Steps for Life

Walking for families of workplace tragedy


For family members who are students enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in a college or university program.

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Volunteer Family Guides can help

National Day of Mourning – April 28

A day set aside each year to remember those who have been killed or seriously injured in the workplace.

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

A truly international Day of Mourning

A truly international Day of Mourning

It is time for a vacation. For several years we have discussed going on a cruise with our close friends. We finally made that happen. The decision to take a Panama Canal cruise seemed like a good idea and we investigated options and made our choices. There were several ports in different countries and we had to sort through options for day tours. They all sounded so exciting, with new things to see and do.

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Volunteer Profile: Paulette Raymond

Volunteer Profile: Paulette Raymond

Paulette Raymond knows how powerful words can be. Paulette is a writer—from the time she was very little, she used poetry to process any pain she experienced. So it’s no surprise that her reason for volunteering with Threads of Life is to share her story with others.

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Your most powerful reason

Your most powerful reason

At the heart of Steps for Life are the stories of why we walk. Our sons, moms, siblings, and colleagues. Those whose health and safety we aim to protect, and those whose lives were forever changed — or ended — by a workplace tragedy.

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal