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Connecting Virtually for the Atlantic Family Forum

Connecting Virtually for the Atlantic Family Forum

We’re holding space for you! We know it’s important to families affected by workplace tragedy to come together and make helpful connections with others who understand. It isn’t yet safe for us to gather in person, so this year, Threads of Life is hosting the Atlantic Family Forum online. The Atlantic Virtual Family Forum is designed to offer families support, hope and find ways to cope with a workplace tragedy.

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Volunteer Profile: Veronica Suszynski

Volunteer Profile: Veronica Suszynski

Veronica Suszynski is a portfolio leader at SAFE Work Manitoba in the Support Services Portfolio, which provides service to all Manitoba employers in the areas of occupational hygiene, musculoskeletal injuries and preventing young worker injuries. Veronica is currently chair of the Winnipeg committee and she is one of Steps for Life’s longest-serving volunteers — 10 years!

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Ripples of loss: Grief on the small screen and through the generations

Ripples of loss: Grief on the small screen and through the generations

A couple of years ago, I started to watch Heartland with my grandma. Heartland is a Canadian show filmed in Alberta. I like horses and had taken riding lessons for a few years, so it fit. One of the main characters, Ty, became my favourite. I seemed to be able to connect with his personality. He always managed to find himself in dangerous situations. He went into a coma and survived. He became a vet. Sometimes I think I want to become a vet or at least work with animals.

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What is grief and why does it feel so awful?

What is grief and why does it feel so awful?

People often connect grief with death. But in fact the word has a much broader meaning, particularly for Threads of Life and its members. This excerpt from the Volunteer Family Guide Resource and Training Manual delves deeper into the meaning of grief and the wide...

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