Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

Sadly, Alberta lost 178 people to workplace injury or illness in 2021.

On April 28, we remember. Take a moment to honour lives forever changed.

Like Dell, whose life changed after a devastating trucking accident, but who found a new beginning when he met Bonnie. Read about Dell and Bonnie's story and the loving life they shared together. You can also hear Bonnie share it in her own words in the video below.

2021 Fatalities

In 2021, these were the workplace injuries and illnesses that resulted in 178 lives lost too soon.

Trauma 41
Asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease 32
Cancer 32
COVID-19 31
Motor vehicle accident 22
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 7
Other illnesses 7
Cardiac 6

Download Day of Mourning materials

We have digital and print-friendly materials available below. We encourage you to download and use any of these resources to show your support for Day of Mourning within your organization and on social media to honour those we’ve lost.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Communications.

Day of Mourning materials from previous years:

Day of Mourning 2021
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Zsolt's story
Day of Mourning 2020
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Tommy's story
Day of Mourning 2019
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Glen's story
Day of Mourning 2018
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Myles' story
Day of Mourning 2017
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Dawna's story
Day of Mourning 2016
Day of Mourning poster
Memorial poster
Tina's story