• A set of 8 postcards of workers in Ottawa during the 40s, 50s and 60s that includes hydro workers, a teacher, bricklayers, meat inspectors, laundress, workers collecting streetcar and bus tickets, men repairing streetcar tracks and the Salvation Army trucks collecting items during the war.
  • A set of 8 postcards of farming in the 40s and 50s from the Stewart farm near Appleton Ontario that includes an aerial view of the farm, a Holstein cow, sheep, Clydesdale horses used to bring in the hay and cut the corn.
  • "On a snowy December night in 1942 in the town of Almonte, Ontario’s Christmas celebrations were cut short when a train transporting Canadian troops rear-ended an Ottawa-bound passenger train that was waiting at the station platform. It is considered one of the worst train wrecks in Canadian history. Ottawa Storytellers Donna Stewart and Ruth Stewart-Verger tell stories of the people and events surrounding the Almonte Train Wreck. Johnny Spinks, a local Almonte singer accompanied by Bradley Scott, sang Mac Beattie’s song “Train Wreck at Almonte” courtesy of the Beattie family and his own song “Rust on the Rails”. This is a story celebrating the people who rode and worked on the trains of the Ottawa Valley and, specifically, those who came to the aid of No. 550 Pembroke Local, during the foul weather of December 27, 1942. The 50-minute video is in English only."
  • This 100-minute video, 50 years of the Union of Taxation Employees, is a celebration of the achievements of a labour organization and their members on their 50th anniversary. The organization began as the Dominion Income Tax Staff Association in the 1940s. It became the Taxation Component of the Public Service Alliance in 1966 and was then renamed the Union of Taxation Employees in 1987. Over the years, the union became known for its militancy and effectiveness, but also, for establishing good relations at every level with their employer, the Canada Revenue Agency. Definitely something to celebrate.
  • "Fifty years ago, the leaders of many different, often competing, associations came together at a convention to formally establish a union for federal government workers. This represented the culmination of years of struggle to achieve what other workers outside the federal public sector had enjoyed for decades. It was the first step to bringing about real change in our members’ workplaces. It helped families and built communities. In 50 years, our membership has grown to include public sector workers in the north, university teaching and research assistants, workers in Indigenous communities and more. From the beginning, PSAC recognized the need to reach out to the broader labour movement, working in Canada and internationally to build solidarity with the struggles of working people around the world. As we celebrate our first 50 years, the work of building our union goes on."
  • This fifty-year history is a celebration of the achievements of a labour organization. It is also an attempt to preserve the union’s record for future generations of members and activists. The book opens with the Taxation Staff Association, founded in 1943; this became the Taxation Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 1966. As the Component became ever-more successful, it changed its name to the Union of Taxation Employees in 1987. Over the years, the union became known for its militancy and effectiveness but also, remarkably, for establishing good relations at every level with the employer, the Canada Revenue Agency. Truly, something to celebrate.
  • "In its first half-century, the Public Service Alliance of Canada evolved from a marriage of convenience between two rival public service organizations in 1966 into one of the country’s strongest and most progressive unions. The story of how this came to be is a tribute to those members, staff and leaders whose vision and dedication set a steady (if sometimes stormy) course over the past five decades. The history of PSAC has not only been one of celebration, but of reverses and setbacks. The union has faced many obstacles, internal and external, as it grew, learning collectively from its failures as well as its successes. Its history so far is, of course, a work in progress: much remains unfinished, and many new and complex challenges lie ahead. But the union's hard-won maturity and ability to adapt have equipped it well to face the future with confidence."
  • This is the story of how the Wong brothers travelled to Ottawa, Canada and built lives for themselves and their growing families. Stories like theirs lay the foundations of a great city. It was inspired by Denise Chong’s research.
  • The 2021 calendar is a 14-month calendar celebrating workers who live and work in the Ottawa Valley on both sides of the Ottawa River.
  • Our 2023 Workers’ History Museum calendar celebrates the skilled trades.


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