"Volunteering is so pervasive it's invisible. We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteer." ~ Susan J. EllisOn this International Volunteer Day, Threads of Life joins volunteer driven organizations across the
globe to recognize and honour the contribution of volunteers and celebrate the theme of solidarity
through volunteering.

Solidarity suggests unity or agreement, especially among individuals with a common interest, or shared experience. Solidarity implies mutual support. It was a sense of solidarity, among a group of family members who had experienced the loss of a young worker, that led to the creation of Threads of Life nearly 20 years ago. By coming together, these families, experienced mutual support in the wake of their shared tragic experience.

Today Threads of Life has more than 300 volunteers who have demonstrated solidarity with our mission and vision. Who strongly believe that one workplace tragedy is one too many and want to use their voice, as a family member, or a health and safety professional, or a worker, to prevent future tragedies, and support families on their healing journey.

Threads of Life is one of thousands of organizations in Canada and around the world that was created in the name of solidarity, to unify people towards a common goal. And there are hundreds of thousands of volunteers, working formally and informally to come together and help find solutions to the issues that impact their lives and communities.

On behalf of all of us here at Threads of Life, thank you to all volunteers for everything you do to make our world a better, kinder, safer place. Threads of Life wouldn’t exist without the commitment and dedication of our volunteers.

Lorna Catrambone
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