The National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

The Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the Day of Mourning in Canada in 1984, and was chosen to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the day Ontario passed the Workers’ Compensation Act and subsequently in1991, the federal government proclaimed April 28 as the National Day of Mourning.

#DayofMourning is also a day to collectively commit to the safety of our workplaces and to those who continue to serve on the frontlines putting their health on the line to serve their communities.

To be part of the solution you can ensure the appropriate safety measures are in place at your places of business and to continue to follow COVID safety measures to reduce the risk and strain on our health care workers and to protect our essential workers.

#ApartTogether we remember those who have been injured or lost their lives and do our part to prevent injuries and these devastating losses in the future.

Kelly Ralston – Social Media & Program Coordinator