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With more than 4,200 strong, District 27 of the Retired Teachers of Ontario boasts the second-largest membership in Ontario, with individuals ranging in age from their pre-fifties to early hundreds! Outside of the Provincial Office, Ottawa-Carleton is the only District to offer truly bilingual services, including the Horizons 27 magazine and this website. Founded in 1971, District 27 celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2011.

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See the right sidebar to read the latest edition of Horizons 27 in two formats.

Newred Upcoming dates to write in your agenda

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  • October 10 - 80 + RECEPTION AND LUNCHEON at the Centurion Centre (by invitation only)
  • November 19 - FALL LUNCHEON & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) at Biagio Italian Kitchen
  • December 12 - CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON at the RA Centre
  • February 21 - KNOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN WORKSHOP at Heron Road Community Centre
  • February 22 - RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHOPS at the Centurion Conference & Events Centre
Visit our Calendar page regularly for upcoming events!

Newred New Member Western Welcome at the Lone Star

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Wow, what a night!

September 19, 2019 — The New Member Western Welcome at the Lone Star was fun. The new RTO/ERO members had so much energy and enthusiasm. Fifty members enjoyed the beer, wine, nachos and getting to know each other and all about District 27. Many signed up to volunteer at our many events. We’ll be calling on you, new members!

Welcome to District 27 Ottawa-Carleton!

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Newred RTO/ERO District 27 Ottawa-Carleton
University Scholarship program (local)

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Apply before October 31, 2019
If you have a family member enrolled in the last year/semester of a program that is recognized at a Canadian publicly-funded or not-for-profit university, you may want to sponsor him or her. The application deadline is October 31, 2019.

• Download a University Scholarship Program application form in Word: Application
• Download a
University Scholarship Program application form in PDF format: PDF

Visit our Scholarship & Bursaries page regularly

Newred RTO/ERO’s Provincial University Scholarship Program open to local students

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Apply before January 31, 2020
For an applicant enrolled in the last year or semester of a program that is recognized at a Canadian Publicly-Funded or Not-for-Profit

The 2019-2020 Scholarship Application is posted
on our provincial website (opens in new window)

Visit our Scholarship & Bursaries page regularly

Newred 1. Local community projects sponsored by Project–Service to Others (PSTO)! - Provincial Program
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Apply before April 30, 2020

If you are involved in a community project that you feel may qualify to apply for a Project–Service to Others (PSTO) grant, we strongly encourage you to contact a member of the District Executive for guidance.

Visit our Awards page for details

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The Canadian Deprescribing Network’s website explores resources for the general public and health care professionals.

> Visit our "Health-Related Issues" page

Newred District 27 well represented at annual Assembly and Senate

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Toronto — The Annual and Spring Senate meetings were held at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel from Monday, May 27 to Wednesday, May 29, 2019. District 27 was there in full force!

Long-term District 27 member Doug Carter also received the Distinguished Member Award at Senate.

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Newred Bridge Extravaganza always popular

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The Annual Bridge Extravaganza which took place on Friday May 31 was again a very successful activity this year. This is a very popular event, suitable for beginners, experts, and everything in between.

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Newred copy 2019 Retirement Planning Workshops more popular than ever!

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February 23, 2019 — Once again, thanks to many volunteers, RTO/ERO, District 27, Ottawa-Carleton held a very successful Retirement Planning Workshop (RPW) in French and in English at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre.

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The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre is looking for volunteers

Are you a dedicated, reliable and passionate person with a particular skill or talent to share? If so, we would love to hear from you! Limited volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.

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Compassionate Ottawa

This organization is looking for bilingual volunteers with a teaching background to work on school-related activities.

>Click here to read more


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RTO/ERO is excited to announce the newest addition to our website – the Health & Wellness Portal (Opens in new tab or window)


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The provincial Political Advocacy Committee (PAC) has produced a new brochure which states how RTO/ERO advocates for RTO/ERO members and Seniors.
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VENNGO Program

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Promoting the Interest of Seniors - McMaster’s Optimal Aging Portal

The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (CART) has partnered with McMaster Optimal Aging Portal to bring you healthy aging that you can trust.
>Click here to read more

Address changes must now be made through the RTO/ERO Provincial Office

If you wish to change your postal address or add an email address to your member profile, RTO/ERO Provincial requests that members contact the provincial office at:
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Click one of the following formats to read Horizons 27, Fall 2019
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If you would like to read Horizons 27 as a flip-book magazine, visit this link.

To view a traditional PDF version of the current issue, you can do so by selecting this link.

Calendar of Events

Entre-Nous Choir

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Our Membership is Growing

The membership of RTO/ERO, ranging in age from the pre-fifties to 100+, is over 77,000. Most RTO/ERO members live in Ontario and are affiliated with one of the 45 districts into which the provincial organization is divided.
Map of RTO districts