Day of Mourning

Every year, on April 28, Canadians observe the Day of Mourning to remember our family members, friends and colleagues who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. On this day, we renew our commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress declared it an annual day of remembrance and the federal government entrenched it in 1991 in the Workers Mourning Day Act. Outside of Canada, the day is commonly referred to as Workers' Memorial Day. It is observed in more than 80 countries.

The Day of Mourning ceremony will be held at the Workers' Memorial at Shipyards Park on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend in person, the Yukon Federation of Labour (YFL) will also stream the event live on its Facebook page and on the YFL website.

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