The Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) was founded in 1999 by a group of trade unionists, community activists, archivists, and historians who decided to take the first steps to collect, preserve, and publicize the stories of Alberta’s working people and their organizations.

Our work has steadily grown, as we: conduct interviews that are preserved on videotape and typed transcripts; collect, catalogue, and preserve records, correspondence, photos, and publications and provide instruction to holders; produce an Alberta Labour History Calendar, a ‘living history’ of events in Alberta; cooperate annually with the Edmonton Public Library to host a Labour History Day; provide material in written, picture, and digital form to other history projects; make presentations to trade unions and other organizations to tell labour’s story as widely as possible; and work with producers to create television, video, and audio for productions.