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Canada’s National Day of Mourning 

Sunday April 28 is Canada’s National Day of Mourning.

It’s a day dedicated to remembering those who were lost, or suffered injury or illness due to a work related tragedy. It’s also a day to come together and renew our commitment to improving health and safety initiatives and preventing further incidents, injuries and deaths.

It’s important, too, to recognize the families affected by the tragedies as well, forever changed.

Every worker has the right to return home safely at the end of each work day.

Employers and workers will observe the National Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some will attend ceremonies, light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.

The flags will fly at half-mast at Parliament and federal government buildings.

We hope you’ll join us in remembering, and in our continued commitment to health & safety.

Additional Resources: CCOHS Day of MourningMinistry of Labour, Canada.ca