April 28, 2020, 10:30 am: National Day of Mourning Ceremony


Held annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.


The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.


On April 28th, the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers will observe Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.


How you can observe the day:

•Make a dedication to those who have died or been injured at work: https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/dedication-landing/

•Observe a moment of silence at 11:00 am



At 10:30 am, please join at https://DayOfMourning.bc.ca and encourage friends, colleagues and members to observe this important day as well.