Each year on April 28 we stand together to remember those who are killed, hurt or made ill by hazardous conditions in the workplace. This National Day of Mourning (DOM) was first recognized by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, but is now observed by more than 100 countries worldwide.
Whatever job we do, we all have the right to a safe and healthy place of work, and we all have a role to play in making that happen. So on this important day we stand united to remember and reflect – but also to reaffirm our commitment going forward to get every worker home safely at the end of the day.
On April 28 – and everyday – we will send the message that employers have a legal duty to ensure workers stay healthy and safe.
Make your stand at one of the Day of Mourning events taking place across Ontario. To find an event in your community, download the Workers Health & Safety 2017 Day of Mourning brochure.