National Day of Mourning Event at Toronto Pearson Airport

By Laurel Woodhouse, H&S Manager

The Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning in Canada in 1984. The day is to remember and honour those who have had workplace injuries or illnesses, or died while on the job.

The date was chosen in 1984 because it coincided with the 70th anniversary of the day the first Ontario Worker’s Compensation Act was approved by the government (1914). An Act of Parliament enshrined The Day of Mourning on February 1, 1991.

Also known as Workers’ Memorial Day, The Day of Mourning, is officially recognized in about 100 countries worldwide.

Marsela Mecaj, Rama Malkapuram, Rushmika Nadan, Lovleen Kaur, Parneet Kaur, Noman Butt Laurel Woodhouse and Karim Khamisa

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