$7,500 raised for families of injured workers

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Photo collage of two Unifor members in B.C. and a Unifor staff person on a treadmill.

A team of Unifor volunteers from several cities has raised more than $7,500 to help the families of workers hurt on the job, taking part in the annual Steps for Life Walk.

“This is such an important and meaningful contribution to this important organization,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.

“They provide an invaluable service to families grieving the loss of loved ones because of a workplace tragedy or a debilitating occupational disease.”

The team joined the virtual Steps for Life Walk on May 2. Ken Bondy, a National Representative with the Health, Safety and Environment Department participated by walking on his home treadmill. Others took walks around their own neighbourhoods and recorded their progress.

“We would like to send a big thank you out to everyone that made donations to our Steps for Life team,” said Bondy.

Together, the Toronto team raised $3,400 from individual donations. With an additional $3,000 from Unifor, a total of $6,400.00 was raised for the Steps for Life Toronto Walk—enough to be recognized as central Canada’s team winner for 2021.

The Unifor team in Burnaby, B.C. raised more than $1,181, more than doubling its $500 goal.

Threads of Life reaches out to families at the most difficult of times and provides respect, experience and compassion. 

For more information, visit the Threads for Life website at: www.threadsoflife.ca