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.
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
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
It happened again yesterday: a worker was killed on the job. Three times yesterday, actually, if statistics hold out. A whole bunch more were seriously injured.read more
How to hold a fundraising event to support families of workplace tragedy: Each year, Threads of Life is most fortunate to be selected by companies across Canada to receive the proceeds from their fundraising events. A company may hold a golf tournament, hockey tournament or, in the case of one Threads of Life supporter, bring in a dunk tank and charge employees a few dollars for a chance to soak the boss.read more
So many people step out of their regular routine to volunteer for Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy. And every volunteer has his or her own reason for getting involved in Steps for Life. What’s yours?read more