This November, New Democrats from all corners of BC will gather in Victoria for our biennial Convention — our first in-person Convention since the pandemic. This time, our theme is ‘Building a Better Future, Together’.
Join us for a weekend of spirited policy discussions and training sessions as we celebrate our achievements, welcome our new Premier for his first convention as leader, and get organized for the election in Fall 2024.
Our 2023 Convention is taking place in-person at the Victoria Conference Centre, located at 720 Douglas Street in Victoria, BC from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19.
Convention 2023 is taking place on the territory of the Lekwungen-speaking people and the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
Agenda & Speakers
We're pleased to welcome several keynote speakers to Convention 2023, including Premier David Eby, Leader of Canada's NDP Jagmeet Singh and April Sims, President of the Washington State Labour Council, AFL-CIO — plus some special guests joining us for panel discussions and development sessions.
A lot goes into making a BC NDP Convention a success. Here are a few of the dates you need to know:
Sept 13: Delegate registration opens
Sept 18: Honourary Life Membership nominations deadline
Sept 18 at 5pm: Resolution submission deadline
Sept 25: Resolution prioritization opens
Sept 29: Resolution prioritization closes
Oct 13: Early bird delegate registration deadline Oct 14: Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at Convention rates
Oct 17: Roberts Rules of Order Training (virtual)
Oct 20: Submission deadline for In Memoriam recognition
Nov 5: Roberts Rules of Order Training (virtual)
Nov 17: WGRC Convention and YND Convention
Nov 17-19: Convention
Nov 18: Leader's Reception
The BC NDP Convention will kick off late afternoon on Friday, November 17 and will wrap up on Sunday, November 19.
Call for Memorabilia
The BC NDP History Committee is building a memorabilia archive that goes right back to the founding of our party in 1961 and the CCF before that. Do you or someone in your constituency have copies of old election brochures, posters, platforms and pamphlets from previous campaigns. Do you have old copies of the party newspaper 'The Democrat’? Do you have photographs of NDP events that you could share with us?
All these materials are invaluable to telling the story of the BC NDP — from minutes to convention kits to policy papers to buttons and more. We need examples from every corner of the province!
Please bring any memorabilia you no longer want or need to convention, where our Committee will have a table to collect material Friday afternoon and evening, November 17th. Additional times will be announced. Please contribute if you can, and thank you in advance.