The IBEW 37 Health, Wellness, and Benefits Committee (HWBC) supports and encourages the health and wellness of its members. Its mandate is to help protect and maintain the interests of the members with respect to health, wellness, and benefits. The HWBC recognizes that health and wellness can mean many things to many people, so it works to develop and promote programs that cover a broad range of topics and interests intended to promote healthier lifestyles and workplace well-being. Any program the HWBC supports or manages must help promote heathy, active, and sustainable lifestyle choices.
To protect and maintain the interests of the IBEW and its members with respect to health, wellness and benefits.
Key Result Areas
To ensure that we fulfill our mandate, we will focus on these key result areas:
Serving as a Resource to the IBEW
The Health, Wellness, and Benefits Committee will serve as a resource to the IBEW regarding health, wellness and benefits by becoming informed of, and staying current about, issues related to these areas.
Supporting Health, Wellness, and Benefits Activities
The Health, Wellness, and Benefits Committee, through the Benefit Trust Fund, will support and encourage activities that positively impact the health, wellness and/or benefits of IBEW members.
Currently the HWBC manages three major programs:
1. Team Up!
This funding program is available to help teams of IBEW members participate in charitable fundraising events related to health and wellness. Eligible fundraising events must involve physical activity on the part of participants. Over the years this program has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities in New Brunswick like the Relay for Life, Run for the Cure, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, and Shinerama while promoting camaraderie among members and visibility of Local 37.
The level of funding available for eligible events depends on the needs identified in the application process. For example, the funds may help pay for event registration fees or the purchase of items for the team such as hats, water bottles, flashlights, etc.
If you want to help make difference, find an eligible event, get a team together, and fill out an application form by clicking here.
2. Work Well!
Have you ever thought about starting a walking group at work, organizing a healthy eating class, or getting a piece of fitness equipment for your workplace? The HWBC has a funding program to help members initiate or participate in eligible workplace wellness activities such as fitness classes, food and nutrition workshops, wellness clinics, walking and/or weight loss clubs, purchase of fitness equipment, etc. Click here to access the application form.
3. Plan Well!
In partnership with the IBEW Local 37 Training Trust Fund, the HWBC co-sponsors two workshops that help members make informed decisions about financial planning. These courses are offered throughout the year in various locations across the province. These courses have helped hundreds of members prepare for a successful retirement. Please visit the Training Trust Fund Website for course details and schedule.
To learn more about the HWBC and the programs, please view the information below.