In 2014, 919 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada – that’s more than 2.5 deaths every single day.
This day is as much about a commitment to safer workplaces as it is about remembering those who were killed or injured on the job:
To remember and honour those killed or seriously injured on the job, RTL-Westcan employees will be holding a minute of silence on Thursday, April 28th, beginning at 11:59 am local time.
For more information on the National Day of Mourning and events being held across Canada, please see the below links.
Threads of Life – http://threadsoflife.ca/national-day-of-mourning-april-28th/
Manitoba – http://safemanitoba.com/day-mourning
New Brunswick – http://www.worksafenb.ca/list-of-events
Newfoundland and Labrador – http://www.whscc.nf.ca/mourning.whscc
Northwest Territories – http://www.wscc.nt.ca/occupational-health-safety/events/day-mourning
Nova Scotia – http://dayofmourning.ns.ca/
Prince Edward Island – http://www.wcb.pe.ca/Information/NewsItem/284
Quebec – http://parlersst.com/