We know your journey has been one of challenge and grief, hope and learning. At Threads of Life, we believe that sharing your story with others helps with your own healing, lets others know they are not alone, and can even prevent future workplace tragedies.
There are a number of ways you can share your story and experiences:
- In each issue of Threads newsletter we share family stories from across Canada and from a range of industries and sectors. You don’t need to be a professional writer – we work with you to develop a version you are happy with.
- The Threads of Life Speakers Bureau currently includes more than 60 speakers. Each speaker participates in a weekend training session, and then can choose to do as many or as few presentations as they wish. We make all the arrangements for our speakers in advance.
- Any family member can share their story on our LifeQuilt web site. The LifeQuilt is a memorial to young workers injured and killed on the job, and the web site provides a way to share stories of all Canadian workers who experienced a workplace tragedy. Stories can be searched by name, location and industry sector.
- Walk spokesperson — Every year we look for family members who are willing to act as spokespeople at a Steps for Life walk — they tell a little bit of their own story and remind the participants why the walk is important. Spokespeople may also be asked to do interviews with the media, either before the walk or on the day of the walk itself.
“The presentation went great! I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. They introduced me and I just went for it. I am very proud of myself today. My presentation had impact; my words do make a difference.”
-Lisa Shirley, Speakers Bureau member, writing about her first public presentation
“Our family continues to mourn dad. We have gotten stronger and we still remain united, but we never forget that terrible day in August.”
-Diana Devine writes about her father’s death, in the Fall 2014 issue of Threads newsletter
We are always looking for opportunities to share our family members’ stories. If you would like to discuss any of these options and what may be a good fit for you, please contact Susan Haldane at firstname.lastname@example.org.