Last year, 140 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away.

We care about the health and safety of B.C workers, employers, and their families. As per the guidance of public health officials to limit gatherings and practice social distancing at this time, we have made the hard decision to cancel the Vancouver Day of Mourning ceremony at Jack Pool Plaza on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020.

Our planning committee is working on alternative plans to remember and acknowledge the workers in British Columbia who lost their lives as a result of work-related injury or disease and we will update this page when those plans are finalized.

On behalf of the B.C. Federation of Labour, the Business Council of B.C., the Vancouver and District Labour Council, and WorkSafeBC, we thank you for your commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces for everyone.

Watch this space for updates and the latest information on ceremonies and commemorations across the province.

 

BC List of Ceremonies

  • Cariboo

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Kootenays

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Lower Mainland

    Gibsons

    Tuesday, April 28th

    11:00 am

    Dougall Park

    Gower Point & South Fletcher Rd.

    Gibsons, BC

    Organizations
    • Unifor 1119

    Powell River

    Tuesday, April 28th

    11:00 am

    Worker’s Memorial at the Cranberry Cemetery

    5811 Crown Ave.

    Powell River, BC

    Organizations
    • CUPE Local 798
  • North East

    Dawson Creek

    Tuesday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    City Hall

    10105 12A St.

    Dawson Creek, BC

    Organizations
    • City of Dawson Creek
  • North West

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Skeena-North Coast

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Thompson Okanagan

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Vancouver Island-Coast

    Courtenay

    Tuesday, April 28th

    10:00 am

    Simms Park Pavilion

    Courtenay, BC

    Organizations
    • Campbell River - Courtenay and District Labour Council
    • City of Courtenay
    • CUPE Local 556

Resources

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.