As your union, we want to be there when you need us most.
While you deal with the increased stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic, short staffing, burnout and countless other issues, we know many health and community care workers are not able to get the help they need.
As we continued to see employers fail to address this increasing crisis, the SEIU Healthcare officers and executive board took immediate action to create the Member Assistance Program. After several months designing this program, it is now available to all SEIU Healthcare members.
1 in 2 Canadians over the age of 40 have – or have had – a mental illness, and those who suffer from mental illness are twice as likely to struggle with substance abuse. Mental health and addiction are struggles for many healthcare workers across Ontario.
For SEIU Healthcare members who do not have an extended health benefits plan that includes coverage for addiction services through their employer, we will cover the entire cost. For those with partial coverage through extended health benefits, we will cover the difference.
While Newgate 180 is located in the Ottawa area, members from all over Ontario can use their services and transportation to and from the facility will be provided.
Need Help? Contact Our Member Service Centre
If you are struggling with addiction or want more information on how we can help, call your Member Service Centre at 1-877-672-7348.
All calls and information will be kept confidential.