Last year, 158 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. Now, families and communities are left to mourn.
Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.
This year, the Vancouver ceremony will take place at Jack Poole Plaza next to the Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. The ceremony starts at 11:45 a.m., and parking is available on site.
The ceremony will also be live streamed on YouTube: click here to watch live (HTML 5-supported browser is needed).
We’ve developed resources for employers, workers, and the media to help you get involved in the Day of Mourning. You can learn more here.