Western Virtual Family Forum

Have you been affected by a workplace tragedy and live in Western Canada? Join other families September 24-26, 2021 at the Family Forum. 

Central Virtual Family Forum

Have you been affected by a workplace tragedy and live in Central Canada? Join other families October 22-24, 2021 at the Family Forum. 

Learn and Connect

Learn healthy coping skills, alongside others who’ve been through a similar experience.

Volunteer Family Guides

Connect with someone who understands - a VFG as close as your phone

Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies

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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

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Hundreds injured today

Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work

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Thousands affected today

Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected

Compassionate listening: Straight from the Heart

Compassionate listening: Straight from the Heart

Do you listen with your ears, or your heart? Is it possible to listen with both? The art of listening is not to be confused with hearing. We are always hearing, most of the time subconsciously. Listening is done by choice, but once you have made that choice what comes next? 

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Miracles rising out of tragedy

Miracles rising out of tragedy

The summer of 2013 was exciting and filled with many blessings. My daughter Kaitlyn had just graduated from Teacher’s College at Western University and was about to start her career; Jeremy was entering his fourth year in the Criminology program with plans to go into law enforcement; Karl and I were comfortable in the lifestyle we had created and were anxiously waiting the completion of our newly built home.

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