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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

That’s a wrap on the National Virtual Family Forum! Where do we go from here?

That’s a wrap on the National Virtual Family Forum! Where do we go from here?

The National Virtual Family Forum was a huge learning curve for all of us! Threads of Life staff learned how to coordinate a big online event, with sessions spread over weeks. Facilitators learned how to engage participants virtually. Family members learned how to connect at a distance. And we all learned a lot about technology – good and bad.

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Volunteer profile: Elisa Kilbourne

Volunteer profile: Elisa Kilbourne

She is a traveler. She is a helper. She is a lover of people. Elisa is also a mother. One of her children, her son, Jeremy Bowley, died Aug. 1, 2013. He was working with a crew setting up a wedding tent on the rain-soaked lawn of a farmhouse, when a pole for the tent...

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Giving Gratitude and Finding Your Hope in Loss

Giving Gratitude and Finding Your Hope in Loss

“Gratitude is like a supplement; it is a balm for the heart and soul.” Johanna LeRoux presented this idea as a facilitator for the “Giving Gratitude & Finding Hope in Loss” Zoom session during the National Virtual Family Forum. Johanna, a fellow family member and...

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