On Campus Location:
Gilmour Hall, Room B111
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Administrative Assistant: Tricia Carter-Rolfe
Voice: 905-525-9140 ext. 21555
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday
Off Campus Location:
86 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON L9A 2N5
Administrative Assistant: Donna White
Voice: 905-385-5554 ext. 4
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Executive Board & Support Staff
Unit 2 Chair (RMA) Stephanie Carey
Unit 3 Chair (PTS) Jeremy Mcfarlane
Our EFAP 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.
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
- 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
All contact with the Women’s Advocate is strictly confidential.
They can be reached at 905-537-3798.