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Stories of hope

Meet the faces behind the statistics

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

Surviving the Season

Surviving the Season

Despite the happy holiday signs we see all around us at this time of year, we remember that this is often a sad time for so many people.

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Steps for Life Sponsorship: Stepping Forward with Funds and Support

Steps for Life Sponsorship: Stepping Forward with Funds and Support

Companies are often looking for ways to align themselves with organizations that will highlight their commitment to corporate social responsibility while also increasing their company’s brand awareness. As an added bonus, customers will often buy more from companies that show their concern and take action over issues that resonate with them. There are many ways corporate sponsors can partner with Threads of Life at a national, provincial and community level that allow companies to reflect their values.

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The Sound of Workplace Tragedy

The Sound of Workplace Tragedy

Early in my career I had to make the phone call to a woman to tell her that her daughter’s father, the man she loved, had suffered a serious head injury on the job. I can still hear the silence in her voice; she was saying words to communicate with me, but I could tell that she felt a pain that caused complete silence for her when she spoke.

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Ease the pain of workplace tragedy… help families heal