On April 28, 2022, the National Day of Mourning, the Town of Bracebridge will remember and reflect on those who have lost their lives, experienced injury or illness on the job, or experienced a work-related tragedy. The Town honours the thousands of workers and workers’ families and friends across the country who have been affected by these tragedies and whose lives have been forever changed.
In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.
The date was chosen in 1984, when the Canadian Labour Congress proclaimed the Day to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the day the first Ontario Worker’s Compensation Act was approved by the government (1914). The National Day of Mourning was enshrined in national legislation by an Act of Parliament on February 1, 1991.
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