Message from Unifor President RE COVID-19 Update
March 18, 2020
Telecommunications Workers – COVID-19
March 24, 2020

Take care of your physical and mental health in this time of stress.

For those who don’t know me yet, I am Erin Howell Sharpe, women’s advocate for Unifor Local 506 in New Brunswick.

I am making up a list of resources to have on hand that can help us all through this trying time.  

I know many families are without daycare and some partners may be without work at all.  I will do my best to update this list as I find new resources. 

If anyone in local 506 needs more help to access local resources, please contact me directly anything to do with Women’s Advocate business is fully confidential.  I do not share who contacted me or what resources were needed.  I am always a safe person with a safe space to chat. 506-647-8882 (call or text please leave a voicemail if I am unable to answer the phone)

These will be most urgently used links and phone numbers:

Telecare 811

Http:// (free online consultation with doctor for minor ailments and for mental health.  Currently free for NB residents with valid medicare.) (Shoppers Drug Mart offering free online doctor consults for minor ailments March 16-23)

If you need a prescription renewed, call your doctor and they will call it in to the pharmacy. If you do not have a family doctor, see the above links.

Our EFAP (employee and family assistance plan) is also free and confidential to access:

Regular resources: 1-844-880-9142

Traumatic event support: 1-888-667-6328

If you are having a mental health crisis and do not want to go to the hospital please reach out here:

Suicide prevention call 1-833-456-4566 24/7/365 or text “Start” to 45645 5pm-1am AT

Children and youth can contact kids help phone: for live chat and resources, phone 1-800-668-6868 or text “connect” to 686868

If anyone or their family needs to apply for emergency EI here is an article with Links and instructions:

Thanks so much,

Erin Howell Sharpe
Women’s Advocate
Unifor Local 506