• An Examination of Labour Welfare and Occupational Assistance in Canada

      Csiernik, Rick (2009-08-04)
      This article explores labour welfare in Canada across three distinct periods of occupational assistance: 1. Welfare Capitalism which began with the industrial revolution and persisted through the depression of the 1930s; 2. Occupational Alcoholism Programming which emerged during World War II and the typically unreported domestic labour strife of the 1940s and lasted through the post war economic boom into the 1960s; and, 3. The Employee Assistance Programming era with the introduction of the broadbrush approach to workplace-based assistance which also witnessed organized labour in Canada provide fundamental supports to workers that were originally introduced by workplace owners during the Welfare Capitalism period though now to benefit workers rather than to control them. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution and into the new information and technological era of work, organized labour has had a distinct role in shaping and providing services to enhance worker and community wellness in Canada. “Unions have traditionally taken care of their own members not only by negotiating protection clauses in collective agreements, but they have assisted members with problems that may or may not have arisen out of the workplace.” Dick Martin, Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress, 1986.
    • Letter written by Don Phillips to Charlie Williams - Recounting the HIstory of EAP & NIAAA

      Phillips, Don A. (2003)
      Letter from Don Phillips, EAP occupational program consultant, to Charlie Williams which begins with: I decided to write a history of the EA field from my perspective. It includes a good bit of NIAAA history also. While this is really, really long with parts that you have no interest in, thought I'd send it to you. The basic question I was grappling with was -- Was the program shift from occupational alcoholism to employee assistance the right move? The secondary question was how successful are programs at reaching the most troubled employees. This ends with my conclusions to these questions. Don
    • Occupational alcoholism: some problems and some solutions

      National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973)
    • Roster of occupational program consultants (Alphabetical & State Listings)

      Greenville, N.C.: National Occupational Alcoholism Training Institute, 1973