Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.
Workers, families, employers, and communities across the province come together each year to remember those who have lost their lives on the job, and to renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, WorkSafeBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Day of Mourning ceremony at Jack Pool Plaza. They will be sharing a commemorative video to recognize the day.
Some other ways to commemorate the day include:
- Sending a message to staff re-enforcing your commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and sharing the link to the commemorative video
- Observing a moment of silence on April 28
- Sharing a message on social media
Please visit www.dayofmourning.bc.ca to watch and share the commemorative video, to make a dedication in honour of a fallen worker, and to order complimentary decals and posters.
Let’s take a moment on April 28 at 10:30 am to remember the all 140 B.C. workers who died last year from a workplace injury or disease