Each year on April 28, people across Canada and the world stop to remember workers killed, injured or disabled on the job. Sadly, 150 Albertans were lost to workplace injury or illness in 2020.
While there will be no public ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Lethbridge residents are invited to join us in remembering those lost in their own way. This national day of remembrance offers an opportunity for us to honour coworkers, friends and family who have lost their lives to workplace injury and illness and to collectively renew our commitment to fostering safer workplaces in our city.
The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the Canadian government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of Mourning has since spread to about 80 countries around the world.
The City of Lethbridge will have flags at half-mast for this occasion.
More information is available here: https://www.wcb.ab.ca/about-wcb/community-partnerships/day-of-mourning.asp