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.

Your Path to Political Leadership 2023

For delegates and friends identifying as women or non-binary

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS | Saturday, April 15

Registration Now Open! Coming together for the third consecutive Spring with an ongoing commitment for the change we wish to be.

Event registration now open. $49 for this morning event that includes a light breakfast buffet, coffee & networking, mini-keynote speakers, a powerful panel discussion, and facilitate small-group discussions. It’s going to be memorable and meaningful. If you require assistance with event registration costs, please DM PowHERhouse. Participant discounts are available.


This information morning of networking, discussion and mentorship will be led by our partners at PowHERhouse and feature union and political leaders including BC Federation of Labour President Sussanne Skidmore! More information coming soon!

First Steps forward on Your Path to Political Leadership begins May 6, 2023.

Designed for those looking to become future political champions in the next one to five years by those who have been there with input from those leading in politics at this time. 

First Steps is an interactive group cohort experience from May 6 until the end of June, effectively designed for full schedules and dedicated to building diversity for a brighter future in political leadership.

  • Demystify the Political Process to find JOY in it! Setting a solid foundation to better understand what you are signing up for, how to be a conscious citizen, and why better decision-making is critical to becoming the ancestors now that future generations will be grateful for.
  • Understand where you are now, what values you deeply care about, and who are the role models who inspire you and why.
  • Find your most memorable voice to express YOU and what you stand for – clearly, confidently, and concisely. 
  • Vision a path forward from here; a runway approach matching your readiness with commitment, community, and connections. You don’t need to do this alone.
  • An enriching group process that combines 24-7 online access with regular interactive sessions to walk through a meaningful cohort experience building on purpose and fulfilment without overwhelming already full schedules.

May 6th cohort registration for the 2023 session open now!!  

NWDLC | Spring 2023 Cohort Announcement ⋆ PowHERhouse


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 Tsleil-Waututh


Get in touch with us using this handy form!

    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: [email protected] Twitter: @nwdlc Facebook: NWDLC