National Day of Mourning 2019

Each year, on April 28, workers advocates across Canada gather to commemorate and acknowledge workers who have been killed or who have suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related condition. As we say in the labour movement, on April 28, we mourn the dead, and we recommit to fighting for the living.

Most recent statistics tell us that, in 2017, there were 951 workplace fatalities recorded in Canada. Adding to that harrowing statistic are the 251,508 accepted claims for lost time as a result of a work-related injury or disease. These numbers have been steadily increasing, and it’s important to note that these are just the numbers that are reported and accepted by compensation boards.

But this is about much more than numbers. Behind these statistics are workers as well as loved ones, family members, friends, and co-workers directly affected by unsafe working conditions. Unsafe working conditions that lead to workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are completely preventable. 

Join us as we gather with our friends from across the labour movement to remember:

Hosted by the Calgary District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Ceremony – Wreath Laying and Memorial Service at Calgary Workers Memorial
Edward Place Park, SE corner of City Hall, 9th Avenue and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

Hosted by the Edmonton & District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Grant Notley Park (116 Street and 100 Avenue)

Fort McMurray
Hosted by the Wood Buffalo and District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Howard Pew Memorial Family Park in Fort McMurray

Hosted by the Yellowhead Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Green Square, 309 Gregg Avenue, Hinton

Hosted by the Lethbridge District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
CUPE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge

Red Deer
Hosted by the Red Deer and District Labour Council (RDDLC)
April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 4914 48th Avenue, Red Deer

  Day of Mourning Poster 2019