The 2021 version of Steps for Life-Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy was a resounding success in the face of huge challenges. As we gear up for Steps for Life 2022, we’re looking at all the ways we define “Together” when #WeWalkTogether through Steps for Life.

to·geth·er: in company or in conjunction; simultaneously

Socially distanced walk in Saskatchewan

Socially distanced walk in Saskatchewan

One thing we all learned from our pandemic experiences is that there are many ways to be together, and for Steps for Life 2022, that means options, options, options! Communities across Canada will plan traditional in-person Steps for Life walks in parks and on trails. Participants can also choose a walk or activity solo, meet up with their family or team to walk together in person, or be entirely virtual and participate in company with others online. As always, we’ll focus our efforts simultaneously (more or less) on the first week of May.

to·geth·er: well organized or controlled

An incredible troupe of volunteers pull together to organize Steps for Life events coast to coast. There’s a role for anyone on a Steps for Life committee, including you! There’s training and lots of support for volunteers. A few examples:

  • approach local sponsors
  • promote the event in the community
  • coordinate event logistics
  • recruit day-of-event volunteers
  • oversee day-of-event participant registration
  • chair meetings and provide guidance to the committee

To learn more about Steps for Life volunteer opportunities, visit stepsforlife.ca or contact National Steps for Life Manager Heather Lyle at hlyle@threadsoflife.ca or 888-567-9490.

to·geth·er: one with another; so as to unite

Each year, walkers, sponsors, volunteers, teams and partners unite to express their passion for health and safety, and their compassion for people affected by work-related fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. They raise their voices for prevention and they raise funds to ensure that families touched by tragedy will be supported and will know they’re not alone. Money raised through Steps for Life provides peer support, information and volunteer training to the thousands of family members Threads of Life serves. No matter who you are, we are all united with one another to achieve this crucial goal. However we participate, wherever we walk, in #StepsforLife2022 #WeWalkTOGETHER!

 

Susan Haldane
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