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Day of Mourning • April 28, 2015

Day of Mourning - April 28Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Every year, workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives on the job, and re-new our commitment to creating safer workplaces.

This year, WorkSafeBC, the Business Council of British Columbia, and the BC Federation of Labour will co-host a ceremony in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 28, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Jack Poole Plaza area, at 10:30 a.m.

See tentative event listings for this year's ceremonies. More details to come.

  • Learn more about Day of Mourning with our 2014 fact sheet
  • Meet the injured workers and family survivors who will be sharing their stories this year for Day of Mourning.
  • Planning a ceremony? Check out our tool kit.
  • Request your Day of Mourning decals and posters through our online order form.
  • Thirteen years ago, Michael Lovett (pictured on this year's poster) lost his lower leg to a workplace injury. This year, he'll be sharing his story in Kelowna and Kamloops. For more information, visit


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:

Get Started - Plan your event Media Resources Meet our speakers
Order decals and posters

You can request complimentary Day of Mourning decals and posters through WorkSafeBC's online order form.

Leave a note in honour of a fallen worker

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.

Thank you to the following partners and sponsors

Business Council of British Columbia BCFED FortisBC


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