Employee Assistance Program

Memorandum - UTE National Employee Assistance Program (EAP) CONFERENCE Ottawa – November 23-26, 2006

September 5, 2006
TO:  Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
Local Presidents

RE: UTE National Employee Assistance Program (EAP) CONFERENCE Ottawa – November 23-26, 2006

We are pleased to inform you that our National Employee Assistance Program conference will be held in Ottawa.

DATE: November 23-26, 2006
TIME: Thursday - 6:00 PM - Hospitality reception
Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza
101 Lyon Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 5T9

REGISTRATION:  Deadline date is October 18, 2006

THEME: The theme of the conference is “Changing Times, Changing Needs”. 

Conference objectives are:

  • to educate participants on the inclusiveness of the Program
  • to promote a pro-active approach to health and wellness
  • To highlight  the ways EAP has evolved in order to assist our members and their families with various issues affecting their mental and emotional well-being
  • to encourage networking amongst committee members

These objectives will be achieved through plenary sessions and workshops. (Agenda) This will be an opportunity for you to network with other EAP activists.

Funding

The Component will fund one member per local

The funding consists of:

Per diem:  4 days (cheques sent to participants)
Hotel:  3 nights (paid directly by Component)
Travel:  Advance sent directly to local (1.5 times the cost of latitude fare)
Family Care Allowance is available
Loss of wages

Participants

The conference is for UTE EAP committee members.  We strongly encourage locals to send observers who have an interest in EAP.

There is no limit as to the number of participants who may attend the conference 

Registration

Enclosed is the Conference registration form, which includes the description of the workshops.  Our office fax number is 613-234-7290

For further information, you may contact Lina Ruel at (613) 235-6704 or myself at 416-737-5085.

In Solidarity,

Jerry Dee
Chairperson
Employee Assistance Program Committee

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