Steps for Life

Walking for families of workplace tragedy

Connect with someone who understands


Volunteer Family Guides can help

Stories of hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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

What’s in it for me?

While this isn’t the first question that may come to mind when deciding to volunteer for an organization, it is a consideration for many. Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved and help others, and of the top reasons people give for volunteering, some important ones are; to learn new skills or enhance existing ones, to gain experience that can lead to career advancement and to grow professional networks.

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Scholarships awarded to four individuals affected by work-related tragedy

Scholarships awarded to four individuals affected by work-related tragedy

Four families are receiving a boost on their way to healing and success, thanks to scholarships from Threads of Life and the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). The scholarships are being awarded to four individuals affected by workplace tragedy, who will be attending post-secondary institutions this fall.

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Threads of Life Family Forum: What to expect

Threads of Life Family Forum: What to expect

Attending your first family forum can be very emotional. Hang in there, you are not alone. You may have anticipatory feelings bubbling up, and maybe even wondering what you’ve signed yourself up for. You may ask yourself what am I doing here? 

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