Union Counselling Training Program


Interested in basic, introductory training for Employee & Family Assistance or Substance Abuse referral agents or community liaisons?

Training for Union Counsellors is a Canadian Labour Congress program delivered by Labour Programs and Services staff and funded through the United Way-Centraide. The training is for union members who have volunteered or who are selected by their union local to learn about the resources available in their community for workers facing workplace, personal or family challenges. 

While many CAW EFAP or Substance Abuse Representatives also pursue an addiction counselling diploma or equivalent through a community college or university, the Union Counselling Program is a good, basic introduction to the role of a union referral agent or labour community liaison.

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Find your Labour Staff contact

If you have any questions about this and other related programs, contact your CAW Local Union Employee and Family Assistance Program or Substance Abuse Representative. You can also contact Steve Watson, Staff Liaison to the EFAP Committee of CAW Council, at the CAW National Office 1 800 268 5763.

Can't seem to find a Union Counselling Training Program in your area?

If you are from Atlantic Canada or certain regions of Ontario where there are not as yet Labour Program and Services staff (Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Huron Bruce) and your local union is interested in accessing the first level of the basic Union Counselling program, you may be very interested to know that the CAW Employee and Family Assistance Program and Education Department are offering with the help of Labour Programs and Services Staff a week-long Labour Community Liaison Training program at the CAW Family Education Centre, Nov. 21- 26, 2010. Costs are covered on a 50/50 cost sharing between the CAW Local Union and the CAW National Union.

For further information contact your CAW Local Union. Your Local Union has all the information.