National Day of Mourning, 28 April 2019


The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, suffered injury, illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. We also honor the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies. Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) hopes that the observance of this day is taken not only as a day to remember the dead and injured, but also a day to strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries. On April 28th the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers will observe Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. Engage in National Day of Mourning 2018 #dayofmourning. For more information, visit:

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