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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

Media contact

Denise McDonough
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. 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 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.