A steel beam fell and took my brother's life.

6 months later I realized it took my life too.

Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies


Stories of Hope

Threads of Life participants and supporters are working to prevent future tragedies by telling their stories and making sure everyone understands why workplace safety is important.

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There is hope …

“It has been a long journey since the death of my husband. Each day is a gift to us and we remember Leo every day. After years of counselling, support from family for myself and the children, and finding Threads of Life we have been able to live a new normal.

-Erin Pitruzella, whose husband Leo, a labourer for a paving company, died when he was struck by a dump truck loaded with asphalt

If today is an average working day in Canada

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Three workers die today

3 Canadian workers will be killed or die as a result of occupational disease


Hundreds injured today

Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work


Thousands affected today

Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected

Behind the Scenes: Honouring our Pets—Past and present

Behind the Scenes: Honouring our Pets—Past and present

Pets are important to many people, including our staff! They have a significant impact on our lives. They can lift our spirits and make us feel better both physically and emotionally. We’d like you to meet some of the furry friends, past and present, who’ve been supporting our staff over the years.

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A brother deeply missed

A brother deeply missed

by Tera Colville – In June of 2021, we all gathered to celebrate Father’s Day and our father’s birthday for the weekend at our parents’ home in the Haliburton Highlands. When Jamie left for his work week that Sunday, we hugged him and told him we loved him, not knowing we would never see him alive again.

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What to Expect: Your First Family Forum

What to Expect: Your First Family Forum

Have you been thinking about attending a Threads of Life Family Forum for the first time, but can’t quite decide? We know, the idea can be a bit intimidating. But you can take comfort in the fact that we design the whole weekend to make you feel at home as much as possible.

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