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October 23rd 2012: Support for Families after Workplace Tragedy

Shirley Hickman in 2002 co-founded Threads of Life, A Workplace Tragedy Family Support Association, http://threadsoflife.ca/. She’s Executive Director and Family Program Manager. Fran DeFilippis, in 2001, after the birth of her second child, started a part-time chocolate truffle business. Shirley and Fran both experienced workplace tragedy. They describe their lives and work with Threads of Life. They discuss workplace tragedy’s consequences, and the needs for support and the challenges encountered by families and family caregivers in accessing support from insurance, worker compensation, empl

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Fran DeFilippis

Fran DeFilippis was the owner and operator of Inprint Business Printing Centre Inc., in Toronto, Canada. In 2000 she sold the business to her largest competitor. In 2001, after the birth of her second child,
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Shirley Hickman

Shirley Hickman in 2002 co-founded Threads of Life, A Workplace Tragedy Family Support Association. She’s the Executive Director and Family Program Manager. A traumatic workplace tragedy had changed forever her life and her family’s lives.
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