Who We Are

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." -Margaret Mead

Durham Region Labour Council represents workers from many affiliated unions in our community.

Labour council members work at food stores, offices, plants, in public services, construction and much more.

The labour council brings these members together every month for regular meetings, and carries out events and activities between meetings.  DRLC meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the IBEW 353 Hall in Oshawa (note: there are no July and August meeting).

We are a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), representing 3.5 million unionized Canadians. Durham Region Labour Council has been the voice of working people in Durham Region since 1942. 

Labour councils can be of great importance to the communities in which we all live. However, labour councils can only make a difference when local unions are involved in building labour’s voice in the community.

As a participating local in the labour council, local delegates have the opportunity to take on leadership roles, whether it be as an executive member or through committee. Labour council experiences can bring new skills to people aspiring to leadership positions in their locals.