Every year, on April 28th, the nation pauses to remember our fallen and injured friends, colleagues and family members. On that date, 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.