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Stories of Hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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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There is hope …

“It has been a long journey since the death of my husband. Each day is a gift to us and we remember Leo every day. After years of counselling, support from family for myself and the children, and finding Threads of Life we have been able to live a new normal.

-Erin Pitruzella, whose husband Leo, a labourer for a paving company, died when he was struck by a dump truck loaded with asphalt

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

I’ve experienced a workplace tragedy … and I need help.

I’ve experienced a workplace tragedy … and I need help.

Making a phone call and asking about available services – that sounds easy, right? However when it is a family’s first contact with Threads of Life after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease, it may not feel so simple to make that call.

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Getting comfortable with change on the way to growth

Getting comfortable with change on the way to growth

We get up in the morning and we think to ourselves, what does today hold for me? Many times, we would say ‘the usual’. Most of us say that we don’t like or are uncomfortable with change. I often wonder, why do we have these negative thoughts around change? If you think about it, nothing is ever the same and nothing is totally predicable in our daily lives and in our work organizations.

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