Each year, April 28 is observed across Canada as the Day of Mourning, a day to honour those who have died, suffered injury or experienced illness due to work-related causes.
The date was chosen because on that day in 1914, the Workmen’s Compensation Act was given third reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Day of Mourning is officially recognized in many provinces across the country and in many municipalities throughout Ontario.
The day has been observed in Ontario since the late 1980s. Canadians can honour the memory of those who have died on the job by committing to prevent work-related injury and illness.