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April 27, 2021
Threads of Life values the health and safety of our families, volunteers, participants and staff and will be monitoring the guidelines of Health Canada as well as provincial and regional jurisdictions, while making decisions regarding events and programs. Many of our programs and services proceed as usual. Following is additional information about current status and contingency plans:
Steps for Life – www.stepsforlife.ca
In Spring of 2020, we quickly changed gears and moved our annual Steps for Life events to virtual, and we watched a national community blossom online as people from East to West shared their personal commitment and fun activity. For 2021, all Steps for Life events will be virtual. No matter how we participate in 2021, #WeWalkTogether.
Family Forums – https://threadsoflife.ca/programs/upcoming-family-forums/
In the fall of 2020 Threads of Life held its first-ever National Virtual Family Forum, in lieu of our three regional forums. For 2021, we have made the decision to move the Atlantic Family Forum online — see threadsoflife.ca/avff for the Atlantic Virtual Family Forum. The Western and Central Family Forums will also be held online in the fall of 2021. More details will be available on the website by June 2021.
Speakers Bureau bookings and events
Requests for Threads of Life speakers at in-person events are being accepted and addressed case by case, based on the situation and restrictions in the jurisdiction where the event is being held. Threads of Life has requirements and protocols in place to safeguard the safety of our volunteers and client audiences. We also have a number of speaker volunteers trained and willing to share their stories via virtual platforms.
Threads of Life has traditionally held in-person training for new speaker volunteers and for Volunteer Family Guides, in the first quarter of the year. These in-person training sessions will not be held in 2021. We are discussing plans for some online training for volunteers, and hope to return to in-person training in 2022.
If you have any questions about any of these measures, please contact Shirley Hickman, Threads of Life Executive Director, [email protected] or 888-567-9490.