Every day, lineworkers across Canada work to keep electricity flowing into our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. They are the highly trained women and men who work on installing and maintaining the complex hydro grid across cities, provinces, and territories. Often faced with working in extreme conditions, lineworkers are trained to work efficiently, safely, and collaboratively to keep the lights on.
National Lineworker Appreciation Day campaign launched on October 2, 2018, with events celebrating lineworkers taking place all across Canada. Electricity Canada dedicated this day to launch a petition calling on the government to formally recognize July 10 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day; the petition was tabled in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament (and IBEW member), Daniel Blaikie on May 31, 2019.
July 10 marks the anniversary of the death of Henry Miller, the founder and first president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), in 1896.
In appreciation for their commitment to serve fellow Canadians, IBEW recognizes and supports these women and men by celebrating National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10 (of every year).