OSSTF/FEESO created the Women’s Advocate program in 2020 to provide support to members of OSSTF/FEESO who were either experiencing domestic violence at home or who knew someone experiencing domestic violence.
Women’s Advocates have been jointly trained by OSSTF/FEESO and the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women.
As a Women’s Advocate, we can provide you with much needed confidential support to help you navigate the complicated search to find help when you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence. Whether you need help to find housing resources, shelters or supportive counsellors for your or your children, Advocates, like me, are here to help.
We can also provide you with assistance when dealing with your union representatives and employer. We are not a counsellors, but we can provide you with information on how to find a counsellor or a domestic violence worker in your community. We can also help you understand what types of leaves or assistance are available from your employer and your union.
To contact your local Women’s Advocate, Jennifer Williams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication will be held in confidence except when a duty to report is required.
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