Employer Toolkit

On April 28, join us to honour all of the Nova Scotians who have been lost or injured at work or because of their work, as we mark the Day of Mourning.

Is your workplace ready to mark this day, and build a safer workplace for your employees? Find resources below to help you commemorate this day with your teams and workplaces.

Here are some of the ways you can commemorate the day with your teams:

2024 Workplace Resources

Below you will find the following resources you can use to help acknowledge the Day of Mourning in your workplace.


You can download and print the new 2024 poster or send an email request and we'll send a small quantity for your workplace. Please include the following information:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Number of employees (this will help us determine how many to send)   

View posters from past years.

Email signature taglines

A simple way to remind those inside and outside your organization about the Day of Mourning is to add a tagline to your email signatures. Make your own or choose from the following:

  • On April 28, we observe the Day of Mourning, dedicated to those who have died or been injured at work. Visit dayofmourning.ns.ca to learn more.
  • Join us in paying tribute to those who have died or been injured at work - attend a Day of Mourning ceremony on April 28 or learn more at dayofmourning.ns.ca

Company announcement email template

On April 28, you can share an email with all employees to remind them to take a moment to honour the day. Here is a template to use or create your own:

Today we join employers throughout Nova Scotia and across the country in observing the National Day of Mourning. This is a day to pause and remember of the need to take action to prevent injuries and to reduce the real-life impact that results from unsafe workplaces.

The Day of Mourning is an important reminder of the need to reduce the human devastation that results from unsafe workplaces.

Visit dayofmourning.ns.ca to find how you can honour those who have died or been injured at work.

Email and website banner

Download and post this banner on your website or include it in your emails, leading up to and during the Day of Mourning.

Click here to download an email banner.

Click here to download an website banner.

Video call background

Remind those on your video call about Day or Mourning and show your support. Download this image to use as your background.

Click here to download a video call background.

Social graphic

Help raise awareness of the Day of Mourning on social media. Create a post using our social graphic on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Click here to download a social graphic.