Jewish Labour Committee


Few social movement organizations can equal the impact of the Jewish Labour Committee (JLC) in fighting discrimination. Such was its success that Frank Scott commented that he knew “of no single body in the whole of Canada doing as much continuous and consistent work for civil liberties.” Another noted civil liberties lawyer in the 1960s, Alan Borovoy, claimed that “every major effort to get civil rights legislation, most of the leading cases and surveys, have been organized and initiated by one of our labour committees for human rights.” For a brief history of the JLC, click here.

A small collection of notices for meetings and events organized by the American and Canadian Jewish Labour Committees is also available below:

For documents relating to the committee’s anti-discrimination campaigns, see

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