On Campus Location:
Off Campus Location:
86 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON L9A 5N5
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 3 Chair (PTS) Jeremy Mcfarlane
Our EFAP Advocate can help with Employee and Family Assistance Issues such as alchohol and substance abuse, gambling or other addictions with refer als to community resources.
They are not a counsellor, but they can assist member is finding and accessing community resources that are available.
If required and wanted, they can also liase 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 counsellor, 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.