Day of Mourning: BC Schools Project

Day of Mourning: BC Schools Project

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The Day of Mourning is a day to reflect on those we’ve lost and to inform young workers of our commitment to creating safer workplaces for everyone.

Since 1991, when Parliament passed the Mourning Day Act, The National Day of Mourning has been an officially recognized event jointly endorsed by government, labour and employers.

The Day of Mourning BC Schools Project is a joint partnership of BC Federation of Labour, BC Teachers’ Federation, BC Labour Heritage Centre, and WorkSafeBC. This project has additionally been endorsed by CUPE BC, BC Schools Trustees’ Association, and BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association.

See a full project description here.

Curious about the history of the Day of Mourning?
Watch “Day of Mourning: The Untold Story”, produced by the BC Federation of Labour Health & Safety Centre 

Resources for the Day of Mourning Schools Project are targeted for students who are currently young workers (AGE 15 TO 24) or about to be young workers.  Materials are designed for secondary students but can easily be adapted to the intermediate level.

REGISTRATIONS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED. 

 DOWNLOAD MATERIALS HERE 

If you missed the registration deadline and would still like your school to participate, most materials can be downloaded online below. Please email DOMschoolsproject@labourheritagecentre.ca if you use these materials in your classroom, as we would like to track student engagement.

(Click on underlined items to access materials)

  • DOM 2017 lone mourner on bridge poster 8 ½” x 11”  11” x 17” (English only)
  • DOM MOURNING mother/children poster 8 ½” x 11”   11” x 17” (English)
  • DOM MOURNING mother/children poster 8 ½” x 11”   11” x 17” (French)

THE MATTHEW BOWCOTT STORY – WORKSAFE BC VIDEO

 (preview recommended before screening at your school to determine age appropriate suitability)
If video streaming is not preferable or possible at your school, feel free to download video here.