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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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What’s in it for me?

What’s in it for me?

While this isn’t the first question that may come to mind when deciding to volunteer for an organization, it is a consideration for many. Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved and help others, and of the top reasons people give for volunteering, some important ones are; to learn new skills or enhance existing ones, to gain experience that can lead to career advancement and to grow professional networks.

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5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

5 Common Threads for Grieving Siblings

As a sister grieving the death of my younger brother to injuries he sustained on the job, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reflecting on sibling relationships – in all of their complexities – while I continue to learn how to live through and carry my own loss. What does it mean to be a sibling? How is the relationship different? How is sibling grief different? How is it universal?

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A Win-Win-Win on Facebook Fundraising

A Win-Win-Win on Facebook Fundraising

Social media can definitely have pros and cons, like many things, but a feature that Facebook has added over the last year is all pro in my books! Facebook Fundraisers were added late in 2018 for Canada and have taken over the social world since. Although we had heard about them, we did not jump at the opportunity right away. We wanted to make sure we had all the facts and that any issues that may arise from a new launch were taken care of before we got involved.

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