Workers' Memorials in Your Community
Each April 28, our Nation's Day of Mourning, many in your community gather to remember those who've died or suffer as a result of hazardous workplace exposures.
Initially, simple ceremonies were held at local union halls, City Halls or Municipal Parks. But, the instinct to memorialize our dead is strong. As a collective, workers, health and safety activists, surviving family members and other concerned citizens have undertaken campaigns to erect monuments or other memorials in prominent locations within their community.
Below is a list of communities with memorials dedicated to the women and men killed or disabled by occupational injury or disease.
NOTE: The Workers Health and Safety Centre continues to gather photos and information about memorials throughout Ontario including information about their exact location and significance. You will note some of the information is incomplete. If you can help us fill in the blanks please let us know. We also encourage other monument submissions to help us to further raise public awareness about the Day of Mourning and our concerted goal of achieving safe and healthy workplaces and communities. Questions, comments or submissions can be directed to Marty White, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 647-776-8827 or 1-888-869-7950.