The National Day of Mourning is marked every April 28 to remember those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness, due to a work-related incident. It is also a time to re-commit ourselves to safety and health in the workplace and the prevention of further injury, illness and death.
This special day began in Canada and now takes place in more than 100 countries around the world. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many related events have been cancelled or have moved online.
In Winnipeg, the annual SAFE Workers of Tomorrow Leaders' Walk, which normally takes place along Broadway, has been cancelled for this year. For information about the status of other events, please visit the Day of Mourning page on SAFE Work Manitoba’s website. For general information about the National Day of Mourning, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website.
Regardless of whether or not you attend an event, please consider pausing at 11 a.m. on April 28 for a moment of silence.