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.

Women in Leadership course offering now open for registration!
This 3-day course offered by the New Westminster & District Labour Council in cooperation with the CLC Pacific Region is open to any leaders who identify as women or who are gender diverse, including non-binary, gender fluid, gender-nonconforming or genderqueer. This course offers an opportunity to develop and enhance leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of current and emerging labour issues. A major component of the course will cover communication and motivational skills that are important for activists.

Participants will explore ways of building on their skills and drawing on their experiences as they advance along the path to leadership and consider running for an elected position or supporting others who run. Whether you’re thinking of leadership within your union, your community or in politics this course is for you! Applicants must have the approval of their union local before enrolling. For registration please contact [email protected] or 604-291-9306

Women in Leadership 2024
Start: Wednesday, May 22, 2024• 9:00 AM
End: Friday, May 24, 2024• 4:30 PM
CLC Pacific Region-BC Fed Board Room • 110-4259 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC Cost: $100.00
Lunch and course materials will be provided.

National Indigenous History Month Celebration
Start: Saturday, June 15, 2024•11:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 15, 2024• 3:00 PM
IUOE Hall• 4333 Ledger Ave, Burnaby, BC
Host Contact Info: [email protected]

Delegates, friends and community allies! You are invited to join the NWDLC Indigenous Standing Committee for a celebration marking National Indigenous History Month.

We are honoured to begin with an opening by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Elders Sam and Les George, followed by bannock and light refreshments. Come ready to learn and participate in Indigenous and Métis arts, crafts and music. The workshops feature beadmaking, wool weaving and drum making with song.

Hank Williams from Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ First Nation will facilitate a workshop on how Indigenous oils are made with local plants, attendees will receive a vial of oil.

Everyone is welcome to this free, all ages event, registration in advance is required to ensure there are enough supplies.

 ***Drum making workshop***

Space is limited for the drum making workshop with Harvey Robinson – Klemtu Hereditary Chief & Drum Maker, if you interested please email [email protected] with “drum workshop” in the subject line.

There is free parking across the street, on transit the venue is accessible by bus and a short walk from Canada Way.




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


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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: [email protected] Facebook: NWDLC