Day of Mourning

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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. 2019 marks its 35th 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.

Information on events taking place across the province in 2019 will be made available on this page in due course.

Day of Mourning Activities in Your Region

2019 Day of Mourning events are arranged by the ACSA’s Regional Safety Committees (RSCs). For more information about the events happening in your area, please email your local RSC or check them out on their Facebook pages.

Calgary

Facebook Page: CRSC

Email: CRSC@youracsa.ca

Edmonton

Facebook Page: ERSC

Email: ERSC@youracsa.ca

Grande Prairie

Facebook Page: GPRSC

Email: GPRSC@youracsa.ca

Lethbridge

Facebook Page: n/a

Email: LRSC@youracsa.ca

Lloydminster

Facebook Page: n/a

Email: LakelandRSC@gmail.com

Parkland (Red Deer)

Facebook Page: n/a

Email: PRSC@youracsa.ca

Wood Buffalo (Ft. McMurray)

Facebook Page: WBRSC

For more information contact WBRSC@youracsa.ca