The Day of Mourning – which honours those people who have lost their lives as a result of a workplace incident or illness – takes place on April 28th.
Last year in Alberta, 165 men and women died as a result of an unsafe work site. Across Canada, an average of over 950 Canadians die as a result of occupational incidents each year. Please take time to honour these fallen workers – mourn the dead and fight for the living.
While Day of Mourning ceremonies typically take place across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted observances online. Please seek out a virtual event or simply observe a moment of silence at 11 am on April 28th.
Learn more through Alberta’s WCB website or from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.