About Day of Mourning

Every year, the Day of Mourning is observed on April 28 to pay tribute to those who have died or been injured at work.

The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.

Sadly, in 2021, 20 Nova Scotians died at work or because of their work. Of these, five people died from acute traumatic injuries on the job. There were also 15 fatalities classified as chronic - seven related to occupational diseases stemming from past exposures, and eight caused by health-related issues, such as heart attacks, which occurred at the workplace but may or may not have been related to work.

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL), WCB Nova Scotia (WCB) and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI), in partnership with Threads of Life, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting families affected by workplace tragedy, ask you to join us to pause and remember all those who have suffered a workplace injury or death. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to work together to continue to reduce the impact of workplace injury in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Day of Mourning Ceremonies
Thursday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds
Wreath laying invited
For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour

More ceremonies will be added as details become available.

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