Operated by union members, for union members, the Labour Community Advocate program offers confidential referrals, support, guidance and information to co-workers who are experiencing personal issues related to addiction, financial management, stress, domestic violence and unemployment.
Trained through the Canadian Labour Congress’ Labour Community Advocate program, participants are volunteers or may be appointed by their local union. Labour Community Advocates are not therapists or specialists; they are there to listen, identify, refer and follow up, acting as the link between a worker with a problem, the appropriate service in the community and when the situation allows, the local.
If you’re interested in providing a support to your co-workers and serving as a vital link between locals, United Way and community services, contact our Labour Director to find out what opportunities are available.
For more information contact our Labour Director, Charlotte Prokopow (204-924-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)