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WorkSafeNB welcomed to Threads of Life family

April 24, 2014

A new partnership between WorkSafeNB and Threads of Life will help New Brunswick families coping with the loss or serious injury of a loved one due to a workplace tragedy.

Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB president and CEO, said the Threads of Life gives friends and families a chance to share their stories and help connect them with resources to aid the healing process.

“Threads of Life is made up of compassionate individuals who understand the pain of losing a loved one to a workplace injury or disease. Many families feel alone in the wake of such tragedies, but the people at Threads of Life have often walked the same road and understand the magnitude of that loss.”

Shirley Hickman, Threads of Life executive director, has walked that difficult road. She founded Threads of Life after her son, Tim, was killed on the job in March 1996. She said she looks forward to helping New Brunswickers in need.

“We have always welcomed New Brunswick families to attend our family forum and use our services, but this new partnership means we will be able to reach more grieving families and offer them support. We’ll also be able to help WorkSafeNB in their goal to build safer workplaces.”

Established in 2003, Threads of Life is a national charitable organization made up of family members and friends living with the outcome of a workplace tragedy and dedicated to helping other Canadian families after they have experienced a tragedy at work.


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