The Workers’ Memorial Grant will provide matching funds to organizations to create physical memorials for fallen workers. Memorials must be a physical structure such as a statue, plaque, garden, mural or commissioned piece of art.

“I’m proud to support creating memorials to encourage everyone to take time to honour and remember workers who died due to work-related causes. One workplace injury or fatality is too many, and my thoughts and prayers are with these workers and their families, friends and co-workers. Through our continuing improvements to the Occupational Health and Safety Code and our initiative to make these safety guidelines available online, we are doing our part to ensure every Albertan returns home at the end of the day.”

Kaycee Madu, Minister of Labour and Immigration

Organizations are eligible for up to $10,000 in matching funds to create the memorials. Non-profit and public sector organizations that operate in Alberta are eligible to apply for the grants. The application deadline is Dec. 9.

“Nothing will erase the loss families experience after a tragedy, but knowing their loved ones are remembered and honoured is one step in healing. The families of Threads of Life are dedicated to eliminating all work-related tragedies, and we hope fallen worker memorials contribute to that goal.”

Shirley Hickman, executive director, Threads of Life

Alberta’s government is committed to healthy and safe workplaces. By enforcing workplace health and safety laws and providing educational resources to employers and workers, the government is helping prevent injuries and illnesses. To support these efforts, searchable occupational health and safety legislation is available online. In addition, Alberta’s government is updating the Occupational Health and Safety Code to ensure it keeps pace with changes to best practices, standards and technologies.

Quick facts

  • $10,000 is the maximum individual grant available.
  • Up to $300,000 is available for the grant program in 2022-23.
  • Deadline for applications is Dec. 9.
  • 130 workers died due to occupational illnesses, workplace incidents or work-related vehicle collisions in 2020.