Uniting labour in our community

VDLC & Labour in the community

Annual Labour Community Christmas Dinner

December 24 at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver & Whalley Legion, 13525 106 Ave, Surrey

They need the following:

  • unwrapped toys & teenager gifts
  • non-perishable foods
  • gift cards & passes
  • new and gently used, washed clothing for men, women and children
  • jackets, hats, socks, gloves

 They will also need volunteers in Vancouver at the Maritime Labour Centre on:

December 21 – unloading trucks with food and toys @ 10:00 am

December 22 – filling hampers, setting up the hall and sorting clothes @ 10:00 am

December 23 – filling hampers, sorting toys and clothes @ 10:00 am

December 24 – load the moving truck at 9:00 am, then volunteer for dinner @ 3:30 pm.

Volunteers in Surrey at the Whalley Legion on:

December 24 – volunteer at the dinner starting at 3:30 pm

For more information please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-430-1421 or cell 604-306-4156.


Protein for People

Connecting Labour to Communities

Protein for People is a labour initiative funded by union donations and the United Way to provide “labour fished and processed” canned salmon to food banks across BC.

A growing number of people – both working and unemployed – are forced to turn to food banks to feed their families.  In fact, children now make up over 45% of BC food bank users.

Protein is critical to a healthy diet and crucial to mental and physical development.  Protein for People donates union laboured canned salmon, and now peanut butter as well, and helps food banks to maximize their purchasing power through large volume buying.

Each year, Protein for People partners with labour councils to host community forums to connect people with valuable resources and with the labour movement.



Camp Jubilee

The VDLC has been a long time supporter of Camp Jubilee.  For over 79 years Camp Jubilee has been helping ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience camp, regardless of their families economic situation.  Check out their website to learn more about the camp and see how you can get involved, by helping to send a child to camp, volunteering, or many other ways.