National Day of Mourning for Workers


Across Canada, April 28 is designated the Day of Mourning.

Together with our colleagues across the labour movement we honour workers injured or killed on the job and those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease.

We will continue our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces for our members.

The Canadian Labour Congress first recognized the Day of Mourning in 1984. In 1990, this day became a national observance with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act. The federal government officially proclaimed April 28 as the national Day of Mourning in 1991.

Canada was the first nation to recognize the Day of Mourning and now, many countries throughout the world observe this day.

There are a number of events happening across the province, for more information please visit Day of Mourning BC.