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Have you been affected by a workplace tragedy? You don't have to walk this path alone.

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

The Safety Dance

The Safety Dance

Dean Maguire knew safety was most important – and he practiced what he preached. So how do you reconcile his sudden death on a worksite?

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Grandpa’s Happy Place

Grandpa’s Happy Place

A few years before COVID hit, my wife, Marianne, and I took a trip to visit our daughter, Sandra, and her family. Michael, her husband, is in the military and they had purchased a house in the Comox Valley area near the base on Vancouver Island. When we arrived at the airport we were greeted by Sandra, Michael and our two granddaughters, Jocelyn and Hailey, with a large sign reading “Welcome to Comox, Grandma and Grandpa.” A fellow traveller came over to us and said, “What a wonderful family, I just had to wait and see who the lucky grandparents were.”

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Donors like you: Sharon Lesko

Donors like you: Sharon Lesko

Christopher Lesko’s life is continuing to make a difference for others, even after his death, thanks to his mother’s love and generosity. In Christopher’s honour, Sharon Lesko has established the “Let’s Go Lesko” foundation, which donates annually to Threads of Life and two other charities.

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