A steel beam fell and took my brother's life.

6 months later I realized it took my life too.

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

Volunteers provide mission-critical support

Volunteers provide mission-critical support

At Threads of Life, volunteers are the heart of our organization. Volunteers touch everything we do. All our programs, services and events are only possible because of the commitment of over 350 volunteers. This International Volunteer Day, we’d like to say thanks to each of them.

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How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Are you new to Threads of Life? Wondering where you fit or what programs will be best for you? Let us take you on a guided tour to find the support you need. 

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Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal