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
Here are seven key insights for building resilience in the face of loss, including how we can begin to practice them in our daily lives as we navigate our journeys through grief.
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.
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.