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Steps for Life: A thousand reasons to walk

We all have different reasons for the projects we tackle, the organizations we support and the ways we invest our time. This fall, volunteers across the country will be cracking open their planning books on a new season of Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, leading up to walks from coast to coast next spring. Everyone who participates in Steps for Life has his or her own reasons.

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Getting comfortable with change on the way to growth

We get up in the morning and we think to ourselves, what does today hold for me? Many times, we would say ‘the usual’. Most of us say that we don’t like or are uncomfortable with change. I often wonder, why do we have these negative thoughts around change? If you think about it, nothing is ever the same and nothing is totally predicable in our daily lives and in our work organizations.

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5 years later: Turning the same age my big brother was when he died on the job

August 2018 will be five years since my big brother Kris was killed in an industrial accident while at work. He was instructed to enter a tank that had not been properly cleaned, to remove a baffle; a device used to restrain the flow of a fluid, liquid or gas. The baffle was double-walled with diesel fumes trapped inside. It’s at that moment, an explosion occurred and Kris was fatally injured.

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WorkplaceNL: helping to grow awareness of support available after a workplace tragedy

Partners and Fundraising: Every year, more families across Canada find their way to Threads of Life when they need support coping with a work-related fatality, serious injury or disease. Our wish is that every person who could benefit from Threads of Life programs knows how to find that help. And thanks to partners like WorkplaceNL, that wish is coming true.

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Volunteer profile: Johanna LeRoux

It didn’t take long for Johanna LeRoux to decide she was going to be all-in with Threads of Life. She was attending her first family forum, and at the end, there was a workshop about volunteer opportunities. “I asked for all the information,” Johanna says....

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