Events

Here are the events you will find the NWDLC at each year. Check our facebook for event details.

International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.  We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.  By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.

May Day

A celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

Labour Day

Observed on the first Monday in September, honouring the achievements of working people in Canada.

Remembrance Day

November 11, delegates lay wreaths on behalf of the Labour Council at services in their community remembering the sacrifice and service of members of the armed forces.

United Way of the Lower Mainland Labour Appreciation Dinner

In late November/early December the NWDLC honours an individual with the Labour Community Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding Labour activism and community service at the United Way event.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Each December 6 in Canada commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in which fourteen women were murdered and ten others injured.