April 2022 - Statutory Holidays, Dayforce App Updates, National Day of Mourning, & Employee Cell Phone Program

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Statutory Holidays 

In Canada we have both federal and provincial observed holidays. A statutory holiday (also known as "stats" or "general" or "public" holiday) in Canada is legislated either through the federal government or a provincial or territorial government.  For example, Good Friday is a statutory holiday at a national level in Canada. Some stats are offered at a Provincial level like Alberta Family Day.  And thirdly some stats are optional holidays that employers can choose to observe like Easter Monday.   Heartland Housing Foundation (HHF) recognizes these thirteen (13) general holidays, please see chart below: 

New Year’s Day 

January 1st  

Alberta Family Day 

3rd Monday of February 

Good Friday 

Friday before Easter Sunday 

Easter Monday 

The Monday after Easter Sunday 

Victoria Day 

Monday before May 25th  

Canada Day 

July 1st  

Heritage Day 

First Monday of August 

Labour Day 

First Monday in September 

Day of Truth & Reconciliation  

September 30th  

Thanksgiving Day 

Second Monday in October  

Remembrance Day 

November 11th  

Christmas Day 

December 25th  

Boxing Day 

December 26th 

HHF’s next general holiday will be Victoria Day observed on May 23, 2022. 


Dayforce Mobile Operating System Update 

As of April 4, 2022, the Dayforce phone app was updated for iOS versions 14 or greater and Android versions 7 or greater. The phone app will still work for you even if you are on older versions of your operating system. However, it won’t be the newest version of the app.  If you are having issues with your app, you can also use a desktop application through your web browser.  


National Day of Mourning 

Did you know, the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recognizes April 28th annually, the National Day of Mourning? This day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered a severe injury or illness on the job due to a work-related event.  

The National Day of Mourning is both a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace event, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further harm or loss in the workplace.  

How can I support the National Day of Mourning 

A simple pause at 11:00 am April 28th for a moment of silence. This act of remembrance helps to honour the lives of those lost or injured in the past year and acknowledge the frontline and essential workers who have become ill through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

To learn more about how other Canadians and provinces are recognizing the day of mourning, check out these CCOHS resources:  



Employee Cell Phone Plan Offer 

Heartland Housing Foundation is part of Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) who has given its members access to an employee cellular program which provides discounted monthly plans and rebated hardware renewals  

For information about the employee cellular plan options, click ASCHA Staff Cell Program Info 

For more information, please contact  

Email: mkerr@8760.ca 

Or Phone Michelle: 587.785.5545