Help Define the Future of the Labour Movement

The 29th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress will be held from Tuesday, June 15 to Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Canadian Labour Congress holds a Convention every three years. Local unions send delegates to the Convention with proposed resolutions they present to the floor. The resolutions are debated and policies are adopted.

At the end of the Convention, the Congress develops an Action Plan based on the resolutions, committee reports and policies discussed amongst the members of the Labour movement.

This Action Plan is the basis of our work for the next three years. It provides a general guide to the activities of the Congress itself, the provincial and territorial federations of labour, local labour councils and affiliated unions.

CLC officers are also elected by secret ballots during this week and serve a three-year term.

Representation at Canadian Labour Congress conventions, as well as the procedure for submitting policy resolutions, petitions, appeals and constitutional amendments are governed by Articles 10, 11, 12 and 23 of the CLC Constitution.


Amended at the 28th Constitutional Convention held in Toronto from May 8 – 12, 2017 CLC 28th Convention – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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A Democratic Agenda

It’s clear — labour has the power to mobilize workers to win better working conditions, elect progressive governments, and shape a society in which everyone can achieve their fullest potential. In this session, we will hear about the current challenges facing our movement.

This day’s theme will explore how we bring the public on the side to confront the forces that aim to divide us, and how we win social protections that improve people’s lives.


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