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Women’s Advocate

All contact is confidential


Women’s Advocate
Karen Sutton
Women’s Advocate
c: 905-537-3798

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 the McMaster community with any number of issues, including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Workplace harassment
  • Daycare issues
  • Eldercare issues
  • Healthcare
  • Financial problems
  • Marital breakup
  • Mental health issues
  • Addiction problems

In the 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


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