April 28 @ 11:00 AM - National Day of Mourning.

April 14, 2021

Marked annually in Canada on April 28th, 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 observance of this day is meant to honour the lives of workers lost, but it is also a call to protect the living and make the world of work a safer place. We must continue to commit to safe and healthy conditions in the workplace to prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic welcome all to reflect on this year’s National Day of Mourning.


Mark the day with a moment of silence at 11:00 am.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has made some memorable social media images to post and use in honour of 2021 Day of Mourning. Visit https://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/


Participate in an online event commemorating the day.

The Worker Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) has created a listing highlighting the 2021 Day of Mourning virtual events taking place across Ontario.

2021 Day of Mourning Ontario Events Listing

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is hosting a ceremony online to commemorate the 2021 National Day of Mourning. More information will be made available online.


Visiting a Worker Memorial located in your area.

Memorials have been and continue to be erected in Ontario communities to highlight and honour those lost due to workplace tragedies. Thanks to the fundraising and organizing efforts of workers, health and safety activists and other concerned citizens, the Workplace Health and Safety Centre has a Worker Memorial webpage.

Visit https://www.whsc.on.ca/Events/Day-of-Mourning/Worker-Memorials


Share information that highlights the need for continued efforts to stop preventable workplace injuries and deaths.

The Worker Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) has produced the following materials:

2021 - WHSC - Day of Mourning - Flyer: Promises. Precautions. Persistence.

2021 - WHSC - Day of Mourning - Statistics: Reflecting Reality.


[Image credit: ccohs.ca]