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News release: April 28, 2023

Peel Region recognizes National Day of Mourning

A day to remember and honour those who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.

Brampton, ON (April 28, 2023) – Today marks the National Day of Mourning, a day dedicated to acknowledging those who have lost their lives or suffered health consequences due to workplace hazards.

Flags at Peel Region buildings will be lowered to half-mast, and a moment of silence will be observed at 11 a.m. to remember those who are injured, ill, or have lost their lives at work.

Residents are encouraged to join one of the many events and ceremonies taking place across Peel, or light candles, in honour and reflection of the thousands of lives forever changed.

On this day, we honour and remember those who have lost their life due to a workplace injury. My thoughts are with the loved ones whose lives will forever be changed. We all have a role to play in keeping workers safe. Prevention starts with education, awareness, and a commitment to safety. We must all work together to ensure the health and safety needs of our employees are recognized and always met.

Regional Chair Nando Iannicca

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Denise McDonough
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

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Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram