Steps for Life
The Safety Ahead team was proud to participate in the Steps for Life 5 km Walk on Saturday, May 12th at Rundle Park, Edmonton Alberta. Together the community helped to achieve and surpass the Edmonton and area goal of $20, 000.
Steps for Life is an annual fundraiser held across Canada for the Threads of Life Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support. Participants can choose to join one of the scheduled events or even walk a location of their choice with virtual tracking.
All proceeds from Steps for Life support Threads of Life, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping families to heal after a traumatic workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease.
Threads of Life provides families with one-on-one peer support, links to community resources and opportunities to promote workplace injury prevention. Threads of Life currently supports more than 3,200 family members across the country.
Created in 2003, Threads of Life addresses, a major gap in Canada's health and safety and social systems. There was no “helpline” to call or place to go to find the kind of emotional support and caring often required to make it through the aftermath of a workplace fatality or severe injury/illness.
The long-term emotional, societal, and financial consequences of this gap are enormous and evident. These consequences include psychiatric problems, stress-related physical health problems, substance abuse, family stress, marital breakdown, suicide, loss of productivity, loss of personal income, increased social welfare costs, and more. This is a substantial and costly burden for every citizen and taxpayer, but one that can be significantly reduced.
Threads of Life is a place where people can turn to help find the “cure” for workplace tragedy, which can only be accomplished through prevention.
Donations can still be made at the Steps for Life website.
To find out more please visit Steps for Life 2022