Call for TRAC Social Delegates
The Union of Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia (TRAC) is looking for members to join its Social Delegate Network. A social delegate is a member who engages in mutual aid with other members who face personal difficulties. They provide peer support based on listening in order to refer their colleagues who express the need to union, community, or professional resources. The help offered is related to substance abuse issues, to the family, to mental health, to indebtedness, and many other situations that our members experience.
Social delegates form a network at TRAC and across Montreal that can be counted on in our workplace; it helps to improve our well-being as well as quality of life and work.
Goals of the Social Delegate Network:
– Ensure the well-being of our members;
– Offer peer-to-peer, voluntary and confidential assistance;
– Prioritise prevention-based strategies and support.
Union Training Activities, Selection, and Compensation:
TRAC is looking to select two (2) social delegates from the Loyola campus and one (1) social delegate from the SGW campus. These are voluntary positions. Selected social delegates will, however, receive 18$/hour for basic training (provided by the Conseil régional FTQ Montréal métropolitain (CRMM). This training will allow them to develop their listening skills, know where to find resources, and to learn prevention-based support strategies.
Subsequently, multiple complementary training activities and courses are offered (not compensated):
– Regional information evenings: a complement training;
– Annual CRMM Social Delegate conferences: to consolidate the network;
– Thematic training days;
– Additional training on request.
To apply, please send a CV and short letter of motivation to [email protected] by October 31st, 2018.