Each year in Canada, April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. The day of mourning was first observed by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984; and later enshrined in national legislation by an Act of Parliament in 1991.
The day of mourning is officially recognized by about 100 countries around the world.
The flags at the Catholic Education Centre are lowered to half-mast to mark this important day, as we remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffer illness as a result of work-related events.
We also hold in our prayers the many families, colleagues and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.