Today, we take a moment to remember all those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. We take a moment to remember the families, friends, communities and colleagues they’ve tragically left behind.
The day is traditionally marked in many ways, including wearing black and yellow ribbons, lighting candles, observing a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. and sharing their stories. Today, we renew our commitment to making our workplaces healthy and safe and to helping prevent workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses from happening to others.
Different ways you can take part in the day
Join the conversation and help raise awareness with our Day of Mourning, which offers free materials to help spread the word, like:
- A Day of Mourning digital wreath that you can post on social media
- A background that you can use during your video calls
- Banner image files that you can post on your website
Support Threads of Life
Threads of Life is a registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Show your support for Threads of Life and help fund education and support programs like peer support and family guides.
Visit our Day of Mourning site for more information.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is here to help. When an injury or illness happens on the job, we move quickly to provide wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people get back to work. Funded by businesses, we also provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information. We are one of the largest insurance organizations in North America covering over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario.