History of the IWW in Canada Public

Text and pictures about the history of the IWW in Canada. The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) was active in Canada from a very early point in the organization's history, especially in Western Canada, primarily in British Columbia. The union was active larely in organizing the lumber and mining industry along the coast, in the Interior of BC, and Vancouver Island. Some members of the IWW had relatively close links with the Socialist Party of Canada. Today the IWW remains active in Canada with branches active in Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto and Montr?al. Among the current IWW shops in Canada is the Ottawa Panhandlers' Union, which continues a tradition in the IWW of organizing disenfranchised workers on relief or in work camps started during the Great Depression. In the spirit of organizing industrially, any who make their living in the street, such as buskers, street vendors, or panhandlers are welcome to join the Ottawa Panhandlers' Union.


In Collection:
Creator Subject Publisher Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 17 p.
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 60.10867, -113.64258
Physical repository Collection
  • Jim Campbell (Julie Thiers) Collection
  • Donor: Julie Thiers
Provider Genre Fonds title
  • Jim Campbell fonds
Fonds identifier
  • AR459
Is referenced by Date digitized
  • June 9, 2011
Technical note
  • 300 dpi tiff. Digitized by CDW; metadata by GF and KD.
  • 1976
  • Contact UVic Archives for access to the original, or ask UVic Archives to make a copy (fee for service). Patrons may look at the material through the Anarchism Digital Research Centre, but may not use images unless they contact UVic Archives.
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