About Us

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Our Mission

Our mission is to help families heal through a community of support and to promote the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.


Our Vision

Threads of Life will lead and inspire a culture shift as a result of which work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths are morally, socially and economically unacceptable.


Our Strategy

Threads of Life Strategic Plan CoverThreads of Life’s Strategic Plan (January 2016 – December 2018)




Our Values

Our family support charity believes in…

Caring: Caring helps and heals

Listening: Listening can ease pain and suffering

Sharing: Sharing our personal losses will lead to healing and preventing future devastating work-related losses

Respect: Personal experiences of loss and grief need to be honoured and

Health: Health and safety begin in our heads, hearts and hands, in everyday

Passion: Passionate individuals can change the world

The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life) is a national registered Canadian charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Our network of family members and corporate partners believe traumatic workplace injuries, occupational diseases and deaths are preventable.

Through community action such as the Steps for Life walks, and participation in the Speakers Bureau, we can effect a change in attitudes and behaviours where injuries are no longer considered to be “just the cost of doing business.”  We strive for safer workplaces for Canadian families. Registered CRA charity #87524 8908 RR0001.

To learn more about Threads of Life and the family support programs and services we offer Canadian families affected by a workplace tragedy, download our >> BROCHURE >> and >> 2015 ANNUAL REPORT >>.

How we are funded

Threads of Life does not have guaranteed funding. We rely on grants for special project funding and donations (personal and corporate), third party events and the significant fundraising outcomes from Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, to meet our mandate to help support families of workplace tragedy.

For more information on how we’re funded, please see our partners.

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