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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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  • February 21 - KNOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN WORKSHOP - Heron Road Community Centre
  • February 22 - RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHOPS - Centurion Conference & Events Centre
  • March 25 - TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN INVESTMENTS WORKSHOP - TD World Exchange, second floor
  • May 5 - SPRING LUNCHEON - Pine View Golf Club
Visit our Calendar page regularly for upcoming events!

Newred RTO/ERO Retirement Planning Workshop, February 22, 2020

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Retiring in the next 5 years? Join us at the Centurion Conference & Events Centre for our morning and afternoon workshops on February 22nd.

This activity is for active teachers, college and university professors and support staff in education planning to retire in the next five years. Be a good ambassador for RTO/ERO and share this information with anyone you know who is approaching retirement.

Breakfast: served for morning participants
Lunch: served for afternoon participants
Registration: 30 minutes before each session
English Workshops: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
French Workshop: 9:00 am

All workshops have an approximate duration of 3 hours from point of check-in.


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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JF Norwood House and Lotus House are seeking casual and relief Residential and Community Support Workers.

>Click here to read more (PDF)

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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

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.

>Click here to read more

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.
>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

Photo Galleries

Live Feed From Provincial HQ
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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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