Ken Novakowski is the Chair of the BC Labour Heritage Centre.  The Centre is engaged in partnerships and projects that help define and express the role that work and workers have played in the evolution of social policy and its impact on the present and future shaping of the province.

Ken retired in 2009 from the position of Executive Director of the BC Teachers’ Federation, having served in that role for the previous 10 years. He had extensive staff experience with the BCTF prior to that, serving as a Director in Bargaining, and in Campaigns and Communications Divisions. He also served as BCTF President from 1989 to 1992.

Earlier in his career in education, Ken was a high school Social Studies/History teacher in Langley and also served as President of the Langley Teachers’ Association and the BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association.

While on BCTF staff in the late 1990s, Ken played a key role in the founding of the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and served on its board for 13 years.  He currently chairs the CCPAs advisory committee for the Good Economy Project.