Day of Mourning - April 28, 2014

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, employers and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases.

  • Please refer to this calendar for a complete list of Day of Mourning events around the province.
  • The B.C. Federation of Labour, the New Westminster and Vancouver District Labour Councils will host a Day of Mourning event on Monday, April 28,  at the New Wesminster Quay on the boardwalk (south of Westminster Savings) with the Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band performing at 11:45 and the Ceremony at 12:00 noon.
  • Every year, WorkSafeBC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia co-host a public ceremony to honour the occasion. This year the Vancouver ceremony will be on  April 28, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Jack Poole Plaza area, at 10:30.

Order decals and posters:
You can request complimentary Day of Mourning decals and posters through WorkSafeBC's
online order form.
You can leave a note in honour of a fallen worker:
If you would like to leave a note in honour of a fallen family member or co-worker, please visit the Day of Mourning commemoration site.