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YOU ARE NOT ALONE… WE CAN HELP!

With the fentanyl crisis showing no signs of slowing down, and with the construction sector notoriously plagued with addiction and mental health issues, we want our members to know there are options available.

The Construction Industry Rehab Plan’, is a benefit available to LiUNA Local 1611 members and their families. The plan is available at no additional cost, for anyone who is struggling with issues around Mental Health and/or Addiction. Although the plan is provided to you as part of your benefits, it operates as an independent organization to ensure your privacy and confidentiality.

In 2016 the plan underwent an extensive redesign and expansion, bringing the treatment program up-to-date, grounded in solid scientific and evidence based practices. All clinical staff are trained mental health and addiction specialists with a minimum of a Masters Degree, with backgrounds in Psychology and Social Work. They provide CONFIDENTIAL and specialized services in:

Trauma counselling
Mental health screening
Mental health assessments
Mental health coaching
Skype counselling for those ‘out of area’
Relapse prevention
Family counselling
Psychoeducational workshops
Training for staff within the industry
Referrals to residential treatment programs

If you or a loved one are struggling…
CALL 604 521-8611 /toll free 1 888-521-8611.

For further information on the C.I.R.P. check out constructionrehabplan.com

 

bc federation of labour, English, language course

The BC Federation of Labour is hosting an English as an Additional Language course starting April 11, 2019. The goal of this free 12-week program is to educate participants about workplace health and safety using an ESL curriculum model. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their language skills while learning about workers’ rights in health and safety topics such as workplace violence, preventing back injuries, workplace chemicals (WHMIS) and identification of hazards. *Participants will receive a full refund of the $50 deposit if they have attended at least half of the classes.

To register for this course go to: https://www.healthandsafetybc.ca/courses/190411esl43van/

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR FUTURE

The Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union, Local 1611 is committed to providing education financial assistance to our membership and their families, including the Roland B. Gordon Scholarship which is awarded every year. Local 1611 provides yearly Education Awards to assist eligible students in furthering their post-secondary education, trade or apprenticeship.

The Roland B. Gordon Memorial Scholarship was first offered in 1982. The Executive Board of the Construction and General Workers’ Union Local No. 602 established the scholarship fund upon the acceptance and wishes of the membership.

In addition, upon amalgamation in 1997, Local 1070’s Larry W. Pleasant’s Scholarship was incorporated into this fund.

LiUNA LOCAL 1611 EDUCATION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION 2019

*Application must be completed and received by August 30, 2019.WANT FURTHER DETAILS?

Contact the LUC Commitee at 1-250-382-1511
EMAIL LUC – CLICK HERE

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE
It takes the collaboration of a community to raise healthy, happy and well-adjusted children. Raising a family can be costly, sometimes a family’s financial situation can make providing essentials difficult and providing additional extra-curricular activities impossible. The LiUNA Local 1611 “Empowering Youth Project” was launched in 2018 to address these issues. Our initiatives are aimed to identify areas within a community needing assistance and look at how LiUNA Local 1611 can ease the burden and ensure that all children are being afforded the opportunities to develop, learn and thrive.

EDUCATION…
HOW LIUNA IS PROMOTING LITERACY IN SCHOOLS?

Years of budget cuts to public school funding have left classrooms without new and up-to-date reading material. As part of our Empowering Youth Project, LiUNA Local 1611 has donated thousands of dollars in ‘wish list’ literature to numerous schools throughout British Columbia. Hundreds of the latest and most desired book titles around the Province as part of our initiative.

Does your community need a helping hand? Call Membership Services at 604 538-6992 or CLICK HERE to email.

 

A BETTER WORK ENVIRONMENT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING! MAKE THAT CHANGE NOW.

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