National Day of Mourning
On April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, we remember and honour those who have been killed, injured, or become ill in the course of their work. It’s a day to renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses, and deaths. This year, we are also recognizing all the professions, groups, and individuals who are working to keep us safe and to keep our community running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traditionally for the National Day of Mourning, a ceremony is held at Laurentian University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re instead recognizing this day with a video ceremony including video messages from community leaders and members.
Together, we mourn for the dead and fight for the living.
Webinar (PDF format) from Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) – “Understanding the worker right to refuse unsafe and unhealthy work in Ontario-regulated industries”
PDF of workers’ rights poster from Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC)
Printable colouring page illustrated by Martin Kotyluk. You can colour the page, post it in your window, and share it using the hashtags: #MakeTheDifference and #StopThePandemicAtWork