Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy

Steps for Life COVID-19 Update

Given the situation with regard to the spread of COVID-19 across Canada, and the uncertainty over the coming weeks and months, it would be inappropriate to hold our traditional Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy events as community gatherings. Therefore, Threads of Life has made the decision to alter our Steps for Life plan to ensure the health and safety of all participants, volunteers and staff. There will be no traditional community gathering for Steps for Life 2020.

However, the need for which you are walking, sponsoring and raising funds continues — families affected by workplace tragedy continue to need your support. Communities and workplaces continue to need awareness of health and safety. We encourage you to hold your own private Steps for Life activity. Perhaps that means a solo walk in the woods, 5 or 10 km on your bike, or it may mean a small family or team get-together — provided you can maintain safe social distancing.

We hope you will continue to support the families of Threads of Life and our efforts to create awareness. However, if you unable, and require a refund, please contact us.

Workplace health and safety is important to you. We know you’ll want to walk beside us as we change course to your own Steps for Life, and we’d love to hear about your plans! Please stay tuned for more information about how you can continue to be involved, and the difference your participation will make.

If you have any questions about any of these measures, please contact Shirley Hickman at shickman@threadsoflife.ca or 888-567-9490.

A thousand stories… and more

Every year in Canada, close to 1000 workers are killed on the job, or die as a result of a work-related injury or illness. Every one of those families has a story about their loved one. Add to that the thousands who are injured on the job each year, whose stories have just taken a sudden plot twist.

Steps for Life offers a chance to tell those stories and reveal the faces and lives behind the statistics. Let’s step forward together!

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Volunteers standing at barbecue

First weekend of May 2021!

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Step forward to help families devastated by a workplace tragedy.

Pay it forward by volunteering, fundraising, or sponsoring Steps for Life in 2020!

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