The Labour Community Advocate Training Program is a ten week educational program that trains union members to refer union brothers & sisters and co-workers experiencing personal, family, health, or financial difficulties to local community and government programs and services.
The Labour Community Advocate Training Program, an educational program of the Canadian Labour Congress, is delivered by labour staff of local United Ways across the country through a partnership agreement with United Way/Centraide Canada.
The program is open to union members from any recognized local, national or international trades, public, or private sector union.
The course is facilitated by United Way Labour Staff, Kirk Brown, who is employed by the Regina United Way. Kirk is a member of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) Local #397 and has been involved in the trade union movement since the early 1980’s. Kirk has experience as a shop steward and has worked as a community organizer on many provincial and national campaigns.
The Labour Community Advocate Training Program will provide you with:
¨ An opportunity to meet other union members in Regina;
¨ Up-to-date information about Regina’s community services;
¨ Information on government programs and services;
¨ An opportunity to get to know helping professionals in your community;
¨ A graduation certificate; and
¨ A lapel pin designating you as a trained Union Advocate.
Schedule: March 26th – June 4 th, 2013
Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 per person. Class limited to 20.
Regina United Way Main Office – 1440 Scarth Street
The United Way of Regina office building is wheelchair accessible.
Parking is free.
Graduation: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Graduation celebration location to be announced.
Session 1 – Tuesday, March 26th
Unions & Communities Working Together
Session 2 – Tuesday, April 2rd
Union Counselling & Equity
Session 3 – Tuesday, April 9th
Your Community Services / Principles of Communication
Session 4 – Tuesday, April 23rd
Interviewing and Referral skills
Break for SFL Spring School April 14th To April 19th
Session 5 – Tuesday, May 7st
Implementing / Strengthening a UC Program
Session 6 – Tuesday, May 14th
Workplace Stress: Effects on the worker and Workplace Solutions
Session 7 – Tuesday, May 21st
Understanding Violence / Harassment and Bullying
Session 8 – Tuesday, May 28th
Helping Those in Financial Crisis
Session 9 – Tuesday, June 4th
Addiction and Dependency
GRADUATION CEREMONY! – June 11th
Anyone interested in attending this training opportunity is asked to:
– fill out the Expression of Interest – Conferences Events Form
– fill out the Labour Community Advocate Training Registration Form
Then send your completed forms to:
Kelly Harrington, Deputy Director, Political Action & Education, SEIU-West
Mail: 314 Duchess Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0R1.
Fax: (306) 652-1392
Please note that delegates attending schools will be asked to submit a brief report to the SEIU-West Executive Board and the Education Committee following the completion of the event.
Please submit your application and form for your interest by March 20th, 2013 to allow us to complete the registration and selection process.
For a complete printable version of this article including the accompanying letter and registration form click the link below.