The United Way has scheduled Community Advocate training in the Niagara region for Union members who provide a link between the workplace and community. What do Labour Community Advocates learn? This program provides participants with information about the social issues faced by working people and the resources available in their community. Participants are trained in communication skills, interviewing and referral techniques so they can assist union members find the appropriate resources. The program also allows participants to explore the ways in which unions and other labour bodies can help build resilient and respectful communities.
The program provides an opportunity for Labour Community Advocates from different unions affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress to discuss their experiences and share ideas. It also provides training on community involvement, including the way community boards work and how to become an effective advocate on social issues.