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.

Labour Day 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the ever-changing recommendations from health authorities and government, the New Westminster & District Labour Council and the Vancouver & District Labour Council cancelled plans for in-person 2021 Labour Day events. Instead we are holding the second annual Elsie Awards.

The Elsie (Labour Council) awards will recognize union members in four categories: Awesome Union Activist, Outstanding Shop Steward, Dedicated Front Line Worker and Caring Community Activist. We will highlight nominees from each category speaking about their activism, their union, and what Labour Day means to them. We want to thank our guest speakers and presenters for joining us.

Labour Day has always included our families and in keeping with our tradition of having children’s activities at our events we will also hold a Labour Day colouring challenge. The challenge is open to all and submissions will be posted on our social media pages from mid-August to mid-September.

The virtual Labour Day video will premiere on Labour Day at 11 am. The link will be on our website and social media pages. We want to thank you for helping us make this a successful virtual event and we wish you, your family and community a safe, healthy, calm and kind Labour Day.

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Marissa – age 4

Marissa age 4



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, 24 Provincial Constituencies, 14 Municipalities and 7 School Boards in our area.


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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