Day of Mourning – April 28

We remember the 161 B.C. workers who lost their lives in 2021

On April 28, workers, families, and employers will gather at commemorative ceremonies across the province to honour the 161 B.C. workers who lost their lives last year due to workplace injury and disease.

When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away. Join us as we reflect on those we’ve lost, and renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces for everyone. Whether you’re an employer, supervisor, prime contractor, or worker, you have a role to play in keeping the workplace safe.

A public Day of Mourning ceremony will take place at Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver at 10:30 a.m., with the Olympic Cauldron being lit in honour of the day. A livestream of the event will be available at

For a list of ceremonies taking place around the province, or to order complimentary decals and posters, please visit