TORONTO — The National Day of Mourning will be marked across the country April 28 to honour and remember those who have lost their lives or been injured in a workplace tragedy.
The day serves to as a way for people to renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.
Canadian flags will be flown at half-mast on Parliament Hill and government buildings and employers and workers will observe the day in different ways including lighting candles, laying wreaths, wearing commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands and pausing for a moment of silence at 11 a.m. to honour those who have died.
According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, in 2021, there were 1,081 workplace fatalities recorded in Canada, 1,009 of which were male workers and 72 were female workers, states the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website, adding among these deaths were 18 young workers aged 15 to 24.
In honour of the Day of Mourning, Threads of Life, an organization that supports families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease, asked three family members who have lost loved ones to share what they miss most about them. The videos can be viewed here.
Other events and resources are as follows:
Threads of Life – virtual Day of Mourning Ceremony. To register click here.
To find out more about the hundreds of services taking place across the country visit
National Day of Mourning – April 28 | Threads of Life
A list of local labour council Day of Mourning services across Ontario can be found here. .
Day of Mourning resources and tools can also be found on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website at Day of Mourning | WSIB
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Amazing how business never acknowledge this day even thoigh if it wadnt for workers there would be no bisiness!