Employee Family Assistance Program

As of September 01, 2019, the Welfare Plan no longer has the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
Effective September 01, 2019 UA introduced two (2) programs:
UA Member Assistance Program (MAP) offered through Morneau Shepell; and
UA Canada National Wellness Program for Maternity/Parental SUB Benefit(s); and



Do you need immediate assistance?  Someone is available 24/7 through the UA Canada Member Assistance Program.  This is a free service to all UA Canada members and their families.
Call 1-833-778-2627 for assistance.

Click here for BROCHUREMember Assistance Program (MAP) provided by the UA Canada National Wellness Program.

UA Members Assistance Program (UAMAP) available 24 hours-7days a week:  1-833-778-2627  /  TTY:  1-877-338-0275



Click here for access to UA Canada Wellness Centre
A)  Apply for Maternity/Parental SUB Benefit  and/or 
B)  Apply for the Pregnancy Benefit.

Click here for Letter from UA Canada: UA Canadian Parental Wellness Program, Maternity & Parental EI Assistance Benefits.  


*Above links available on  www.ualocal170.com   /     Toll-Free Phone:  1-888-223-7711     /    Phone: 604.526.0441   



Free Resources -NOT UA Local 170 affiliated-

post COVID-19 can take a toll on mental health. Please know that there are supports available.

Export Development Canada Support

This service is available across Canada supporting individuals who are emotionally vulnerable and anyone that is thinking about, is or has been affected by suicide.
Available  24/7/365:    PHONE   ==>   1-833-456-4566
Available 4 pm – Midnight ET:     TEXT   ==>   45645

Website:   www.crisisservicescanada.ca 

Wellness Together Canada:
Supporting Canadians on their mental health and wellness journey.  Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.  Wellness Together is funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TEXT    ==>    741741

To speak with a Program Navigator who can help you find the resources and support on the portal that would be most helpful for you. Call 1-866-585-0445

Website:    https://ca.portal.gs/

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support.

Kids Help Phone:
Service to kids, teens and young adults across Canada; Kids Help Phone offers support to their mental health and well-being.  If you contact Kids Help Phone youth support as an adult they will help you get the support you need and may refer you to another service.

To reach a Professional Counsellor, available  24/7:    PHONE   ==>   1-800-668-6868

To reach a trained volunteer Crisis Responder, available 24/7:     TEXT   ==>   686868

To reach a trained volunteer Crisis Responder via Facebook Messenger, available 24/7   ==>     https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-virtual-support-with-facebook-messenger/

Website:   https://kidshelpphone.ca/ 

Hope for Wellness Help Line:
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis prevention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Available  24/7/:    PHONE   ==>   1-855-242-3310
Website:   www.hopeforwellness.ca

Trans Lifeline:
A non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Available  7 am – 2 am PT:    PHONE   ==>   1-877-330-6366
Website:   https://translifeline.org/


post COVID-19 can take toll on mental health. Please know that there are supports available.  Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support.