Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning


In 2019, 140 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities normally come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease. In lieu of public getherings to remember those who have lost their lives on the job, a moment of silence is being observed on April 28 at 10:30 am.



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. In these challenging times, the safety of our essential workers in health, food, first response, construction, and other sectors, is even more paramount.