Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning


In 2018, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease.

The Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.