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Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. It’s a time when workers, families, employers, and others come together and 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.
In addition to the joint ceremony held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Jack Poole Plaza, WorkSafeBC participated in 31 Day of Mourning events, joining governments, businesses, and other organizations in recommitting ourselves to workplace safety.
Approximately 84,000 Day of Mourning decals and posters were also sent out to many workplaces and communities around the world.
View the list of ceremonies held across the province this year.
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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