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Stories of Hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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to help families affected by workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease.

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Real hazards. Real people.
Real stories

Working to heal families and bring an end to workplace tragedies

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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

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Hundreds injured today

Hundreds will be seriously injured or made ill because of work

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Thousands affected today

Thousands of families, communities and workplaces will be affected

Volunteer Profile: Trevor Wieler

Volunteer Profile: Trevor Wieler

On Steps for Life walk days in Calgary, as in other walk communities across Canada, volunteers mingle with Threads of Life family members, with community members and with sponsors. And it’s those moments that are the most memorable for Trevor Wieler, chairman of the Calgary walk committee.

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New Year, New Faces, and New Opportunities

New Year, New Faces, and New Opportunities

During 2018 you may have noticed a few blogs with a theme of change. In August I wrote about getting comfortable with change on the way to growth. Society gives us the message of change being a frightful thing and we try to think that each day we are doing the usual things. Change gives us the opportunity to reflect and grow.

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Winter Memories

Winter Memories

Winter is here and with the cooler air, I remember how the chill always affected Jim’s breathing. My husband, Jim, was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and the colder air, while welcome after the summer heat, was always more difficult for him to enjoy.

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