A workplace tragedy can tear a family apart

At Threads of Life, we know this first-hand.

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

Volunteer Profile: Katie Giesbrecht

Volunteer Profile: Katie Giesbrecht

There are many different paths to healing. Giving back in support of other families affected by workplace tragedy has been an important part of Katie’s healing.

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Donors Like You: Liz Webley

Donors Like You: Liz Webley

Today we are shining a spotlight on Liz Webley, a long-time family member and member of our newly launched monthly donor club, Tapestry of Hope.
Liz’s journey with Threads of Life began nearly two decades ago after the tragic loss of her husband, Dick Van Rooyen.

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A best friend, mentor and hero: Ross’ story

A best friend, mentor and hero: Ross’ story

I did not want to exist in a world without my dad. He was supposed to pick me up after school that day. We were going to go get my learner’s driver’s license. My hockey team had playoffs coming up. This couldn’t be happening.

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