Every spring, people of all ages take part in the Steps for Life five-kilometer walk to raise funds to support Canadians affected by workplace tragedy.
Every day, 3 families will receive the news that a loved one is not returning home from work that day. Their families, friends and co-workers will rally together to be there for one another.
The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as, Threads of Life supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. In fact, Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,200 family members across Canada affected by workplace tragedies.
In order to do this, every year Threads of Life will host its flagship fundraiser – Steps for Life. A fun, 5km walk that aims to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of each workplace tragedy and how we can work together to prevent others being injured or killed on the job.
Who is walking?
Everyone! Families, friends and colleagues of those affected by workplace tragedy, teams from injury prevention organisations, labour, business and the general public will all participate.
Where do people take Steps for Life?
This year, Steps for Life will take place in more than 30 communities across Canada.
What did You raise in 2015?
A whole lot of awareness about workplace injury and illness prevention, and more than $622,000* to date for Threads of Life’s family support services!
*The reported total is final as of September 14, 2015. Thank you for your tremendous support!