Category Archives: 2018 Canada

Canada: Empty black streetcar in Toronto marks National Day of Mourning for workers

Workers gathered across the country on Saturday to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers who were killed, injured or suffered illness on the job.

In Toronto, an empty black streetcar was driven through the city streets on Friday night to draw attention to the many workers who never make the commute home. More from CTV News

Canadian Labour Congress: Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018

CLC has published a comprehensive list of 28 April events in Canada by region You can view the list here

Canada: Manitoba Federation of Labour event for 28 April

Manitoba Federation of Labour will mark International Workers’ Memorial Day with a walk and memorial service more

Canada: Nova Scotia activities for 28 April

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is marking 28 April with three events:

“Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

“We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

“Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.

“By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.

“In 2017, 21 workers lost their lives due to workplace accidents/illness.

“You can attend this year’s ceremonies at the following locations:


Saturday, April 28th
11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds Wreath laying invited.

For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour


Saturday, April 28th
3 p.m.
Monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street)
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited
Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street

For information:
Wayne Kelley
Annapolis Valley Labour Council President


Saturday, April 28th

11:30 a.m.
Fisherman’s Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreaths and yellow carnations invited
Some carnations will be on hand

Opportunity to read loved name into memory
Further info contact event chair Lisa Potter

902-245-2990 email”

Canada: On 28 April Ontario Nurses’ Association will commemorate those who have been injured, made ill or killed at work

The Ontario Nurses’ Association is marking International Workers’ Memorial Day with a series of events and has also published a poster and other resources. More details

Canada: New Brunswick listing of 28 April events

New Brunswick 2018 Day of Mourning Events   

Bathurst: Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. Day of Mourning Monument near Sacred Heart Cathedral, Douglas Avenue. For more information, contact John Gagnon at (506) 545-0651.

Fredericton: Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Fredericton Fallen Firefighters’ Monument next to the Small Craft Aquatic Center along the south banks of the Wolastoq (Saint John River). For more information, contact Tyler McCready at (506) 999-2251.

Moncton: Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. Cenotaph in Bore Park. For more information, contact Janice Melanson at (506) 530-4478. Visit their Facebook event page

Saint John: Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Day of Mourning Monument, Frank & Ella Hatheway Center at Rockwood Park. For more information, contact Pat Riley at (506) 635-8610.

Miramichi: Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. River Front Park (Ledden Street) on the north shore of the Miramichi River. For more information, contact Gail Baker at (506) 622-4315. Visit their Facebook event page

Edmundston: Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. Park next to City Hall on Canada Road. For more information, contact Lorn Martin at (506) 737-7063

Further details

Canada: Day of Mourning British Columbia

Last year, 158 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. Now, families and communities are left to mourn.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and renew the commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

Day of Mourning BC has published an excellent set of resources to support activities on International Workers’ Memorial Day.