Peterborough and District Labour Council

Standing up for Working People
In our workplaces and our community

Welcome to the Peterborough and District Labour Council web site. We are very excited to be able to communicate with local members and activists on-line. The site will assist us in keeping you informed of upcoming labour events, labour educationals, and labour council meetings. In addition, the site will provide affiliate members with a list of the elected Labour Council Executive and how to contact them. You will be able to access other labour sites such as the Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour by a simple click.

PLEASE NOTE: Our new phone number is (705) 868-PDLC (7352)
TORONTO: Election Preparation Conference

Federal Election 2015 is fast approaching and we want to make sure that workers’ concerns are well represented in the discussions and outcomes. To see change happen, we need to act and talk to our colleagues, neighbours and families about these values, who best represents them and will work to safeguard them in our laws. Our plan is to bring together seasoned campaigners and new activists from a wide range of communities and workplaces to share the experience they have while learning the latest and best practices for effective campaigning – from outreach and training to social media. Our goal is to show them how to take on the negative, powerful politics of greed and deliver a win for fairness.

A series of skill-building workshops will help you:

  • Obtain new skills to help in local campaigns
  • Get the tools to talk to anyone about this election and all the important issues
  • Build face-to-face skills to talk to people in the workplace and on the door step
  • Learn how to build political support and capacity in your community
  • Learn how to use social media for effective campaigning
  • Learn how to reach out to different communities of interest

Who should go?

The people in your union who can build, lead and deliver a winning campaign need to be at this conference – leaders, community campaigners, organizers and communicators; women and men, young and old; workers of colour, with disabilities, Aboriginal, LGBT; public sector and private sector; full-time, part-time or retired.


Registration 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Session – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
**Reception to Follow Immediately

Discussion/Workshops - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Lunch – Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Discussion/Workshops - 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2/6/2015 - 2/7/2015
Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre - U of T
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON

To Register go to:
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"Far too often the history of working people is overshadowed by the history of politicians and industrial leaders. Labour has been fundamental in shaping legislation, workplace standards, health care and other integral features of Canadian life." This is from the introduction to Standing Strong, Facing Forward - The History of the Labour Movement in Peterborough and District by Tara DeBlois.

Our illustrated hardcover local labour history can be purchased at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill) Peterborough.  Also, the Peterborough Social Planning Council, The United Way of Peterborough and District and several other fine organisations have copies for sale or call the Labour Council at 705-742-9286 to order your copy.


Do you want more fairness, dignity and respect in the workplace? Have you considered joining a union, but don't know how or where to turn? Let us help you Get Organized.
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