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Women’s Advocate Program

Women’s Advocate ProgramOSSTF/FEESO believes that the union has a role to play in assisting members who are experiencing workplace sexual harassment, intimate violence, and abuse. Therefore, OSSTF/FEESO is demonstrating this commitment by announcing our new Women’s Advocate Program.

Women’s Advocates are not counsellors. They are specially trained volunteers who can provide support for women who may need assistance accessing workplace supports and community services or resources.

The Women’s Advocate Program was developed to provide support to members experiencing or impacted by domestic violence. OSSTF/FEESO knows, in addition to employers, unions have a role to play in protecting and supporting women in need. OSSTF/FEESO has trained between 2 to 5 Women’s Advocates to work in every district.Two videos were created to assist districts in educating their executives and members on the Women’s Advocate program, what role advocates play in the district and to provide helpful hints to assist district and bargaining unit officers in setting up a successful Women’s Advocate program in their district.

For more information, please contact Tracey Marshall at Provincial Office.

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Tracey Marshall

Executive Assistant, Communications and Political Action Department

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

49 Mobile Dr
Toronto, ON  M4A 1H5

Phone: 416-751-8300

Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

Fax: 416-751-7079