Resources available for families, safety professionals, and employers.
Resources for Family Members
The following resources are available for download.
“For Families” series of resource booklets:
Courtesy of the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
For Families: A Resource Guide for Survivors (12/2014)
For Families: A resource guide for seriously injured workers and their families (04/2015)
For Families: A resource guide for workers and their families coping with serious life-altering occupational disease (04/2015)
Courtesy of WorkSafe BC
Your road to recovery: A guide for seriously injured workers (external link)
FAIR (Fatalities and Immediate Response) Partners
The Fatalities and Immediate Response (FAIR) partnership (Ontario) is a joint project of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Bureau (WSIB), the Ministry of Labour (MOL), Threads of Life, and the Office of the Worker Advisor (OWA). The goal of the FAIR partnerships is to provide timely and comprehensive assistance to surviving families following a traumatic workplace fatality, and to families and workers following a catastrophic workplace injury resulting in severe and permanent life altering physical impairment (catastrophically injured workers).
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) provides comprehensive occupational health services to Ontario workers at clinics throughout the province.
Mental Health for Farmers
Farming can be a challenging business, not only for the physical hazards it presents, but for the stresses and pressures of coping with weather, animals, crops, pests, markets, etc. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has a mental health hub for farmers, with a wealth of resources to help agricultural workers achieve mental wellness.
Grief, Bereavement, and Support
Bereavement Ontario Network provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member — an infant, a child, an adult child, a parent, a brother or a sister, an adult sibling, a grandchild or a spouse. They support parents, guardians or family members helping a child grieve. They support the unique circumstances faced by survivors of violent death, survivors of completed suicide, and families seeking pregnancy after loss.
Canadian Virtual Hospice: Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.
Kids Help Phone — 1-800-668-6868: Offers counseling in French and English to kids 4-19 and will help adults aged 20 and over to help them find the counseling resources they need. Parents, teachers and any other concerned adults are welcome to call for information and referral services.
Hummingbird Centre for Hope – a resource dedicated to the unique and evolving needs of individuals who lose their spouse or partner at a young age, and encounter themselves shouldering the responsibility of raising a child or children as a widowed parent.