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Communicating in a Crisis

How to talk to families after a tragedy

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Stories of Hope

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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

Remembering those whose workplace is the road

Remembering those whose workplace is the road

Outside my window the rain turns to snow and begins to gather on the grass and on the laneway. It’s high time I put the snow tires on my car, I think. We often think about road safety this time of year, when everyone on Canada’s roads is adjusting once again to winter...

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The lost art of courtesy

The lost art of courtesy

There are many definitions of courtesy. NOUN: Excellence of manners, respectful, or considerate act or expression A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression Indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: ‘a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.’ Favour,...

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30 days of awareness – a lifetime of struggle

30 days of awareness – a lifetime of struggle

At Threads of Life we work hard to create awareness: awareness for families affected by workplace tragedy that we are here to help them, and awareness for all of the importance of preventing any further workplace illnesses or injuries. November is a very important...

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