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With more than 4,000 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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Newred 50th Anniversary celebration draws large crowd, including City Councillor & Ottawa’s Mayor

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June 20, 2018 — The McNabb Recreation Centre on Percy Street was the scene of District 27’s Strawberry Social, an event to celebrate RTO/ERO’s 50th Anniversary. Acknowledgements were given for District 27’s contribution to our communities, which included dedication to trees planted at McNabb Park and Andrew Haydon Park, and dedication of a bench that was installed at McNabb Park as part of local festivities (more to come).
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Newred Entre-Nous Choir sings at various venues

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June, 2018 — The Entre-Nous choir performed at the Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d'Ottawa on June 9th and at the June 20th Strawberry Social in celebration of RTO/ERO’s 50th Anniversary.
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Newred Participate in a study on language processing in older adults

June 6, 2018 — We are searching for fluent bilinguals aged 65+ who learned English and French before the age of 13, to participate in a study concerning language processing in older adults.
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Newred The June Szeman Memorial Award presented to Norbert Boudreau

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May 8, 2018 — As part of RTO/ERO's 50th Anniversary celebrations, a special award was presented to Norbert Boudreau in recognition of his excellent leadership and dedication to the goals of the district.
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Newred 2018 Johnson Scholarship Program is open and applications are available

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With a Johnson scholarship behind you, you have everything in front of you. Since 1998, the Johnson scholarship program has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships and academic grants to students across Canada.

Applications shall be submitted on the completion of the applicant’s graduating year of high school. Completed application forms must be submitted by August 31, 2018 and must include an official high school transcript of your final year marks.

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Seniors in Focus: Do you have a story to tell? 

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Stories help us make sense of our lives. Stories can also help us, as the teller and the listener, to connect and learn from our experiences. 

With funding from the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation, we will be developing a series of videos about the life experiences of older adults. The videos will be developed with youth from local high schools. This creative team of older adults and students will provide a unique opportunity for both seniors and youth.

We want to hear from you. If you have a story to tell, want to get involved, or would like more information, please contact Stephanie at 613-858-7035 or stephanie.piovesan@rogers.com.

Claims payer for RTO/ERO’s Group Health Plan, Johnson Inc., launches new system for processing health and dental claims powered by Express Scripts Canada

April 14, 2018 (updated) — Your RTO/ERO benefits (including your Benefits Card) and your coverage remain unchanged; the switch will allow RTO/ERO to implement more capabilities in the future for fast and efficient claims submission.
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RTO/ERO’S ESPRIT Magazine 2018

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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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VENGO 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.
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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: membership@rto-ero.org


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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.
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