Uniting labour in our community

About us

The VDLC represents 60,000 workers from over 100 affiliated unions in our community.

Labour council members work at food stores, on the docks, in public services, construction and much more.

The labour council brings these members together every month for regular meetings, and carries out events and activities between meetings.  The VDLC meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Maritime Labour Centre (note: there is no August meeting and the December meeting is held early, on the 2nd Tuesday).

We are a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), representing 3.5 million unionized Canadians. The VDLC was founded in 1889 as the “Vancouver Trades and Labour Council”, making it one of the oldest labour organizations in the country.

EXECUTIVE

Our small and committed staff work with the President and Board to keep the VDLC running smoothly. Read More

STAFF

Our small and committed staff work with the President and Board to keep the VDLC running smoothly. Read More

AFFILIATES

The VDLC represents over 100 affiliated unions, 60,000 union members in our community. Read More

COMMITTEES

The VDLC’s five committees organize education programs, solidarity events, political actions and much more. Read More

LABOUR ORGANIZATIONS

We are a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress, and sit on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour. Read More

VDLC IN THE COMMUNITY

We’re active in a wide range of coalitions, solidarity organizations and councils throughout Metro Vancouver. Read More

VDLC IN THE MEDIA

VDLC works to get the word out to news media, and promotes labour events through its own programs. Read More