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Five Things You Need to Know about Steps for Life 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought lots of changes and adjustments for everyone. We’re working to make sure Steps for Life is ready for anything. Here are the key things you need to know about the 2022 event:

1. Will Steps for Life be happening in 2022? 

Yes! Steps for Life is definitely going ahead. Check our community pages for the date in your area. #WeWalkTogether

2. Can I choose how to participate this year? 

Yes! Most communities will have flexible events, with traditional in-person walks and virtual elements. And even if there is a traditional walk in your community, you can opt to do your own thing. You’ll see that option when you register

3. How will in-person walks work? 

The health and safety of our volunteers and supporters is our top priority. In-person events will comply with local guidelines for size of gathering, and will observe social distancing and mask requirements. No paper will change hands at the walks, so make sure all your fundraising is completed online or cheques mailed to the Threads of Life office.

4. What if things change between when I register and the walk date? 

Local organizers will be monitoring conditions and health guidelines. The best way to stay up to date on plans is to check in with your community’s Steps for Life page. If a walk changes from in-person to virtual, we’ll post the information online. You can still fundraise as usual -- we know you want to help!

5. Is there a registration fee? (and what about my t-shirt?) 

No, there’s no registration fee to participate in Steps for Life. Registration is by donation. Steps for Life is the main fundraiser for Threads of Life, and we need your help raising funds no matter whether you join an in-person community walk or participate with your family on your own. All participants who register for a park event will receive a t-shirt on walk day. For participants on teams of 4 or more who register online to walk at home by April 1 and who have fundraised, we'll ship your t-shirts to your team captain. 

Looking for more answers? If you have a question that's not answered below, contact us.

Q: What is Threads of Life?

A: The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, is a national Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing, after a workplace fatality, life-altering workplace injury or occupational disease.

Q: What is Steps for Life?

A: Steps for Life is a national fundraiser to help those affected by workplace tragedy. Created in 2004, it raises funds to support Threads of Life programs and services for families who’ve suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. It also raises awareness about the importance of health and safety.

Q: What activities are included?

A: The central Steps for Life activity is a community walk, but for those who aren’t able to attend, or in case of pandemic restrictions, we encourage you to participate by tackling any activity you like, and sharing it to our social media accounts.

Q: How does Steps for Life contribute to my community?

A: If you register and fundraise through your community Steps for Life page, your participation goes toward your community’s totals -- so there’s bragging rights as stake! More important, you’re connecting – in person or virtually -- with other Steps for Life participants in your area. And any dollars raised help those affected by workplace tragedy in your community and across the country. 

Q: Is Threads of Life a registered charity? Can I get a tax receipt for my donation?

A: Yes and yes. Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, is a Canadian registered charity (Registration number 87524 8908 RR0001). Charitable tax receipts and business tax receipts are available for qualifying donations of $20 or more.

Q: Can I make a donation by phone or mail?

A: Yes! Here’s the info:

By phone: Call Threads of Life at 1-888-567-9490 and make a donation by credit card

By mail: Fill in a donation form and send a cheque or money order to: Threads of Life, P.O. Box 9066, 1795 Ernest Ave, London, ON N6E 2V0

Q: How will the funds raised at this event be spent?

A: All proceeds from the Steps for Life events support the Threads of Life Family Support Program. See how Threads of Life puts Steps for Life dollars to work at www.threadsoflife.ca.

Q: Is there a cost to participate?

A: Registration for Steps for Life is by donation. This event is a fundraiser after all, and making a donation right when you register is a great first step in your fundraising campaign.

Q: What is your Privacy Policy?

A: The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life) respects your privacy. We never sell, trade, or lend your information to any other organization. We will use your information only for follow-up contacts (such as sending our newsletter), statistical purposes, and to process and recognize your donations. We disclose your information only to our own employees and agents and only to accomplish the purposes listed above.

Please note that your name and contact information are optional. If you do not wish to be identified, please enter “Anonymous” for both the first and last name. Tax receipts cannot be issued to anonymous donors. You can find more information about Threads of Life’s Privacy Policy here on our website.

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