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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

Honouring our special days: A year in review

Honouring our special days: A year in review

Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017. We heard of events we could participate in, events we could celebrate with, opportunities to explore our national parks, a website dedicated to 150 years of history, Canada 150 Ambassadors. There were 150 ParticipACTION...

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Making your (safety) list and checking it twice

Making your (safety) list and checking it twice

Be sure that your lights are appropriate for the location.   ‘Tis the season to stay safe! Safety is a 365 day a year concern for all of us. Different seasons call for different reminders of how to stay safe, and the holiday season is no different. I don’t know...

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Thoughtful citizens, changing the world

Thoughtful citizens, changing the world

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Workplace Safety and Prevention Services conference in Thunder Bay. Partners in Prevention North brought together over 400 health and safety professionals for two days of learning and networking. As I stood at the display...

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