National Day of Mourning


On April 28, the Township of Champlain administration paused for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. to honor those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job.

"The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths." - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

In 2019, in Canada, there were:

  • 925 workplace fatalities;
  •  95% of these fatalities were men;
  • The fatalities included 29 young workers aged 15-24. 

Occupational health and safety is a priority and all workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. Let's all make sure we come home to our loved ones after our shift. 

Show your support and help raise awareness of this day by sharing CCOHS’ Day of Mourning social media cards and tagging your posts with #dayofmourning.