April 28, Day of Mourning event listing now online
Working people fought long and hard for their right to safe and healthy work. And yet too many still are killed, injured or made ill by hazardous work. We remember them April 28.
On this day and every day however, Workers Health & Safety Centre joins with health and safety advocates to rededicate ourselves to supporting prevention measures based on fundamental worker rights.
Every year, WHSC helps promote Day of Mourning (DOM) events organized by constituent labour councils in communities across Ontario. This year’s campaign message encourages workers and their representatives to “Prevent worker disability, disease and death. Demand what works!”
A National Day of Mourning was first recognized by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to raise public awareness of worker injury, illness and death. More than 100 countries now observe a Day of Mourning.
Learn more about the National Day of Mourning.
Download and share WHSC's 2017 Day of Mourning brochure.
Want to attend a DOM event in your community? Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check back with us. We will update the event listing as new information becomes available.
Want to learn how WHSC’s information resources and training can support your workplace prevention efforts? Contact WHSC and ask to speak with a training services representative.
To learn more: