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Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, employers, and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases.
Every year, WorkSafeBC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia co-host a public ceremony to honour the occasion.
This year the Vancouver ceremony will be on Monday, April 28, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Jack Poole Plaza, at 10:30 a.m. Ceremonies will also be held around B.C. to see what's taking place in your area view the list of ceremonies.
We've developed resources for employers, workers, and the media to help you get involved in the Day of Mourning. You can learn more in the sections below:
You can request complimentary Day of Mourning decals and posters through WorkSafeBC's online order form.
If you would like to leave a note in honour of a fallen family member or co-worker, please visit the Day of Mourning commemoration site.
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