Every year on April 28th we remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job. In 2018, Canada recorded 1027 workplace fatalities, and 264,438 accepted claims for lost time due to work-related injury or disease, according to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC). What those numbers don’t measure is the devastating and long-lasting impact workplace tragedies have on people’s lives. For a first-person account of dealing with the aftermath of a workplace injury, please visit here.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting communities across Canada, recognizing the National Day of Mourning is especially important. This year we’re asking everyone to pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 AM on April 28th to both reflect on those who have lost their lives or have been injured in the workplace, and to also express gratitude to essential personnel and front line workers who are helping all of us get through the pandemic.
For more information on The National Day of Mourning, please visit here.