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Day of Mourning goes online

On April 28, 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 their commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces during the annual Day of Mourning ceremonies.

This year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ceremonies are moving online. 

You can take part in a moment of silence on April 28 at 10:30 a.m. to remember the 140 B.C. workers who died last year from a workplace injury or disease. Day of Mourning organizers will be posting messages from its partners and a video to recognize the day, and those we lost at https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/

On behalf of the B.C. Federation of Labour, the Business Council of B.C., the Vancouver and District Labour Council, and WorkSafeBC, thanks for your commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces for everyone.

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
  • Ordering a wreath for your office or worksite

Please visit 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.

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