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

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL), WCB Nova Scotia (WCB) and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE), 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.

This year, the way we are observing the Day of Mourning is a little different.

Like all Nova Scotians, our hearts are with the families and communities dealing with such incredible loss after the recent tragic events in our province. We send our sincere gratitude today, and every day, to all of those who work to keep our province safe.

There won't be any public ceremonies or gatherings this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we may not be able to gather in person, the sentiment of honouring those lost is as strong as ever, and there are still a number of ways you can observe the Day of Mourning remotely. Consider sharing a tribute on our Facebook page observing a moment of silence on April 28, or taking a look back at some of the moving stories we have shared in previous years.

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