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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 2018 Know Your Health Plans Workshop offers refresher
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February 23, 2018—The annual Know Your Health Plans Workshop took place at the Heron Centre on February 23. The workshop is designed to provide members of District 27 with a refresher about what our RTO/ERO plans cover, an update of recent changes to the plans and an opportunity to ask questions or get clarifications.
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Newred 2018 Retirement Planning Workshops breaks records
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February 24, 2018—This year RTO/ERO District 27 organizers were overwhelmed by the largest ever number of registrants to turn out for its Retirement Planning Workshop. There were 81 participants for the French session and 252 for the English session. Both workshops were filled to capacity.
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Newred RTO/ERO offers open enrolment for education retiree insurance to March 31, 2018
RTO/ERO is holding an open enrolment period for its insurance for retirees in the broader education community to March 31, 2018.
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Newred The Project Service to Others (PSTO) extends deadline
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RTO/ERO proudly operates a grant program for its 48 Districts, providing $100,000 to sponsor local community projects through Project – Service to Others (PSTO). We are pleased to advise that the deadline date for the submission of Project – Service to Others Scholarship Applications has been extended and is now the close of business on Thursday, March 15, 2108
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Newred 2017-2018 RTO/ERO University Scholarship
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For applicants enrolled in the last year/semester of a program that is recognized at a Canadian Publicly-Funded or Not-for-Profit
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Newred RTO/ERO’S ESPRIT Magazine 2018
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Looking For Participants: Face Perception Study
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The Perception and Cognition laboratory at the University of Ottawa is currently recruiting persons 65 years and older wishing to participate in a scientific study on face and object perception. Participation will last two hours and will take place at the main campus of the University of Ottawa. A compensation of $25 will be provided. For more information, contact us at 613-562-5800 x 2612 or email iboutet@uottawa.ca

Volunteers Needed for Study on Aging and Memory
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The University of Ottawa's Neural Cognitive Mapping Project is looking for volunteers to participate in their study!

June Szeman Memorial Award to Pauline Trudel
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A special award presented in recognition for excellent leadership and dedication to the goals of our district.
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Highlights of the 2017 AGM
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November 14, 2017 — Lasting for an hour, the District Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Guigues Service Centre, 159 Murray Street with forty or so members attending.
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Navigating the Retirement Community Workshop
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October 20, 2017 — Making a move to a Retirement Community is a big decision. Educating yourself on the various options and the differences is a large part of the journey. This can be time consuming, confusing and even stressful.
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Twenty-second 80+ Luncheon for RTO and RWTO Members draws appreciative crowd
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October 10, 2017 — The annual 80+ Reception, held at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre, was another resounding success for District 27 with a large and appreciative turnout.
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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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