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Caregivers Need Care: Well-being Check for Caregivers

Caregivers Need Care: Well-being Check for Caregivers

Caregivers need care too. Caregivers are an essential part of our society. There are more than 8 million caregivers in Canada- more than 1 in 4 adults. If you were to replace all the care they provide it would cost $66 billion per year. Providing care comes at a cost. Many caregivers face negative consequences because of caregiving.

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Threads of Life and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Threads of Life and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by all 193 United Nations Member States, including Canada. These goals set a timeline to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth and address climate change by 2030. These goals build on decades of work by the United Nations and their Member States.

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20/20 Vision for the Next Decade — and Beyond

20/20 Vision for the Next Decade — and Beyond

It seems like just a few years ago all the organizations who worked with technology were thinking about what would happen when the clock turned to midnight and we entered 2000. Would the technology of 1999 still function? I was part of one of those health organizations that spent many hours and financial resources trying to put processes into place to be prepared. Was that good planning or waste of time?

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Steps for Life Sponsorship: Stepping Forward with Funds and Support

Steps for Life Sponsorship: Stepping Forward with Funds and Support

Companies are often looking for ways to align themselves with organizations that will highlight their commitment to corporate social responsibility while also increasing their company’s brand awareness. As an added bonus, customers will often buy more from companies that show their concern and take action over issues that resonate with them. There are many ways corporate sponsors can partner with Threads of Life at a national, provincial and community level that allow companies to reflect their values.

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The Sound of Workplace Tragedy

The Sound of Workplace Tragedy

Early in my career I had to make the phone call to a woman to tell her that her daughter’s father, the man she loved, had suffered a serious head injury on the job. I can still hear the silence in her voice; she was saying words to communicate with me, but I could tell that she felt a pain that caused complete silence for her when she spoke.

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World Mental Health Day: Practicing What We Preach

World Mental Health Day: Practicing What We Preach

When I started Threads of Life, it was to provide support programs for family members living with the outcome of workplace life-altering injury, occupational diseases or outcomes of fatal injuries, such as the tragedy that our family is living with. I was very fortunate to have the support of so many organizations that understood the value that Threads of Life could bring to these family members.

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The Day Life Shattered

The Day Life Shattered

When I got married it was truly the best day that I could have possibly imagined. As I walked down the aisle and saw my future husband standing at the altar waiting for me, I knew we were going to be an unbeatable team. ‘Together forever until the ship sinks’, is what we always said to each other. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

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