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Four ways you can help spread the word

Four ways you can help spread the word

  We hear it all the time: families who wish they’d heard of Threads of Life sooner; companies that tell us ‘we’d never heard of you guys’ but who are happy to support our work; friends and strangers who ask “what’s that?” when we mention Threads of Life. One of...

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A New Year… and New Faces!

A New Year… and New Faces!

Threads of Life is delighted to welcome two new members to our small but mighty staff team. Shari Hinz lives in Saskatchewan and is our new Regional Development Coordinator (RDC) for Western Canada. Christine Kennedy-Babineau, from New Brunswick, takes over as Regional Development Coordinator for Atlantic Canada and Quebec.  They join Lorna Catrambone, our Central Canada RDC. Threads of Life’s RDCs work closely with volunteers and partners in their regions to advance our mission. As we get to know Shari and Christine, we thought you’d like to learn a bit about them too. I asked each of them to share a bit about themselves.

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Reflecting back and looking forward together

Reflecting back and looking forward together

The past couple of years have provided us with several unique challenges. Join us for a discussion about what the future holds for you and for Threads of Life. The pandemic has challenged us in many ways, yet we know our own resilience. We are survivors and have learned how to live with the unexpected. The lessons we learned while dealing with a life-altering injury, occupational disease or the outcome of a traumatic death have changed us. We had to set new goals for the future.

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Who am I away from the grief?

Who am I away from the grief?

In January of 2020 I wrote about how the 10-year mark after my husband’s death was more than just an anniversary date. Fast forward to almost two years later and I am finally starting to piece together what moving forward and away from the grief looks like for me. This is just my own words and my own feelings as I try to walk this ever-changing and ever-moving road we call grief.

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FamiliesConnect: Join us from your own living room

FamiliesConnect: Join us from your own living room

The FamiliesConnect Workshop Series continues to grow as more families sign in each month. The flexibility of an online session is unparalleled — especially as a newcomer to Threads of Life. Choose to engage as little or much as you like, camera on or off, type in the chat. FamiliesConnect workshops offer you a chance to get to know the volunteers, families, and staff behind Threads of Life, from the comfort of your own home.

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Steps for Life – Committee Volunteers Needed

Steps for Life – Committee Volunteers Needed

Steps for Life walks take place in communities all across Canada – raising funds in support of programs and services and raising awareness of Threads of Life and the importance of workplace injury prevention. All our Steps for Life walks are planned and organized by volunteer committees. We are seeking volunteers to help plan Steps for Life in various communities across Canada.

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He Made People Happy: Perspective on a grief journey of 29 years

He Made People Happy: Perspective on a grief journey of 29 years

Twenty-nine years ago on July 17, 1992 at the age of 24, our son Donny (only mom and dad could call him “Donny” and to everyone else it was “Don”), was snatched from our lives in an instant. He was employed for five years in a wire rope facility and was operating a high speed winding machine, winding cable from a large spool onto a small one when the incident occurred.

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