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

Steps for Life: Inspired commitment and support

Steps for Life: Inspired commitment and support

You showed up ready to walk the talk. Wearing bright yellow T-shirts, you shared your commitment to workplace health and safety — and your reasons to walk. Your shared stories brought Steps for Life — and the devastating reality of workplace injury, illness, and death — into the light in your community.

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A Gentle Mother’s Day Thought

A Gentle Mother’s Day Thought

Grief is not something people get over, but they do learn ways to live with it. Over time it changes and we find ways to incorporate grief with compassion and meaning. Mother’s Day is celebrated by many cultures and in many parts of the world. It is usually a time when families get together to celebrate and honour motherly bonds, but for the grieving it can take on an entirely different meaning.

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5 Ways to Make Your Walk Day Shine

5 Ways to Make Your Walk Day Shine

It’s finally here, friends — it’s Steps for Life weekend! Let’s show our support for families affected by a workplace tragedy, all while walking forward together in prevention. Here are some last-minute tips to help make your Steps for Life walk the best yet.

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal