The Howling Wolf

Just as our wolf logo symbolizes the leadership, loyalty, strength of character and sense of family that is displayed by emergency responders, The Howling Wolf serves as the voice of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. A wolf’s howl attracts other members of the pack, invites communication and creates a strong bond between pack members. We hope this blog will have the same impact on emergency responders, workplace safety professionals and traffic safety advocates, bringing us all together in the same pack and providing valuable information about workplace safety issues affecting first responders.

Check in frequently for updates on JPMF events and initiatives, interesting research and to add your own howl to our pack.

Day of Mourning: April 28th

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 Sunday, April 28th.

In 2018 in Alberta, 162 men and women died as a result of an unsafe work site. Across the country, 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.

Day of Mourning ceremonies will take place across Canada, including several in Alberta.

Learn more about these events through the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, CUPE Alberta and the Alberta Construction Safety Association.


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