In May, we will once again unite knowing that together we are changing the future for all those affected by workplace tragedies.

Every working 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 order to do this, every year Threads of Life hosts its flagship fundraiser – Steps for Life. Steps for Life is traditionally a 5-km family 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 organizations, labour, business, and the general public will all participate.

This year we will be walking in a virtual walk and our Team Burton’s Bunch will be walking in Sandy Hook on Sunday May 2, 2021 at 2;00 PM in memory of Burton Reimer. Burton was a Gimi Mb high school student who died on his first day on the job commercial fishing in October 1999.

We look forward to walking together in Steps for Life 2021 and would appreciate your support by way of walking or making a donation. 

When you register, simply select your preference to participate in person at the event or support your community by walking at home. If there’s no Steps for Life walk in your community, join our national virtual community and “Walk Your Way”!
A whole lot of awareness about workplace injury and illness prevention, and over $440,000* for Threads of Life’s family support services! Thank you for making a difference!

All proceeds from Steps for Life support Threads of Life, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping families heal after they’ve been affected by a traumatic workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 3,000 family members from across the country.
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We know there are many worthwhile organizations and causes and you have a choice about whether to support us. We want to continue to earn your trust and support by being transparent and accountable. The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support – Threads of Life has been accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. 

Where can I find more information about Steps for Life and Threads of Life? or


  • Aaron

    What a great cause!

    • lyndako

      It certainly is !

  • lyndako

    My name is Lynda Kolly and I will be holding a fundraising walk here in the RM of Gimli on Sunday May 2 , 2021

    We are walking in Memory of my Son Burton Reimer who was a Gimli high school student and died while working his first day on the job.

    All monies raised will go to Threads of Life and our walk is called Steps for Life

    Our team name is Burton’s Bunch and we are looking for donations for a online facebook auction and also for monetary donations for Team Burton’s Bunch.
    When someone asks you why you do what you do, what’s your answer? “Why” questions can be hard because they ask us to articulate our core values and motivations. But sharing our “why” helps inspire others, connect communities, and build relationships. Those “whys” are what drive our annual Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy events across the country.

    Steps for Life is the primary fundraiser for Threads of Life – the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support.

    Threads of Life is currently working with more than 2,900 people across the country who have experienced a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease.

    The event on May 02, 2021, will be part of the annual Steps for Life events in communities across Canada. This year our walk will be a virtual walk and we are having a FaceBook Auction to help raise funds.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lynda Kolly directly ormail for more information.
    Please become part of our Steps for Life story by supporting us.

    Lynda Kolly

    Volunteer Winnipeg Steps for Life
    Sandy Hook, Mb.

    Steps for Life
    Threads of Life

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