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Spring is one of the busiest seasons at Threads of Life. We’re gearing up for Steps for Life-Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, planning the Atlantic Virtual Family Forum, and arranging speakers for health and safety events. Read on to see where you come in!
Healing, step by step
When you’re going through tragedy, it can make a huge difference just to know you’re not alone. That’s what Lori Chynn found after her husband died in a helicopter crash. Thanks to an invitation from another widow, Lori got involved in the small but mighty Steps for Life team in Corner Brook, NL. She found understanding, encouragement and inspiration. Read more about Lori’s Steps for Life experience.
Real H&S speakers for your virtual event
No matter how your workplace has been affected by the pandemic, health and safety is still important. But how do you reinforce that message with employees? Real stories about the people behind the accident statistics have always been the best way to get people’s attention and emphasize the importance of safe practices. Now you can bring a Threads of Life speaker to your event virtually. 

Traditionally, our volunteers have only been available for in-person presentations. However, because of the pandemic restrictions, we now have a number of speakers ready to deliver their powerful safety presentations via Zoom, Teams, or other platforms. As you plan for Day of Mourning April 28, North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week in May, and other H&S campaigns, why not invite a Threads of Life volunteer speaker to share the real story behind the health and safety stats? As always, we’ll work closely with you to find the speaker best suited to your workplace and event. And we’ll ask you to make a financial contribution to Threads of Life in lieu of a speaker fee. 
Reach out today to book a Threads of Life speaker – find us online or contact speakersbureau@threadsoflife.ca.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought lots of changes and adjustments for everyone. We’re working to make sure Steps for Life is ready for anything. Here are the key things you need to know about the 2021 event:

1. WILL STEPS FOR LIFE BE HAPPENING IN 2021? 
Yes! Steps for Life is definitely going ahead. Check your community page for the date in your area. 

2. CAN I CHOOSE HOW TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR? 
Yes again! Most communities will hold virtual events, and a few are planning virtual combined with traditional in-person walks. Even if there is a traditional walk in your community, you can opt to do your own thing. You’ll see that choice when you register. If there’s no walk near you, just pick a community to support, or register for the national Your Walk Your Way.

3. HOW WILL IN-PERSON WALKS WORK? 
Health and safety is our top priority. In-person events will comply with local guidelines for size of gathering and will observe social distancing and mask requirements. No paper will change hands at the walks, so make sure all your fundraising is completed online or cheques mailed to the Threads of Life office.

4. WHAT IF THINGS CHANGE BETWEEN WHEN I REGISTER AND THE WALK DATE? 
Local organizers will be monitoring conditions and health guidelines. We will not change from virtual to in-person walks even if restrictions are lifted in a community. If a walk changes from in-person to virtual, we’ll post the information online. The best way to stay up to date on plans is to check in with your community’s Steps for Life page. You can still fundraise as usual -- we know you want to help!

5. IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE? (AND WHAT ABOUT MY T-SHIRT?) 
No, there’s no registration fee to participate in Steps for Life. Registration is by donation. Steps for Life is the primary fundraiser for Threads of Life, and we need your help raising funds no matter whether you join an in-person community walk or participate with your family on your own. For participants on teams of 4 or more who register online by April 1, we’ll ship your t-shirts to your team captain.
On the blog
Sharing healing through sharing a meal

Threads of Life is fortunate to have so many loyal partners who are passionate about health and safety, and share our mission. I call these companies difference-makers. They make a difference in the lives of Threads of Life families, and I'm sure ...

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What is grief and why does it feel so awful?

People often connect grief with death. But in fact the word has a much broader meaning, particularly for Threads of Life and its members. This excerpt from the Volunteer Family Guide Resource and Training Manual delves deeper into the meaning of...

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