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Our Mental Health and Addictions Advocate can help with Employee and Family Assistance Issues such as alcohol and substance abuse, gambling or other addictions with referrals to community resources.  
They are not a counselor, but they can assist members in finding and accessing community resources that are available. 
If required and wanted, they can also liaise with the Union to ensure the members are able to access the Union Local resources and supports that are available. 
They operate completely confidentially.

Please reach out to your chairperson in your workplace for contact information

Women’s Advocate
The Women’s Advocate is trained to help members who are experiencing harassment, domestic violence and abuse.  
The Women’s Advocate is not a counselor, rather an advocate who can help Members access workplace and community resources.  Although the Women’s Advocate program was designed primarily to help women in abusive situations, the Women’s Advocate is there to help all members of your workplace

The Women’s Advocate will:

  • Respect confidentiality
  • Listen, believe, validate and assist
  • Promote access to community and workplace resources
  • When necessary, help plan for future safety
  • Respect a woman’s right to make her own decisions

In the community, the Women’s Advocate can:

  • Network with community partners
  • Lobby for child care, affordable housing and funding for women’s programs
  • Promote women’s equality campaigns
  • Speak out and take action on issues

All contact with the Women’s Advocate is strictly confidential.

Your women’s advocate will be posted on your Union board

Racial Justice Advocate
A Racial Justice Advocate is a workplace representative who will assist and provide support for Black, Indigenous and racialized workers whose role in your workplace will include:

  • Listening;
  • Providing support to black, indigenous and racialized members including concerns related to racial discrimination and racial violence;
  • Assisting with racial justice initiatives;
  • Promoting access to community culturally appropriate services;
  • Working with facility leadership to develop, implement and monitor an anti-racism action plan that is aligned with both Company and Union anti-racism and equity strategies;
  • Networking with allied organizations and local community partners.

Your Racial Justice advocate will be posted on your Union board