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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.
MOBILE PHONE USERS, CLICK HERE TO READ HORIZONS 27.


Newred Upcoming dates to write in your agenda

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2019
  • December 12 - CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON at the RA Centre
2020
  • February 21 - KNOW YOUR HEALTH PLAN WORKSHOP at Heron Road Community Centre
  • February 22 - RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHOPS at the Centurion Conference & Events Centre (Register here)
Visit our Calendar page regularly for upcoming events!


Newred Change to Travel Plan Effective January 1, 2020

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The RTO/ERO Benefits Committee through the Board of Directors are pleased to announce changes to your travel insurance effective January 1, 2020.

>Click here to read more (PDF)


Newred 2019 General Meeting (AGM) Minutes


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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 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 planning workshops on February 22nd at 9:00 am.

Register for a retirement planning workshop designed for those in the education sector – early years, K-12, post-secondary and more.

Learn more about:
  • Planning for your financial future
  • Your pension
  • Health benefit needs in retirement
  • RTO/ERO benefit plans
  • Retirement insights from your peers
All workshops have an approximate duration of 3 hours from point of check-in.

> REGISTER HERE


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October 10, 2019 — Of the 147 RTO/ERO members who attended the 80+ Luncheon held at the Centurion Conference Centre on October 10, three were over the age of 95 and fifteen over 90.

>Visit our 80+ Luncheon page
>Click here to see photos


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!

>Click here to see 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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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


HEALTH & WELLNESS PORTAL

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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)



RTO/ERO’S ESPRIT Magazine

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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, Fall 2019
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If you would like to read Horizons 27 as a flip-book magazine, visit this link.

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

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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