“I am a health and safety professional, so [through Steps for Life] I can give back directly to the community and help increase awareness of illness, injury, or fatality. The other side is the personal connections that I can build with family, friends, and co-workers. Meeting these people and talking to them, being able to help them even in a small way is great to see. I love the sea of yellow we can create but the monetary value in raising funds for those going through something terrible like workplace tragedy is just as great.”

~ Veronica Suszynksy, Winnipeg Steps for Life Chair

Back of fluorescent vest reads

Steps for Life is the primary fundraising event for Threads of Life. Steps for Life walks take place in communities all across Canada – raising funds in support of programs and services and raising awareness of Threads of Life and the importance of workplace injury prevention. All our Steps for Life walks are planned and organized by volunteer committees. We are seeking volunteers to help plan Steps for Life in various communities across Canada. 

Committee volunteers work to promote the event in the community, secure sponsorships and donations, handle logistics, recruit day of event volunteers and more. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Threads of Life has raised nearly $7 million to support the healing journey of families affected by workplace tragedy. 

The planning cycle typically begins in the fall and continues until the walk is held in early May. Volunteers contribute approximately 5 hours per month – attending the monthly meeting/conference call and following up on action items. The time requirement typically increases in the weeks before the walk.

Steps for Life committee positions provide opportunities to network with health and safety professionals, enhance existing skills and learn new ones, and contribute to the success of a well-known event that is making a significant difference in the lives of families who have experienced a workplace tragedy. 

Take your support for Steps for Life to the next level by joining your local planning committee. For more information about Steps for Life volunteer opportunities near you, please contact: steps@threadsoflife.ca or complete our online volunteer form and we will contact you. 

Lorna Catrambone
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