This Labour Day is Monday, September 7. Like so many other things during a pandemic, this Labour Day will be different than in years past. This year there are safe, physically distanced activities and virtual parades happening across Ontario this Labour Day. Regardless of how we mark the day, we will still be celebrating workers' contributions to building Ontario and Canada. This year's theme is Forward Together, which is the approach we must take as a country to weather the pandemic and build back stronger than before.
Find a Labour Day event near you
Canadian Labour Congress
Join in the live-streamed launch of the Forward Together: A Canadian Plan
Monday, September 7, 2020, 1 PM
Barrie and District Labour Council
Free Double Feature Drive-In Movie for first 152 registered
Featuring Sponge Bob: Sponge on the Run, and Knives Out
20% off concessions
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Durham Region Labour Council
Virtual Labour Day Celebration on Zoom and Facebook Live
Monday, September 7, 1 PM – 3 PM
Hamilton and District Labour Council
Car Caravan & Tailgate
Monday, September 7, 2020, 11 AM – 2 PM
Kingston and District Labour Council
Monday, September 7, 2020, 10 AM – 12 PM
North Bay and District Labour Council
Over Labour Day weekend, North Bay Labour Council will utilize radio and online paid ads to broadcast a Labour Day message. Lawn signs will be available for pick up a few days before Labour Day weekend. Donations will be made to area food banks on Labour Day.
Contact: Jared Hunt, [email protected]
North Simcoe Muskoka Labour Council
Virtual Labour Day Celebration Video
Monday, September 7, 2020
Contact: Mike DeRose, [email protected]
Northumberland Labour Council
Monday, September 7, 2020 | Port Hope 12:15 PM, Cobourg 1:30 PM
Port Hope (Gilmer’s Hardware Parking Lot)
Cobourg (Northumberland Mall Staples Parking Lot)
Ottawa and District Labour Council
One Hour Virtual Labour Day Celebration that will feature messages from affiliate presidents and special programming for children; broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Monday, September 7, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM
Contact: Sean McKenney, [email protected]
Peel Regional Labour Council
Sunday, September 6, 2020, 10:30 AM
Sudbury and District Labour Council
Monday, September 7, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Monday, September 7, 2020
Virtual Labour Day Parade: featuring “workers in action,” messages of solidarity from leaders and members, inter-spliced with musical/variety performances, and stories from the front lines. In addition, there will be a city-wide transit ad campaign, digital marketing.
Thunder Bay and District Labour Council
Monday, September 7, 2020, 12 PM
Thunder Bay, Meeting place – Community Auditorium Parking Lot
Waterloo Region Labour Council
Free double feature Drive-In Movie
Featuring Call of the Wild and Pride
September 5-6, 2020
Windsor and District Labour Council
Virtual Labour Day: Labour Day Radio ads and Windsor Star article
WDLC Website & Facebook will have special Labour Day photos, message and speeches. Labour Day Speeches will be broadcasted on YourTV.
Labour Council is making donations to front-line worker locals’ favourite charity on their behalf.
List provided by the Ontario Federation of Labour.