Steps for Life

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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

Our volunteers’ hard work shines through!

Our volunteers’ hard work shines through!

Volunteers and participants prepare to set out on the 2017 Steps for Life walk in Toronto Ontario   Threads of Life staff feel we are very fortunate to work with such generous family members, passionate volunteers and committed partners. Kimberly Bondame joined...

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Finding a path to mental wellness

Finding a path to mental wellness

In honour of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Threads of Life is pleased to publish a reflection first printed in our Threads newsletter, Spring 2017. Mental health has been a long and complicated road for me since the death of my brother, Micheal, in January of...

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Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh how much we have grown….not in the sense of size but personally.  I first heard the term “post-traumatic growth” a couple of weeks ago at a Global Leadership Summit.  I asked Shirley Hickman if she had heard this term before. Shirley replied: “I had not heard this...

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