Time to Mourn • Time to Reflect • Time to Protect.
Marking Canada’s National Day of Mourning for Injured & Killed Workers* reflecting on lives lost, health impacted and strategies learned to fight COVID-19, plus other workplace hazards
This 90-minute workshop marked the 35th Annual Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job through the lens of international agricultural worker (IAW) occupational health and safety (OHS) in the time of COVID-19.
SESSIONS / SPEAKERS:
Day of Mourning: A Little History
Dorothy Wigmore, OHCOW
Remembering Farmworkers Killed and Harmed by COVID-19
Dr. Janet McLaughlin, Wilfred Laurier University, and Migrant Workers Health Expert Working Group
Deputy Chief Coroner's Review: COVID-19 Related Deaths of Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers in 2020
Dr. Leah Vosko, Professor at York University and Canada Research Chair in Political Economy of Gender and Work
NOTE: Resources from these sessions can be found using the links above.
S.C. 1991, c. 15
An Act respecting a Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace [Assented to 1st February, 1991]
WHEREAS it is desirable that Canadians should designate a day of mourning to remember workers killed, disabled or injured in the workplace and workers afflicted with industrial disease;
AND WHEREAS Canadians seek earnestly to set an example of their commitment to the issue of health and safety in the workplace;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows
1.This Act may be cited as the Workers Mourning Day Act.
Day of Mourning
- (1) Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 28th day of April shall be known under the name of “Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace”.