Employer Toolkit

On April 28, we hope you and your employees will 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.

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

2022 Workplace Resources


You can download and print the new 2022 posters 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 here.

Digital screens

If you have digital screens in your workplace, you can download and add the graphic and video as an emotional reminder of the impact of workplace tragedies and the importance of workplace safety.

Click here to download a static digital screen.

Click here to download a video for your digital screens.

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 Canada and around the world in observing a Day of Mourning. This is a day to pause and remember those who have lost their lives or suffered an injury while trying to earn a living.

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.