I just returned from giving greetings at a walk to raise funds for Threads of Life.
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning to recognize workers who have lost their lives or been injured in the workplace. The Guelph and District Labour Council marks this day annually with a ceremony at Goldie Mill Park. We also recognized this day at our Council meeting with a minute of silence.
The statistics of people killed or injured each year is shocking. The Day of Mourning is an opportunity to renew our commitment to ensuring workplace safety.
Threads for Life is an organization that helps support the people behind the statistics.
One of the speakers today was a courageous young woman who spoke of the loss of her older brother when he was 23 years old in a workplace accident and how Threads for Life helped her family cope with their grief and coming to terms with their loss.
This is their fourth walk in Guelph to raise money. Threads for Life is a national charity dedicated to helping families living in the aftermath of workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease.