WSIB Day of Mourning, also known as Workers' Memorial Day, is officially recognized in about 100 countries worldwide.

Canadian flags on Parliament Hill and at Queen's Park fly at half-mast on April 28th. The day is traditionally marked in many ways including holding public ceremonies, wearing black and yellow ribbons, lighting candles, observing a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. and sharing stories about how workplace tragedies have touched peoples' lives. These people have names, families, loved ones, and colleagues.

Part of the tragedy behind workplace injuries, deaths and illnesses, is that they may be preventable. Working safely is the foundational step to each and every job. First For Safety recognizes our role in supporting workplaces and workers in getting the job done safely. We're here to help.

Please take a moment to share in Virginia's story about her husband Paul, and listen to the stories of others' who have been injured, become ill, or died on the job. Here is the live streaming video from today's ceremony:

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Threads of Life

If you or a loved one have been affected by a workplace death, injury or illness, The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, may be able to help. They provide services like grief counseling, crisis intervention support and health coping skills development.

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