Family Forums

What is a Family Forum?

Family Forums bring families affected by a workplace tragedy together to share, network and, ultimately, heal. At this special event, spouses, parents, siblings and close friends gather to learn coping skills for grief, active listening skills, tips on how the occupational health and safety system works, self-care, and so much more.

Upcoming Family Forums – 2024

Threads of Life hosts three regional Family Forums across Canada.

For more information on the forums, including registration information, click on any of the following links. Please note that workshops and forum activities are only available in English at this time.

Atlantic Family Forum – for families in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec.

Central Family Forum – for families in Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut.

Western Family Forum – for families in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories


“I came away with new coping methods and new friends and feel rejuvenated and look forward to the next family forum”

~first-time participant, 2019

Want to know more about the Family Forums?

If you’ve been personally affected by a workplace tragedy and would like to learn more about the Family Forum, please contact Karen Lapierre Pitts, Manager – Family Support at [email protected]or phone 1-888-567-9490.