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National Day of Mourning

ETFO Recognizes the National Day of Mourning


Day of MourningOn April 28, we remember those who lost their lives or had their lives changed forever because of a workplace injury or occupational disease.  The global COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live and work, which makes the Day of Mourning more important than ever.


We need to once again recommit to protecting workers and preventing further tragedies and making every workplace safe and healthy for everyone.  Please help to send a message about the National Day of Mourning and the importance of every workers’ health and safety.

As we cannot gather in-person this year, Day of Mourning ceremonies are being planned virtually. For local Day of Mourning ceremonies, please watch for further details at https://www.whsc.on.ca/Events/Day-of-Mourning or contact your local labour council before April 28.


Candlelight Vigil

To show our solidarity with frontline workers and remember fallen workers, join the Mourn For The Dead – Fight For The Living virtual candlelight vigil by lighting a candle in your homes on the evening of April 28 and posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #WorkersDayofMourning and #StopthePandemicAtWork.

Digital Letter to the Editor Tool

If you are a frontline worker or know someone who is also risking their lives at work, we want to hear from you. Share your story with your local newspaper and help everyone better appreciate what it means to be a frontline worker in this unprecedented time.