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


Newred Upcoming 2020 dates to write in your agenda

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  • The RTO March 25 Investment Workshop is cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be offered in the Fall.
  • The May 5 Spring Luncheon has to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe.
Visit our Calendar page regularly for upcoming events!


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The RTO March 25 Investment Workshop is cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be offered in the Fall.

Newred Retired teachers, RTO/ERO members
support striking teachers and support staff

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On Friday February 21, District 27 member Norbert Boudreau went out to meet teachers on strike on Greenbank Rd. "I met all kinds of workers, French, English, Catholic, Public, Secondary, Elementary. When I identified myself as RTO/ERO, retired in 1998, one young teacher mentioned the two-week strike just before I retired. I even met support staff and answered questions about legal and illegal strikes."

>Read full article with photos

Newred Retirement Planning Workshops a resounding success

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February 22, 2020 - The Retirement Planning Workshop, held on Saturday and hosted by the Retired Teachers of Ontario and Ottawa District 27 at the Centurion Convention Centre, was a resounding success. Through the collaborated effort of the RTO/ERO Benefits Team and District 27 Executive and volunteers, 650 participants came together for several sessions presented in English and French. 

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Newred Annual Know Your Own Health Plan workshop well attended

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FEBRUARY 21, 2020 — Stephen Wong, Director of Benefits and Ashveena Govindaraju, Manager of Health Benefits for RTO/ERO, hosted a successful Know Your Health Benefits Plan workshop for 32 registered District 27 members.

>Article and photos

Newred 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


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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.
>Click here to read more

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: membership@rto-ero.org
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Horizons 27, Winter 2020
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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

Seeking Volunteers


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.
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