Canadian Positive People Network

Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives

Today is the National Day of Mourning

The CPPN joins Canadians from coast-to coast-to-coast to remember and to honour our fellow Canadians who died or were injured resulting from an accident at the workplace.

Since 1991, Canadians have recognized April 28th as the day we come together as a nation to pay tribute to those who have experienced a devastating tragedy or serious accident while at work. But, we also save this date to do our part to ensure that our fellow citizens are safe while at work and to do what we must to prevent future workplace-related death and grievous injury.

On this day, the flag atop our Peace Tower flies at half-mast, as do flags on all federal government buildings across the country. People from all over will hold vigils in remembrance – if even while maintaining social distance during the current COVID-19 crisis. Some will lay flowers, some will light candles, and all will honour the lives of countless thousands of individuals who died or were disabled at work. The CPPN joins them today by lighting our own candle of remembrance alongside them.

Today and everyday, the CPPN stands in solidarity with the families, friends, and loved ones who are mourning the loss of someone they cherished. And today, we affirm our own commitment to help in any way we can to prevent needless workplace accidents.

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