Family Forums are the cornerstone events in Threads of Life’s family support calendar. Family forums are where strangers become friends, grieving families discover they’re not alone, and everyone learns new ways to cope and to heal.

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In September and October we will host the Western and Central Family Forums online. The virtual events are now open for registration and we hope to “see” you there!

What does the virtual Family Forum offer? 

Just like the traditional version of the event, the Virtual Family Forums offer a supportive experience and opportunity to connect with other families who are living with the outcome of a workplace injury, illness, or death. Family members find connection through our varied experiences as all have known deep loss and the way it affects every aspect of our lives. 

Western Virtual Family Forum – September 24-26
For families in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories
Session Information and Registration 

Central Virtual Family Forum – October 22-24
For families in Ontario and Nunavut
Session Information and Registration

Both virtual events will begin with a Reflections Ceremony — just like we do at the traditional event. The Reflections Ceremony offers us the opportunity to collectively honour our loved ones, injured family members, and those living with an occupational disease. We take time out of our busy lives to reflect on the past and present, so families can move further into their futures. The ceremony will also include a powerful presentation by one of our Threads of Life family members, sharing their experience of workplace tragedy.

The remainder of the weekend features workshops developed specifically for those affected by work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. Topics range from finding happiness to listening skills to music therapy and yoga. 

The virtual format makes joining easier — and more flexible — than ever before. Review the agenda and sign up for the sessions that interest you! If you have questions or would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelley at [email protected] or 1-888-567-9490.

Sarah Wheelan