Steps for Life

Walk with us this May!

Atlantic Virtual Family Forum

Each year, families affected by a workplace tragedy gather for a weekend of support and healing at the Atlantic Family Forum. This year, we’ll gather virtually.

Day of Mourning

A day set aside to remember and recommit.

Learn and Connect

Learn healthy coping skills, alongside others who’ve been through a similar experience.

Families need you!

These days, we have to get creative - in delivering programs and in our fundraising!

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

Exploring Your Grief and Loss History

Exploring Your Grief and Loss History

​Time has a way of shifting our perspective – that’s how we learn and grow. A loss history can allow us space to reflect on past and present grief experiences, giving us insight into how we cope with tragedy. What is normal for each of us requires some reflection....

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How we can walk together (even in a pandemic)

How we can walk together (even in a pandemic)

Wherever we walk, we walk together. That’s the slogan this year for Steps for Life - Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy. But how can we walk together? Some provinces have just dropped back into COVID lockdown. Across the country, nobody is going anywhere. All...

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Connecting Virtually for the Atlantic Family Forum

Connecting Virtually for the Atlantic Family Forum

We’re holding space for you! We know it’s important to families affected by workplace tragedy to come together and make helpful connections with others who understand. It isn’t yet safe for us to gather in person, so this year, Threads of Life is hosting the Atlantic Family Forum online. The Atlantic Virtual Family Forum is designed to offer families support, hope and find ways to cope with a workplace tragedy.

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal