Flags fly at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

Friday, April 28, 2023

Today, the City of Leduc joins communities across the country in observing National Day of Mourning – a recognition of all those who have lost their lives, sustained an injury, or suffered illness on a worksite, and the impact of these losses on families and communities across our country.  

Last year, 161 people in Alberta died from workplace injury or illness. City flags will fly at half-mast on April 28 in respectful observance of these and all the other lives cut short, communities changed, and families impacted by a workplace loss of life, injury or illness.  

While this day marks an opportunity for reflection and remembrance, it also offers an occasion for us to reaffirm our commitment to the continued protection of our employees and community members through safe workplace practices. The life and safety of everyone in our administration and community is of paramount importance – today and every day.  

National Day of Mourning was first established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, then federally legislated in 1991 as a national day of recognition and is now officially recognized in countries around the world.