City of Niagara Falls National Day of Mourning Ceremony - Sunday, April 28

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON - A ceremony will be held at Niagara Falls City Hall on Sunday, April 28, 2024, to commemorate workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death. As we remember those who have died in workplace catastrophes, those who have been exposed to toxic substances and those who have been injured due to dangerous work conditions, we rededicate ourselves to fight for safe workplaces.

All flags will be flown at half-staff at City facilities that day.

The public and media are invited to the annual ceremony.

  • What: City of Niagara Falls National Day of Mourning Ceremony
  • Where: Niagara Falls City Hall (4310 Queen Street) at the Memorial near the front door 
  • When: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10:30 am
  • Who: Niagara Regional Labour Council representatives, Mayor Jim Diodati, members of City Council and the community 

About The National Day of Mourning
In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.

The date was chosen in 1984 when the Canadian Labour Congress proclaimed the Day to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the day the first Ontario Worker's Compensation Act was approved by the government (1914). The Day of Mourning was enshrined in national legislation by an Act of Parliament on February 1, 1991.

The Day of Mourning, also known as Workers' Memorial Day, is officially recognized in about 100 countries worldwide.
For more information, contact:
Clerk's Office
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 0
[email protected]

Carey Campbell
Manager Mayor, CAO & Business Development Offices
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 4206
[email protected]

Posted on: 4/18/2024 10:45 AM - Category: Media Releases