Workplace injuries and deaths cause a significant impact to Canadians and businesses; ill and injured workers can face long-term health effects, families and friends lose loved ones. In the 20 year period from 1993 to 2012 an average of 902 lives were lost each year.
Ensure that workplace safety stays top of mind through learning the fundamentals of workplace health and safety with courses like Parachute’s Passport to Safety, participating in recognizing the Day of Mourning, and striving to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries.
National Day of Mourning – April 28
The National Day of Mourning, a day to remember lives lost in the workplace and resolve to prevent future tragedies, is held annually on April 28. It was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and has since spread to about 80 countries around the world. Read Louise Logan's, Parachute President & CEO, 2015 Statement of Support.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety hopes that the annual observance of this day will strengthen the resolve to establish safe conditions in the workplace, and prevent injuries and deaths. As much as this is a day to remember those who have died, it is also a call to protect the living. Businesses are asked to participate by declaring April 28 a Day of Mourning and to strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses and injuries.
Passport to Safety
Parachute’s Passport to Safety is an online national safety test, and certification program for workers. All of our online tests provide a base for becoming smarter and safer workers. It is a catalyst for change intended to prevent needless workplace injuries and preventable deaths and promote a culture of change driven by knowledge and awareness through youth and workers of all ages.
Learn more about our online courses and/or sign up for a course now at passporttosafety.parachutecanada.org.
Government of Canada Labour Program
Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Relations Agency
Nova Scotia Labour & Advanced Education
Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board
Commission de normes du travial Quebec
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Saskatchewan Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Alberta Job, Skills, Labour and Training
British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
Yukon Department of Community Services
Northwest Territories Education, Culture and Employment
Northern Territories Federation of Labour
Nunavut Department of Justice