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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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Behind the scenes: Staff celebrate too!

At Threads of Life we like to say we have the biggest office in the world – it stretches from coast to coast in Canada. Most of our staff work from home offices, and we don’t see one another very often. When we do get together in person for staff meetings three times a year, it’s a chance to get a pile of work done, but also to renew relationships and celebrate the great organization we work for.

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Teams meet the Steps for Life challenge!

This year’s Steps for Life team challenge proved what your coach always told you – we can get further when we all work together. An incredible 337 teams participated in walks across Canada this spring! They included dozens of teams representing our national sponsor companies, and six teams who planned their own event through Your Walk Your Way. Working together, these teams raised thousands of dollars to raise awareness about workplace health and safety, and to support people affected by workplace tragedy. Thanks teams! You’re all champs in our books!

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