Welcome to the New Westminster & District Labour Council website.

The New Westminster & District Labour Council (NWDLC) is a community-based central labour organization representing trade union members at the local level. We are a chartered organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s national voice for workers and their families.

Our goal is to ensure that our communities and our elected representatives  at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families.

We are honoured to announce that Louella Vincent – RVP Vancouver Coastal Region of the Hospital Employees’ Union was acclaimed as our President for the 2023-2025 term. Louella is the first woman to identify as Métis to lead our Labour Council and we look forward to her leadership in the next two years. Louella also participated in our Powherhouse leadership cohort last year, and we are excited to be partnering with them for another cohort this spring!

Congratulations to Janet Andrews of the Machinists Union Local 764 on her acclamation for Secretary-Treasurer and welcome to Brian Martens of MoveUP acclaimed as one of our three year Trustees.

We would like to sincerely thank our outgoing Executive Board, especially President Coleen Jones of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Pacific Region for their leadership during challenging times. We welcome incoming Board members:

April Duffield- BC General Workers Union
Wendy Cook- BC Teachers’ Federation
Toby Daniel- Canadian Union of Public Employees
Sam Otim- Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
Barb Owen- Hospital Employees’ Union
Sheila Raikadroka- Health Sciences Association of British Columbia
Shane Poole- International Association of Fire Fighters
Paul Pelletreau- Internationals Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
Christy Slusarenko- MoveUP
Aimee Cho- Professional Employees Association
Randy Anderson-Fennell- Retail Wholesale Union
Lisa Langan- United Food & Commercial Workers Union 1518
Owen Goodwin- United Steelworkers

Canadian Labour Congress Pacific rep: Ron Stipp























What is the NWDLC?

The New Westminster & District Labour Council is a community based central labour organization chartered in 1966 by the Canadian Labour Congress to represent workers in fourteen lower mainland municipalities. We represent approximately 60,000 union members from more than 100 affiliated local unions continuing the proud union tradition of workers speaking out on issues affecting them in their workplaces and in their communities. We work together and with community partners like the United Way and the Union Protein Project (formerly Protein for People) to deliver information, services and programs to build a stronger and more compassionate society, one that supports the needs of working families and all people.

The regional area covered by the NWDLC.

Union members participate in the activities of the Labour Council by volunteering time to support other union members on picket lines, attending educational seminars and courses to learn new skills, participating on Labour Council committees and attending events. Members also get involved with community agencies that deliver vital services, serve on community boards and volunteer in civic, provincial and federal election campaigns.

A few facts about NWDLC

Here are a few facts you might not know yet about the NWDLC.

There are more than 100 local unions affiliated to (are members of) the New Westminster & District Labour Council, representing a total membership of approximately 60,000. Locals have members who work within our geographical region covering the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley City and Langley Township in British Columbia.

The NWDLC is governed by an elected Executive of two officers plus 14 members representing local affiliate unions.

There are 11 Federal Ridings, 25 Provincial Constituencies, 14 Municipalities and 7 School Boards in our area, which is on the traditional territories of the following ten First Nations:

Katzie                  Kwantlen                Kwikwetlem

Matsqui              Musqueam            Qayqayt                 

Semiahmoo     Squamish              Tsawwassen       





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Our office is located at 105-3920 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5G 4K7

The NWDLC acknowledges that our office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish Peoples including xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) territories

Phone: 604-291-9306
Email: nwdlc@shawcable.com
Twitter: @nwdlc
acebook: NWDLC