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.

Last year, 24 families in Nova Scotia were forever changed when 24 people died at work or because of their work.

One fatality is simply too many - the cost too great.

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

Friday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds
1726 Hollis Street, Halifax
Wreath laying invited
For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour

Friday, April 28th at 3 9.m.
Memorial Park
125 Park St., Kentville.
Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Labour Council office, 362 Main Street in Kentville.
Please RSVP as soon as possible.
Janet Barteaux, President AVLC

Friday, April 28, 2019, noon
Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial
124 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg
Organized by the Town of Lunenburg

Virtual Ceremony
Join Threads of Life at noon (ADT), April 28, 2023, for an online ceremony in remembrance of all those who have been lost to a workplace tragedy.
Please register to join.

Book a compelling presentation. Contact: speakersbureau@threadsoflife.ca