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.
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
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
On this International Volunteer Day, all of us at Threads of Life celebrate our volunteers, and express our heartfelt thanks for all you do to support the delivery of our programs, services and events. Threads of Life volunteers have always shown that Together We Can Through Volunteering, and contribute enormously to our growth and success.
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.
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...