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Communicating in a Crisis

How to talk to families after a tragedy

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Stories of Hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies

Stories of Hope

Threads of Life participants and supporters are working to prevent future tragedies by telling their stories and making sure everyone understands why workplace safety is important.

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“Many times I have questioned whether it was worth it to go through the pain of all the procedures, of the constant memories, the flash backs and the uncertainty of whether I would get back to the person I was before the incident. I feel like I’ve lost 10 years. Then I think of the day I was present at my first family forum. At dinner that first night there is a ceremony of remembrance, where the family members of individuals affected by workplace injuries, occupational illness and fatalities honour the memory of their loved ones and the event that changed their lives forever. During that ceremony I realized that my family wasn’t on its own. I wasn’t on my own. Other people were feeling the things we were feeling, they were going through similar situations and dealing with the same situations we were.”

-Nevin Di Julio was injured by a spill of burning hot oil at a potato processing plant

If today is an average working day in Canada

Three workers die today

3 Canadian workers will be killed on the job or die as a result of occupational disease

Hundreds injured today

Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work

Thousands affected today

Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected

For grieving families, addiction can be another loss

For grieving families, addiction can be another loss

When lost in the depths of grief it can seem impossible to go on, to get through another day let alone the next hour. Even the next five minutes. Somehow we have to push through, to keep going, to manage. We have to cope. Somehow. There are many things we can do to...

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Behind the scenes: Raising funds with the LCBO

Behind the scenes: Raising funds with the LCBO

Have you ever wondered what goes into a fundraising campaign? We were thrilled when the LCBO accepted Threads of Life's application for their coin box program this year. From July 16 to August 12, a coin box wearing our name will be on each checkout counter in the 658...

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Your Walk Your Way: Steps for Life in Japan

Your Walk Your Way: Steps for Life in Japan

6250: that's the number of steps on average an adult would take in a five-km walk. My granddaughter who is two, takes about three steps to every one of my strides – she is a very busy little girl and 'walking' involves lots of running and side-steps. This year my...

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