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 our communities and our elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families.

*Elect Stacey Wakelin for Langley School Board!

Delegates voted at our January 27th meeting to endorse Stacey Wakelin for the Langley School Board by-election on February 27th! If you live in Langley Township, please make a plan to VOTE! Here are some dates to keep in mind:




Also, thank you so much to everyone who joined us for a powerful, insightful and thoughtful conversation celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth and Black Leadership in our local governments, unions and communities on Wednesday, February 17th. We are so appreciative of NWDLC Executive Board member Candace Knoll of USW District 3 – USW Local 1944 for moderating our panel discussion with Coquitlam City Councillor Trish Mandewo, CUPE Local 15 President Warren Williams, Markiel Simpson of BC Community Alliance and Hospital Employees’ Union member and Pink Thursday founder Mark Williams. Thank you also to NWDLC Executive Board member Sam Otim of Federation of Post-Secondary Educators for introducing Cande, Orneli Bakajika for creating the awesome event poster and Miss Maureen of Maureen Simon Foods for providing us the Chicken recipe! A lot to think about and actions to take to build a more inclusive, resilient society together. #solidarity #bclab


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.


Get in touch with us using this handy form!

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

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