We can help.

If you are living with a life-altering injury, either to yourself or someone you love, we can help. If you or a loved one are living with an occupational disease, we can help. If you are living with the outcome of a fatality related to work, we can help.

We welcome you here.

Threads of Life members often say this is the club nobody wants to join. But through Threads of Life you can find:

  • Compassion and understanding no matter where you are along your journey,
  • Ways to cope and meet others in safe community,
  • Opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of workplace safety.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, please complete our information form telling us a little more about the tragedy that has affected you.

How we can help you:

Volunteer Family Guides — A trained listener who has experienced a work-related tragedy similar to yours and who understands what you’re going through.

Family Forums — Annual events where Threads of Life members gather to take workshops, share their stories and learn new ways to cope with tragedy.

Families Connect — A monthly online workshop led by a knowledgeable facilitator. It is an opportunity to join a supportive community where you can learn from others. 

Ways to make a difference — Participate in our Steps for Life walk to honour lives forever changed, or share your story to help others.

Meet some of our family members — from across Canada — who have found support here:

Virginia’s husband Paul drove a sand truck for winter road maintenance. He was killed on the job while working alone.
Northern Ontario 

June is a caregiver for her husband Vance who was burned in an explosion while welding.
Prince Edward Island

Tammy was sexually assaulted as a social worker. She lives with ongoing emotional and physical injuries.

Grant was injured at work 30 years ago as an apprentice machinist. A sling gave way and broke both his legs.

Trish’s husband Wayne died, along with two others, due to exposure to ammonia at the arena where they were working.
British Columbia

Alex’s brother Kris was killed in a workplace accident while welding in a truck tank.

Russell was run over by a work truck while working with a tree-planting crew. He recovered well but his injuries have life-long consequences.
Nova Scotia

Renee’s father John died just months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He had worked as an engineer on boilers and compressors. 

Gwen’s daughter Martina was a young worker repairing an industrial lawnmower when the jack let go and she was crushed.

What to expect after you connect with us:
  1. We’ll let you know we’ve received your form and send you some emails to get you started with helpful information.
  2. We’ll sign you up to receive our quarterly newsletter where you can read stories from other members and information about grief and healing.
  3. We’ll ensure you receive information about our annual events and ongoing programs available to you. 

If you have questions or prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact Karen Lapierre Pitts, Family Support Manager, [email protected].