Who We Are

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.