Who We Are

The North Bay and District Labour Council is a central labour body that combines the strength of hundreds of local unions representing 15,000 working people and their families. Its mandate is to organize and advocate on issues that are vital to working people throughout the region. We believe that unions are positive forces for democratic social change, and that by working together we can improve Canada for everyone.

We’re connected to the broader labour movement through the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), an umbrella organization for dozens of affiliated Canadian and international unions, as well as provincial federations of labour and regional labour councils. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour councils, and 130 district labour councils. It represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers in every imaginable occupation from coast to coast. Such interests include decent wages, healthy and safe workplaces, fair labour laws, equality rights, dignity in retirement, a sustainable environment, and respect for basic human rights (in Canada and around the world).

Decisions made by local governments help shape the kind of cities we live in. Municipalities are responsible for a wide variety of services and programs, from public transit to social services and the water we drink. We are proud of the diverse makeup of our communities. We have spoken out time and time again on issues of equity and social justice. We have joined with many others to demand that our public services are kept in public hands. 


Henri Giroux President
Jared Hunt Vice-President
Amanda Farrow Secretary
Dave Vadnais Treasurer
Ian Mizzi Sergeant-at-Arms
Lindsey Voisin Communications Officer
Tammy Martel Executive Member
Kim Meecham Executive Member
Jennifer Daguerre Executive Member


Health and Safety

The Health and Safety Committee organizes an annual H&S Awards Dinner, where we give out two awards: the Health and Safety Activist Award and the Prevention Link Award. In addition to organizing the Awards Dinner, the Committee reports on matters relating to workplace health and safety education and government policy.

Labour Day Picnic Committee

Every year, the Labour Day Picnic Committee organizes a huge Labour Day event. The Labour Day Picnic is family-friendly and held at North Bay’s beautiful waterfront park. Families enjoy a BBQ lunch, inflatables, carousel and train rides, and much more.

Equity and Social Justice

The Equity and Social Justice Committee manages a number of provincial campaigns, such as $15 and Fairness and Make it Fair. The Committee organizes events around significant national and international dates, such as International Women’s Day. In addition, Committee members take part in North Bay Pride organizing, Special Olympics fundraising, the White Ribbon campaign, and Tampon Tuesdays.