April 28 Day of Mourning

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Day of mourning for persons killed or injured in the workplace

April 28 Day of Mourning poster

Day of Mourning poster with candle

At Workplace Safety North, we believe every worker should return home safe and healthy at the end of each work day. Tragically, some never do.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this year, the risk to workers is higher than ever. WSN encourages everyone to stay home and stay safe, so that essential frontline workers who must go into work in healthcare, transportation, warehouse and supply chain, pharmacies and grocery stores are kept safe.

Canada’s Day of Mourning is a day to remember lives lost, and a day to resolve to make workplaces safer. The day of observance was passed into legislation by the Workers Mourning Day Act, and encourages all Canadians to remember workers killed and injured in the workplace, or as a result of occupational disease.

Please share the poster to honour the memory of all workers who have been killed and injured in the workplace. By working together – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths.

Plan to attend virtual event at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health at 10:00 am ET on April 28, 2020.

Full list of Ontario virtual events from Workers Health and Safety Centre.


Day of Mourning statements from Ministry, Chief Prevention Officer and Prevention Council Members

COVID-19 Resources for businesses

Photo of Timmins miners' memorial