COVID Chronicles: BC Labour’s Story 

Joshua Berson photo.

During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21, the B.C. Labour Heritage Centre (BCLHC) recorded first-hand accounts of BC’s working people.

The purpose of the project was to capture, expand and enrich history by documenting the current moment as it relates to working people and unions, to explore how their work was impacted by the pandemic and the public health orders that were made. The collection intends to preserve this moment for future historians.

The project began in July 2020. There were several components:

  • Recorded video interviews
  • Photographs
  • An online survey
  • Archived articles and media reports
  • Artifacts

Interviews conducted to March 3, 2021:

Joshua Berson photo

Don’t have time to watch everything? Below are clips from some of the interviews:

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from WorkSafeBC to this project.