April 28 Day of Mourning

Friday, March 29, 2019

Day of mourning for persons killed or injured in the workplace

April 28 Day of Mourning poster

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.

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.

The Act also encourages Canadians to ‘earnestly set an example of their commitment to the issue of health and safety in the workplace.’ Ceremonies include lighting candles, donning ribbons or black armbands, and observing a moment of silence. The Day of Mourning is recognized across the country with Parliament Hill flying the Canadian flag at half-mast.

Photo of Timmins miners' memorial

To attend a ceremony in your area, view a list of Ontario-wide events.

Please print and post 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.