Injured Workers of Wellington & Dufferin Counties
April 28th - Day of Mourning

April 28th Day of Mourning

April 28th every year,is the day that has been set as
the National Day of Mourning, or Workers' Mourning Day
it is observed across Canada. It commemorates workers who have been
killed, injured or suffered illness
due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures.

Past April 28th Day of Mourning Events

April 28, 2020

Across Ontario different events were held online for
April 28th Day of Mourning - April 28, 2020.

Even the President and Vice-President of
Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups - ONIWG
provided an online message.
They are below:

Speech by Janet Paterson President ONIWG

Speech by Willy Noiles Vice-President ONIWG

The Guelph Labour Council
Held an event on ZOOM,
as many organizers of Day of Mourning have done.

If there are any videos from this event, I will post them here.

April 28, 2019

This event was hosted by the Guelph & Labour District labour Council.
The event started with a march through the downtown of Guelph
The march ended at park where several speechs were given.
At the end of the ceremony, a flower laying was done,
to remember those who have died as a reuslt of their work.

Below are videos from Day of Mourning, in Guelph, from 2019.
Hosted by the Guelph Labour Council

This is the parade through Guelph led by a bagpiper

This is the bagpiper piping us into the park where the memorial is to take place.

Speech from Sarah Neath a union member of UFCW and injured worker advocate.

Speech from Mike Schreiner, MPP for Guelph and leader of the Onatrio Green Party.

Song WE Shall Overcome sung by attendees beofre finishing.