The 17 member elected VDLC Executive Board is made up of delegates from labour council affiliates in both the public and private sectors. The president is a full time position, while others hold jobs where their union is certified.
The Executive Board meets monthly to oversee the work of the labour council and recommend motions to monthly delegate meetings. Executive Board members also chair VDLC committees, participate in the council’s activities and mentor new activists. Meetings are also attended by the assigned representative from the Canadian Labour Congress.
Eligibility for election is detailed in Section 6 of the VDLC Constitution.
VDLC staff is represented by the Movement of United Professionals (MoveUP) and covered under the Master Trade Union Group.
Contact us for more information on joining a committee, or to be put in touch with a committee chairperson.
Works to oppose systemic racism and build an anti-racist labour movement.
Coordinates the labour council’s educational programs. Courses include labour law, collective bargaining, public speaking, economics and more. Programs are low cost and accessible.
We also include educational components in many of our regular monthly meetings, and organize occasional evening educational sessions.
Housing Action Team
Working group of the Municipal Engagement Committee dedicated to advocating around issues of affordable housing and tenant rights.
Builds International relationships and hosts workshops and meetings with speakers and guests. The committee also oversees the VDLC’s adopt an organizer program which supports union activists in the Philippines.
Municipal Engagement Committee
Identifies and mobilizes around issues affecting working people at the municipal level.
Coordinates the vetting and endorsement process and campaign strategy for municipal elections, and participates in lobbying.
Solidarity in Action
Provides support for workers and unions engaged in labour disputes.
This women only committee organizes an annual International Women’s Day Dinner and offers educational programs for women.
Brings together young workers (30 years and under) for education, discussion and support to develop skills, and gain experience in labour activism.