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.

Tragically, 18 Nova Scotians died from acute traumatic injuries on the job, the highest our province has seen since 2008. There were also 14 fatalities classified as chronic - seven related to occupational diseases and seven caused by health related issues, such as heart attacks.

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.

Due to the pandemic and health restrictions, the Day of Mourning will once again be observed virtually this year.

Information about virtual ceremonies will be posted once available.

While we may not be able to gather in person, there are still a number of ways you can observe the Day of Mourning remotely:

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