Women's Advocate Program
||DISTRICT 26 WOMEN’S ADVOCATES CONTACT INFO
|In District 26, we are fortunate to have three trained Women’s Advocates available to assist members.
|Paddy, Susan and Tanya
|The Women’s Advocates can be contacted initially by email
or by calling the District 26 Office and leaving a message
for a Women’s Advocate to return your call at a later time.
613-258-2410 or 877-826-7783
WHY DO WE NEED A WOMEN’S ADVOCATE PROGRAM?
OSSTF/FEESO believes that the union has a role to play in assisting members who are experiencing workplace sexual harassment, intimate violence and abuse. Research has shown that 1 in 3 workers have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime and 82% of those workers reported that domestic violence had negatively affected their work performance. This violence does not occur just at home. 53% of those workers said they had experienced violence at or near the workplace. 37% said that it negatively impacted their co-workers and 5% lost their job as a result of the domestic violence.
A WOMEN’S ADVOCATE:
Someone who can listen and help when a member is:
- Facing violence or abuse in her relationship
- Experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace
- In need of community resources and/or workplace supports
Someone who will:
- Listen, believe, validate and assist
- Respect confidentiality
- Support a woman’s right to make her own decisions
- Provide links to community services
- Acts as a liaison, between women and their union leadership.
Lanark County Interval House – Carleton Place
613-704-5535 or 1-800-267-7946
Leeds & Grenville Interval House – Brockville
613-342-8815 or 1-800-267-4409
Naomi’s Family Resource Centre – Winchester
613-774-2838 or 1-800-267-0395
Baldwin House – Cornwall
613-938-2958 or 1-800-267-1744
Maison Interlude – Hawkesbury
613-801-8169 or 1-800-461-1842