Providing families affected by a workplace tragedy with a safe space to land at each regional family forum is a true labour of love for all who are involved. As with all Threads of Life events, volunteers are at the heart of each family forum weekend — often in quiet and steadfast support for the families attending.
We all have different reasons for the projects we tackle, the organizations we support and the ways we invest our time. This fall, volunteers across the country will be cracking open their planning books on a new season of Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, leading up to walks from coast to coast next spring. Everyone who participates in Steps for Life has his or her own reasons.
In Canada suicide is the leading cause of injury-related deaths. One of the highest-risk groups for suicide are working-aged men and women. The impact of a death by suicide is tremendous on the family and friends, but also in the workplace.