Steps for Life is a fun, 5 km walk to support families affected by workplace tragedy. Created in 2004, Steps for Life is the flagship fundraiser for the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life).
In 2015 thousands of participants raised over $622,000 through Steps for Life walks in numerous communities across Canada. This spring, 31 communities from coast to coast will play host to Steps for Life , with most locations holding their walk on Sunday, May 1st. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are two walks planned for May 1st – the St. John’s metro area walk to be held at the Paradise Rotary Youth and Community Centre, and the Corner Brook walk to be held at the Irishtown Community Centre.
Steps for Life aims to educate the community about the devastating ripple effects of workplace tragedy and to help prevent others from being injured or killed on the job. The annual event raises money to provide peer support programs and services for Canadian families who have suffered as a result of workplace tragedy and also raises awareness about the importance of workplace health and safety. The Steps for Life walks have another benefit as well – through the participation and publicity around the walk, more families learn about Threads of Life and are able to come to us for support.
Companies can sponsor a local walk and employees can volunteer and/or enter teams. For more information or to register for a 2016 Steps for Life Walk in Newfoundland and Labrador, call Jackie Manuel at 709-739-7000 or 1-888-681-7233 or visit www.stepsforlife.ca.