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VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Eugene Gutierrez

VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Eugene Gutierrez

In 2017, Eugene Gutierrez and his family experienced an unimaginable tragedy when Eugene’s father Eulogio “Bot” Gutierrez, a veteran mining survey technician, on the verge of retirement, died after being struck by a piece of mobile equipment in an underground mine.

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Steps for Life committees mark big successes and bigger plans

Steps for Life committees mark big successes and bigger plans

One of the inspiring aspects of each Steps for Life-Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy event is the volunteer committees which organize each local walk. These volunteers truly walk together, and work together too, to ensure the event comes off without a hitch. The committees are also great at helping one another – sharing their ideas, successes and what they learn from one year to another.

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World Mental Health Day: Making Mental Health a Global Priority at Work

World Mental Health Day: Making Mental Health a Global Priority at Work

Mental health has never had more attention than in the years since the first wave of lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety, isolation, pandemic fatigue, grief, insomnia, disconnection, Zoom fatigue, depression, trauma, and substance abuse are all experiences that have been widely shared and discussed — as it seemed everyone was struggling with some aspect of their mental health.

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Coping in the wake of tragedy

Coping in the wake of tragedy

Young paramedic finds help to deal with PTSD By Michael Johnson If you had asked me what I wanted to do after graduation it was a quick answer. I wanted to be a paramedic. Little did I know this decision would change my life in ways I could never imagine, for better...

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Ontario Petroleum Contractors’ Association: Sharing the message and the mission

Ontario Petroleum Contractors’ Association: Sharing the message and the mission

The strongest partnerships are built on a foundation of shared values and goals. Threads of Life is lucky to have many such strong partnerships. We have been working with the Ontario Petroleum Contractors’
Association (OPCA) for a decade, and are honoured to continue to build and strengthen this relationship. OPCA’s executive director Michelle Rae shared a little bit about how the partnership began and what it means to OPCA.

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