Grief is a journey, and we grieve many types of losses, not just deaths. Those living with injury or illness grieve for the loss of loved activities and plans. Family members and caregivers grieve for the changes in their loved one, and an altered future. But for all these types of grief, there can be healing and hope. Read on to learn more.  
In a strange way I knew that I would be okay”
As you’re reading this, there’s a good chance Winnie is at the cemetery. Since her husband Gerald died last year, she goes every day to chat with him. Gerald was a coal miner who lived for decades with silicosis while still heading to his job every day. He was a man who loved to work, loved to fix things, loved to sing. As the disease progressed, his world became smaller and smaller. Occupational disease affects its victim in so many ways, and it affects the family too. Read Winnie’s warm and moving story about their struggles with Gerald’s illness, and the relief they found by connecting with Threads of Life.
Leaving a legacy of safety
As someone who shares Threads of Life’s commitment to eliminating work-related deaths, injuries and illness, you want to create a safer, healthier world. Of all the ways you can work towards that vision, you may never have considered the contribution your will can make. Starting this fall, Threads of Life has partnered with Will Power, a national movement made up of charities, financial advisors and legal professionals across Canada working together to increase the number of Canadians who donate to charities in their wills. This is another way our supporters can sustain Threads of Life’s services for families affected by tragedy, and contribute to preventing future tragedies. Learn more about Will Power and how you can leave a legacy of safety.
How Steps for Life defines ‘TOGETHER’
TOGETHER: in company or in conjunction; simultaneously

One thing we all learned from our pandemic experiences is that there are many ways to be together, and for Steps for Life 2022, that means options, options, options! Communities across Canada will plan traditional in-person Steps for Life walks in parks and on trails. Participants can also choose a walk or activity solo, they can meet up with their family or team to walk together in person, or be entirely virtual and participate in company with others online. As always, we’ll focus our efforts simultaneously (more or less) on the first week of May. No matter how we participate in Steps for Life 2022, #WeWalkTogether!
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Dealing with grief from a loss of a loved one not coming home, a serious injury, or an occupational disease is devastating with many layers of intensity. It's fair to say a significant loss changes the world around us. Stress, sadness, pain, and...

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