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

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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

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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The State of Safety in Canada, 2024

The State of Safety in Canada, 2024

Take a look at some of the key findings of the State of Safety survey conducted by Threads of Life from February 26th to March 11th, 2024 among a sample of 1024 business owners, managers and decision-makers who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

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