Threads of Life
brings hope and healing to Canadian families who have been affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease.
It is a national charity connecting more than 2,800 family members through one-on-one peer support, links to community support services, and the opportunity to take action to help prevent similar tragedies to other families.
Volunteer families from Threads of Life played a key role in the development of the 'Workplace Injuries Hurt the Most at Home'
ads. They were asked early on in the process to provide input from the perspective of having experienced a life-altering injury or fatality.
Not only did we learn the ads resonated, but we learned how they could be better. As just one example, families talked about how they’d actually set an extra place at dinner, or picked up the phone on a special day to call someone who’s no longer there.
We are grateful to Threads of Life for their assistance in making sure these stories reflected the reality of what it’s like to live with the impact of workplace injury.
“We were grateful and appreciative to have been part of the development of these ads,” said Shirley Hickman, Executive Director with Threads of Life. “Family members who took part in reviewing the advertisement had experienced similar tragedies, in real life. They embraced the concept in the hopes it might prevent what happened to their families from happening to someone else.”
Have you or a loved one been affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational illness? You’re not alone.
Threads of Life welcomes everyone. They are a safe place to land for anyone dealing with the aftermath of a workplace tragedy.