School of Labour: Labour Fair

What is the Labour Fair?

It is safe to say that George Brown College’s Labour Fair is the biggest – in terms of scope, size and breadth – event to profile the labour movement to post-secondary students at any college or university in Canada!


Furthermore, the Labour Fair has grown into one of the largest events at George Brown organized specifically for our students. It is:

  • An annual, week-long event that brings trade union speakers into about 80 college classrooms across our 3 campuses
  • An opportunity for over 3000 students to hear the union perspective on the issues that they face when they get jobs in the sectors they are training for – the challenges the sector is facing, strategies to overcome occupational problems.
  • Not just talks, but also cultural events! Music, films, displays, theatre and performance art – to highlight workers’ issues and issues of social justice in a creative and imaginative way, and the labour movement’s artistic contributions.

The Labour Fair emphasizes the added rights and benefits that a union brings into the workplace, and that unions help to narrow the gap between rich and poor in our society. We also give prominence to struggles against classism, racism, sexism, colonialism, homophobia, heterosexism, discrimination against people with disabilities and other forms of economic and social injustice. 

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See examples of School of Labour Posters created by George Brown Students:

Labour Fair 2017

 Labour Fair 2017 cover image  

Labour Fair 2016

Labour Fair 2016 Poster  

Labour Fair 2014

Labour Fair 2014 Poster  

Labour Fair 2013

School of Labour Poster 2013 Image small  

Labour Fair 2012

Labour Fair 2012  

Labour Fair 2011


Labour Fair 2010


Labour Fair 2009


Labour Fair 2008


Labour Fair 2007


Labour Fair 2006


Labour Fair 2005


Labour Fair 2004



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