The National Day of Mourning (WSIB Day of Mourning), also known as Workers’ Memorial Day, is officially recognized in nearly 100 countries worldwide. In Canada, flags on Parliament Hill and Queen’s Park fly at half-mast. This year, on April 28, a virtual ceremony will be held and a moment of silence to honour those who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.
Please join us online to commemorate the 2021 National Day of Mourning.
At the ceremony, we honour all who have suffered a workplace death, injury or illness, and show our support for their families, friends, and colleagues whose lives have been changed by these devastating occurrences. In sharing their stories, we renew our commitment to making our workplaces healthy and safe and preventing these tragedies from happening to others. The ceremony will be held online on Wednesday, April 28 at 10:45 a.m.
The League of Champions is encouraging our full membership to organize a
Safety Stand-Down and observe a Moment of Silence at 11:00 a.m.
WSIB Safety Resources
WSIB has some resources available that can help to make Ontario a safer place to work:
* Visit Safety Check (wsib.on.ca) to check on your workplace’s safety record
* Owners can log into Compass Login-WSIB Online services (b2clogin.com) to find and analyze their business’ safety data
* WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program | WSIB can help businesses develop a health and safety program.
Threads of Life
If you or a loved one has been affected by a workplace death, injury, or illness, The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, may be able to help. They provide services like grief counselling, crisis intervention support and health coping skills development.
Courageous My Safe Work presents Courageous as a broadcast that empowers students and workers to stand up to unsafe work. It features inspirational stories and practical advice from public leaders and safe work experts. To register for the April 27th broadcast, use the following link. http://www.Mysafework.com/courageous