Day of Mourning 2020

 

Thank you for joining us today as we conduct a “virtual” Day of Mourning.

These are difficult times and so we must adapt.  Although not our traditional Day of Mourning, a virtual commemoration allows us to be safe and practice isolation, wherever you might be.

We have a lineup of videos (below), which we hope will give you at least a reasonable approximation of our traditional observance.   Thank you to all those who have contributed to today’s ceremony. Please be safe, be healthy and remember an injury to one is an injury to all.

 

- Mike Jee - Day of Mourning Chair

 

Mike Jee

 

Opening Remarks from WDLC President Brian Hogan

 

 

Moment of Silence with WDLC President Brian Hogan

 

 

Introduction by Day of Mourning Co-Host Jada Malott

 

Remarks from Day of Mourning Co-Host Nicole Simpson UNIFOR Local 195 Executive Board - Woman's Rep,  H&S Advocate

 

 

Survivors

 

Tammy Lewis Who Lost a Sister  - Cindy Libby

 

 

The Affleck Family - Don and Marlene Affleck,  parents of Wayne Affleck, who was a brother to Tina

McLoud 

 

 

The Cardoso Family - Veronica Cardoso, sons Mateo and Mauricio, who lost a spouse/father - Claudio Cardoso

 

 

 

Speakers

 

Shelly Smith, 2nd Vice President of Unifor 2458 and Long-Term Health Care Worker

 

Ian Nash - President CUPE Local 2974 Windsor /Essex County EMS Workers

 

Dana Boyd - ONA - Nurse and Union Rep at Essex Windsor Health Unit 

 

Jim VanderVoort, grocery store employee & UFCW Union Rep

 

Tom Parkin,  Managing Director at the Workers Health & Safety Centre

 

Jo-Dee Brown, ONA 8 union Rep, Nurse at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital

 

Kieran McKenzie, Windsor City Councillor for Ward 9


Lisa Gretzky, MPP Windsor West

 


Brian Masse, MP Windsor West

 

Janet Patterson - President Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups

 

Looking Back...

Before Covid-19, we assembled together to mark Day of Mourning.

Though we are unable to be together today, this video provides a look back at previous ceremonies

 

 

A look at the 2018 Day of Mourning march to the Injured Workers Mermorial

 

 

 

Light A Candle

 

Light a Candle

 

 


A few useful links related to Health and Safety, Injured Workers and Covid - 19 resources

Workers Health and Safety Centre   https://www.whsc.on.ca/Home
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers https://www.ohcow.on.ca
Windsor Occupational Health Information Service  https://wohis.org/
Office of the Worker Advisor http://www.owa.gov.on.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONWIG) https://injuredworkersonline.org/injured-workers-community/ontario-network-of-injured-workers-groups-oniwg/
Windsor Essex County Health Unit https://www.wechu.org/
Windsor Regional Hospital  https://www.wrh.on.ca/
Ontario 211 Services  http://211.ca/

 

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