Day of Mourning

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Every year workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and re–new our commitment to creating safe workplaces.

This year, WorkSafeBC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia will co-host a public ceremony in Vancouver to honour the occasion on Tuesday, April 28, at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Jack Poole Plaza at 10:30 a.m.

Ceremonies will also be held around B.C. Please see the list below to find an event in your area.

List of Ceremonies

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley
Skeena - North Coast
Thompson - Okanagan
Vancouver Island - Coast
North East


We’ve developed resources for employers, workers, and the media to help you get involved in the Day of Mourning. You can learn more in the sections below:

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