Stewards are trained through this program to assist colleagues who are experiencing personal or family problems. In 2016-2017, Centraide Outaouais invested $41,000 in training and supporting 106 lifestyle issues stewards in 66 workplaces.
Mandate of the FTQ program
- Enable workers to obtain the information they need, confidentially and in the workplace, on organizations and services that can help them;
- Provide Centraide Outaouais with information on community needs and services required;
- Promote the activities of supported agencies and make the connections needed in response to working people’s needs;
- Recruit union members willing to volunteer to help colleagues in need.