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 the Journey Together: Threads of Life’s 20th Anniversary
Threads of Life is a charity still in its infancy, but as we enter our 20th year, it is important to reflect on what we have learned from the past and how to plan for the future. So how does an organization like Threads of Life get started?
Volunteer Profile: Marj Deyell
Learning new things and having a project underway are two of the key motivations for Marj Deyell as one of Threads of Life’s long-time volunteers. Marj comes from a family of teachers, so learning is an important part of her life.
The threads that connect us … as one big team
The Steps for Life Team Challenge is fun, but it’s more than that — what’s the real meaning behind it?