Whether you’re looking for a car mechanic or a cake recipe, few things carry more weight than a recommendation from someone you know and trust. Knowing that someone else – a real person in your community – has tried it and it worked for them, means a lot....
Expressive art is all about the process of making art, not the finished product. It is a practice that invites people to respond creatively to things that matter.
These days, we could all use something to look forward to. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Threads of Life volunteers and staff are spending the winter getting ready for Steps for Life-Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, 2022 edition. Registration opens next week, and we’re working to make sure Steps for Life is ready for anything.
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...
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.
We know that human connection is vital to our health. The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that a lack of connection can be more harmful to our health than obesity, smoking or high blood pressure. Living in the aftermath of a tragedy can make you feel especially isolated.
Well, it’s been a year, hasn’t it? Another trying, tiring year. It can be hard to see the light during these short days and long nights of winter, but often the glimmers are there if we look for them.
December 5 is International Volunteer Day, a day coordinated by United Nations Volunteers to honour, recognize and promote the tireless work of volunteers across the globe. The theme of International Volunteer Day 2021 is “Volunteer Now For Our Common Future”.
With homemade cookies, the memories come baked right in
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.
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.
Although Forget-Me-Nots typically bloom in the spring, they hold an extra special meaning in our hearts all year long.