The National Day of Mourning is a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy. It’s also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace and to preventing further injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

Traditionally on April 28, the Canadian flag flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers observe the Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons, or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence.