Labour Community Advocate Program

October 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM -
December 15, 2022 at 8:30 PM
United Way Halton & Hamilton 4210 S Service Rd Unit #101 Burlington, ON L7L 4X5

Become a Labour Community Advocate

Are you looking to learn more about the social issues facing your community?  The 8-week Labour Community Advocate Training program is designed to give union members tools to understand what supports are available in their community and use that information to help their brothers, sister and comrades in the workplace, union and in their community.  The course will take place every Wednesday starting October 26th – December 15th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Built into the program participants will receive training on interviewing, referrals, communication and so much more. This
certificated program requires a $150 fee, which includes the cost of a personal workbook,
classroom materials, and more. Stay tuned for information on Levels 2 and 3!

Labour Community Advocates have 3 roles

  • to link workers facing workplace, personal or family challenges with resources in the community;
  • to identify community issues where the union can play a role, through collective bargaining or social action; and
  • to support community activism among union members, unions and labour organizations.

Some of the topics covered in level 1 of the program include:

  • Unions and Communities
  • Labour Community Advocate and Equity
  • Labour Community Advocate and Community services
  • Principals of Communications
  • Interviewing
  • Stress
  • Loss and Grief
  • Addiction and Dependency

Deadline to register October 22nd.  To register click here

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