VDLC Community Events

Join Community Savings at the VDLC/Union Protein Project Community Forum on Thursday, Sept 26th.

This free forum features:

• Family fun and games
• Musicians
• BBQ hot dogs & snacks
• Kids entertainment.
• Information booths and free giveaways

The Vancouver & District Labour Council Community Forum brings together families from the community, food bank clients, labour leaders and activists, and representatives from community based service organizations.

September 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Queen Alexandra Elementary School
1300 E Broadway, Vancouver

This free event is sponsored by the Vancouver & District Labour Council with support from The Union Protein Project

Community Savings is proud to be a supporter of the The Union Protein Project and the valuable help they provide local food banks.

About The Union Protein Project
The Union Protein Project started as “Protein for People”; a labour initiative funded by union donations and the United Way to provide “labour fished and processed” canned salmon to food banks across BC.  It has since expanded into providing tuna and peanut butter as well and serves not only BC, but Alberta as well.  A growing number of people, both working and unemployed, are forced to turn to food banks to feed their families.  In fact, over 32% of BC food bank users are children. Protein is critical to a healthy diet and crucial to mental and physical development. The Union Protein Project subsidizes union canned salmon, tuna, and peanut butter and helps food banks to maximize their purchasing power through large volume buying.

About The Vancouver & District Labour Council
The VDLC represents 60,000 workers from over 100 affiliated unions in our community.
Labour council members work at food stores, on the docks, 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.
The VDLC is a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), representing 3.5 million unionized Canadians. The VDLC was founded in 1889 as the “Vancouver Trades and Labour Council”, making it one of the oldest labour organizations in the country.