Day of Mourning
April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, and employers across Canada come together to remember those who were injured, disabled, or have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th Canada’s Day of Mourning. 2017 marked its 33rd anniversary. Every year, the ACSA and its eight Regional Safety Committees co-host public ceremonies to honour the occasion. At each of the ceremonies and in workplaces across the nation, people observe a moment of silence at 11 o’clock.
It is as much a day to commemorate those workers whose lives have been lost or injured as it is a reminder to strengthen our resolve and establish safer work practices and conditions. Together we can work toward a safer workplace for all Albertans.
Download the 2017 Day of Mourning WCB posters here:
Information on events taking place across the province in 2018 will be made available on this page in due course.