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National Day of Mourning – April 28

Each year on April 28th, Canadians observe the National Day of Mourning, which is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Traditionally on April 28th, the Canadian flag has flown at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers have observed Day of Mourning in a variety of ways over the years. We encourage members of our school communities to pause at 11:00 am on April 28 for a moment of silence. To mark this day, flags will be lowered to half-mast at all CDSBEO schools and buildings.

The WSIB has created a website (www.wsibdayofmourning.ca) where people can learn more, and write a tribute for a loved one or co-worker who has been killed on the job or has been affected by a workplace tragedy.

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