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News Release: April 28th National Day of Mourning

April 27 / 2020

News Release: April 28th National Day of Mourning

Yellowknife, NT (April 27, 2020) – Tomorrow, April 28th, the Northern Federation of Labour (NTFL) and the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will mark the National Day of Mourning by observing a minute’s silence at 12 noon.

Marked annually across Canada, the day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness at work. 

“On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we renew our commitment to protecting workers and to work together to prevent further tragedies,” said Hon. George Hickes, Minister Responsible for the WSCC in Nunavut.

“This year, we remember the four people in 2019 who lost their lives due to a workplace injury in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and we join in sorrow with their families”, said Hon. Katrina Nokleby, Minister Responsible for the WSCC in the Northwest Territories.

Public ceremonies in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories will not take place as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Please join us wherever you are by holding a minute of silence on April 28th to honour the workers who lost their lives and the family and friends who mourn them. 

Show your support on social media using the hashtag #dayofmourning.


Maggie Collins
Communications Manager
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Northwest Territories and Nunavut
T: (867) 920-3854