Q&A with Lezlie McCall
CLAC’s Substance Abuse Case Manager
In 2010, CLAC launched the Substance
Abuse Case Management Program to
help members struggling with drug and
alcohol use. Lezlie McCall is one of our
substance abuse case managers, working
out of the Edmonton Member Centre.
What is your background in this field?
I worked as an addictions counsellor,
supervisor, and program development
specialist in residential treatment centres
in Alberta. I can appreciate firsthand
the devastation that substance use can
cause individuals and their loved ones. I
also appreciate how miraculous recovery
can be once people discover their own
reasons to make changes. It is my honour
and privilege to walk alongside CLAC
members seeking assistance. I also have
significant experience applying the Canadian
model for providing a safe workplace
to real-life situations within the
industrial construction sector.
What is your role within CLAC?
I work with members—primarily in the
industrial construction sector—to address
substance use concerns that have
impacted their employment. We offer
the same assistance and resources to individuals
who proactively recognize that
they have a problem and ask for help.
How does CLAC help people referred
We refer members for assessments
with substance abuse experts and
help the members complete the recommendations
made by their assessor.
We meet them where they are at,
advocate to expedite access to treatment
and when members are in dire
straits, we connect them with community
resources to meet their immediate
needs. We also help eligible members
apply for short term disability benefits
and help offset treatment costs by providing
substance abuse subsidy monies
for eligible members.
What can members do for more information?
You can contact us at
877-863-5154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.