Day of Mourning
April 28, 2021 | News
Across Canada, April 28 is recognized as the Day of Mourning. On this day, we acknowledge those who have died, or suffered serious injury or illness in the workplace.
This past year has been a challenging one for healthcare workers—the physical, mental and emotional toll, both direct and indirect, has been immense.Today, we acknowledge those whose lives have been lost over the past year, and those who are recovering from serious illness and injury. Together, we remember, mourn, and heal.
Visit www.dayofmourning.bc.ca to leave a note for a fallen worker and view a list of online ceremonies you can attend.
SafeCare BC and its partners have developed several resources to help you through these difficult times.
- Care for Caregivers – an online platform of free mental health resources
- Care to Speak – a free, confidential peers support chat for healthcare workers
Crisis Line – If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the distress service at 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE),or call your local crisis centre.