The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life) is a national registered Canadian charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering illness 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.
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.
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 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 honored and
Health: Health and safety begin in our heads, hearts and hands, in everyday
Passion: Passionate individuals can change the world
How we are funded
Threads of Life does not have sustainable funding. We rely on grants for special project funding and donations (personal and corporate) to meet our mandate to help support families of workplace tragedy. Some examples of grant funds are listed below.
- Alberta Justice (Creative Sentencing decisions)
- Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec (CSST)
- Department of Labour and Workforce Development Education and Trust Grant (Nova Scotia)
- Ministry of Attorney General of Ontario
- Victim Services Secretariat
- Ontario Trillium Foundation
- Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (Ontario)
- Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Personal and corporate donations
We are also able to deliver programs and services through personal and corporate donations and from funds raised through our annual fundraising and awareness walk,
Steps for Life. For more information on Steps for Life, visit www.stepsforlife.ca.