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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

Caregivers Need Care: Well-being Check for Caregivers

Caregivers Need Care: Well-being Check for Caregivers

Caregivers need care too. Caregivers are an essential part of our society. There are more than 8 million caregivers in Canada- more than 1 in 4 adults. If you were to replace all the care they provide it would cost $66 billion per year. Providing care comes at a cost. Many caregivers face negative consequences because of caregiving.

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Threads of Life and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Threads of Life and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by all 193 United Nations Member States, including Canada. These goals set a timeline to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth and address climate change by 2030. These goals build on decades of work by the United Nations and their Member States.

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The enduring impact of a moment’s decision

The enduring impact of a moment’s decision

To the wife of the man who risked himself to make sure the rest of us made it home,
You and I have never met, but you have been a character in my story, a significant part of my motivation to end workplace tragedy. January 7, 2011, was a day that changed both of our lives forever.

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal