District 140 | Bulletin 40 EFAP Update – Third Party Councelling


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Tuesday morning of this week, I met with a representative of Homewood Human Solutions to go over our agreement. This agreement allows all IAMAW members, of the Air Canada bargaining unit, to access counselling at no out of pocket cost to the member. These services will commence on July 1, 2020, and continue for the duration of the 2020 calendar year.

To utilize these services, you need to call Homewood Human Solutions, at 1-800-663-1142.
You will be asked what company you work for, inform them that you are a member of the
IAMAW at Air Canada and they will search for your name. Once they have established eligibility your request will be forwarded to one Homewood’s therapists and you will be contacted by the therapist directly.

Given the circumstances of COVID-19, all counselling will be telephonic or via a secure online video conferencing platform. All counselling is 100% confidential, while still maintaining the legal responsibilities of any type of professional counselling.

As mentioned in my previous bulletin, this will not affect our current EFAP structure. If you are on lay-off status, however, and you have not opted to continue paying for your benefits
package, you will only have access to the EFAP portion of your counselling benefit.

If you have any questions concerning this or any other EFAP matter, please do not hesitate tocontact me, your regional coordinator or an EFAP rep.

In solidarity,
Derrick Bashford
Employee Assistance Program
National EFAP Coordinator
Central Region