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Providing a strong and active voice for a voluntary membership of over 81,000 in 51 Districts across Canada,
the RTOERO is a full-service organization offering:

• Excellent health care coverage
• Pension support
• Bilingual services
• Advocacy on social, political and economic issues
• Group travel programs
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2021 RTOERO Retirement Planning Workshops are available online

Attend a free retirement planning workshop in your area to learn what you need to know, connect with peers at the same stage as you and walk away with answers, resources, and clarity on your next steps. Reserve your spot.

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Your Future with RTOERO offers Membership Choices!

FULL MEMBERSHIP

(Teacher, school and board administrators):
$1.20 per $1,000 of gross pension, deducted annually by the Ontario Teachers' Pension plan.

OR . . .

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

(Educational support staff, university and college faculty):
Contact us for fees.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

• Communication from both Provincial and District levels

• After more than 40 years, RTOERO continues to provide service to members who range in age from 50 to over 100.

• RTOERO is the only organization with representation from elementary, secondary, public, Catholic and francophone schools.

• We also welcome college and university faculty, and educational support staff from schools and school boards.

• Most of RTOERO's 81,000 members live in Ontario and are affiliated with one of 51 Districts across Canada.

• At the District level, members participate in social, travel and leisure opportunities, political advocacy and District Executive leadership roles.

• At the Provincial level, members are actively involved in the Senate (the governing body of RTOERO), the Provincial Executive and several committees.

 

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Contact Johnson Inc.
Johnson Inc.
Plan Benefit Service
18 Spadina Road, Suite 100A Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
1-877.406.9007
http://www.johnson.ca/

Johnson Inc. serves as Consultant, Administrator and Claims Payor for RTO/ERO’s Health Plans.

Benefits of Membership

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/ Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l'Ontario (RTOERO) has provided excellent programs and services for teachers, school and board administrators, educational support staff, and college and university faculty in retirement.

HEALTH INSURANCE

• Comprehensive, competitive and affordable Extended Health, Semi-Private Hospital and Dental Plans

• Plans offered independently, with single, couple or family coverage

• The largest Canadian retired educator health plan covering over 68,000 members and their dependents

• Our Plan is owned and managed by RTOERO members and available only to members

• Plan highlights: direct payment to pharmacies; electronic submission of dental claims; direct deposit of claim payments; paramedical practitioner services; vision care; home care; and travel coverage while outside of province and country

SOCIAL NETWORK

• 81,000 members in 51 Districts across Canada

• Social and networking opportunities including luncheons, dinners, meetings and guest speakers; recreational activities such as golf and bridge tournaments; travel to theatre and sporting events

• Provincial committees, Senate, workshops, online discussion forums

PENSION SUPPORT

• Monitoring of pension legislation, comments on proposed changes and recommends improvements for retired teachers, when appropriate

• Participation in regular discussions with the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF)

• Voting member on the OTF Pension and Pension Negotiations Committees, representing members in pension negotiations with the Provincial Government

POLITICAL ADVOCACY

• Provincially, committees and staff lobby all levels of government on issues of concern to educators and retirees, including health care, support for active teachers and publicly-funded education, seniors' issues, and the environment

• Locally, members organize meetings and lobby local MPs and MPPs

COMMUNICATIONS

• RTOERO publishes a national award-winning quarterly magazine, Renaissance, for all members, and monthly newsletters for Provincial and District leaders

• Over 50 Fact Sheets on social, health, legal and financial matters of interest to retirees are available to members

• Tax Tips and Pocket Calendars are produced annually

• Professionally designed provincial public and members' only websites

• District websites supported by provincial technical assistance

COMMUNITY GRANTS

• Community outreach through the Community Grants program, a $100,000 grant program for Districts to support local community projects

• Scholarships for members' relatives actively seeking a career in teaching

• Provincial charitable donations policy

ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT

• Provincial Emergency Assistance Program

• District Goodwill Committees – rides to appointments, banking, social events and compassionate support

TRAVEL

• Members travel the world with specially designed cruises and tours at discounted rates

• Professionally designed exclusive travel packages for our members

CONNECTIONS

• Resource and expertise collaboration with provincial and national organizations to improve the quality of life for retirees (e.g. CARP, The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER/CART), the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA), the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA); provincial teacher affiliates, and trustee, supervisory officer and principals' organizations)

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