A life-altering summer job

A life-altering summer job

Each year hundreds of high school students from all across Canada begin working for the summer, and for many this will be their first “real” job. Fifteen years ago, I was beginning my summer job at a golf resort on Prince Edward Island; I did not realize at the time...
The impact of a Threads of Life speaker

The impact of a Threads of Life speaker

Sharing the story of ‘The Dreaded Call’ We know our Threads of Life volunteer speakers have impact. By sharing their personal experience of work-related fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease, they are changing Canada’s workplace...
When the worst happens: How to help families

When the worst happens: How to help families

We all live and strive for a day when work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses are gone; when everyone returns home from work just as healthy and whole as they were when they left. But until that day comes, tragedies continue to occur. It’s the worst thing most...
Bringing safety into focus on the farm

Bringing safety into focus on the farm

There are lots of honorary days and weeks to promote health and safety, but Farm Safety Week (March 11 – 17 this year) is the one closest to my heart. I’ve lived in farming areas since the age of four, and for the past 21 years my husband and I have operated a farm,...
Where to find the light switch

Where to find the light switch

Looking for hope at the winter solstice It’s 4 p.m. on a winter afternoon. The snow is blowing hard out of the north and the light is already fading. There’s much talk in the headlines about dark days – the political, environmental and social news is grim. At Threads...