2019 - 2022

District 15

Executive

APOLOGIES - DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUE THE AGM WAS NOT HELD on May 19.

Please join us on June 2 at 10:00 AM for District 15's Annual General Meeting.

A new Zoom link wil be sent by email. The email will include the agenda and 2021 Minutes.

 

 

Join our local group of retired education workers.

Group Insurance Plans - this link takes you to the RTOERO website: Affordable Coverage.

District 15 Halton is one of 51 districts of RTOERO. Read more on our page: Who We Are 

 

 

 

ONTARIO ELECTIONS JUNE 2, 2022

 

Halton Candidates and Questions to Ask here.

Be an informed voter - some important information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Events are back!

Join our first RTOERO District 15 in-person outdoor excursion in over two years!!! Members are invited to come and discover or rediscover the beauty and history of Crawford Lake.
We are planning a Tour of Discovery on June 14, 2022 from 2:00-3:30pm.

More details here.

 

 

 

 

 

image0.jpegNew volunteer positions are being sought for the following.
See Resources Menu - Volunteers

 

* FIRST Robotics

* Learning Disabilities Association Halton-Hamilton needs Reading Rocks tutors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Community Grants' Awards $2500

 

District 15's project entitled "L.M. Montgomery in Norval" was successfully submitted by John Mark Rowe.

The L.M. Montgomery Museum & Literary Centre Norval will receive the grant to produce copies of the children's book, Luck Moves to Norval, written by John Mark Rowe. The story of L.M. Montgomery's move to Norval, Ontario, is told through the eyes of her favourite cat, Luck. The book is the final element before the assembly of kits about L.M. Montgomeery that will be prepared and distributed free to Halton elementary schools, aimed at a grade 3 audience.

 

 

 

 

 

District 15 Halton's Board Needs You!

Role descriptions are available here. 

First Vice-President

Chair of Program Committee

Chair of Social Committee

Invitation for Task Force Members here.

 

 

 

D15 PAC Chair files response to Bill 37

A written submission was sent to the Ontario Legislature with reference to Ontario’s Bill 37, “Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors and Building More Beds Act”, 2021. It was submitted to the Ontario government committee on November 25th, 2021, as our response to the proposed bill as were other submissions made by public groups. It was an attempt to advocate for seniors and influence the Conservative politicians to consider aspects of the bill that were seen to be detrimental to the lives of elderly seniors. 

Read the full submission here.

 

RTOERO Political Advocacy Committee is speaking up on 3 key issues read the position papers here:

Seniors StrategyGeriatric Health Care - Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults, and Environmental Stewardship. More information is found at Vibrant Voices

District 15's PAC Chair, Claudia Stewart, is asking us to focus on the issue of Physical and Mental Health for Older Adults. Read her important message here.

Take action and send your Long-Term Care Advocacy letter to your local MP and MPP. Here is the fillable form-scroll down the page to the form.

 

 

 

The Halton Herald  Needs You!

The editors want to enlliven the Herald in 2021 with aticles and pictures from RTOERO District 15 members.

Tell us:

 

  • What you are up to.
  • How life has changed in retirement.
  • How the grandkids are.
  • Funny stories from  your teaching days.
  • Colleagues you'd like to hear from through the Herald
  • Who you remember fondly from those days.
  • What adventures you have embarked on.
  • What new activities you have taken up.
  • Stories, poems, musings you'd like to share.

Don't worry if you are new to writing for publication. We will make you look good!

Please send articles for the January Halton Herald by November 15, 2021 to Nanci Wakeman at [email protected]

  • 2022 April Halton Herald is here.

  • Messages from Members here.

  • Bereavement Notice: sadly we announce the death of Ruth Ramanauskas, District 15 member; her obituary can be read here. 

  • Please send Bereavement Notices to Webmaster.

Engage with RTOERO on social media

Connect with RTOERO on social media to discover:

  • Healthy aging tips, information and resources
  • Fun member stories, photos and contents
  • RTOERO news
  • Connections with like-minded RTOERO members
  • Retirement ideas and inspiration
  •  #TogetherAtHome National Photo Tour.

 

How to watch past RTOERO webinars

RTOERO has offered some learning opportunities recently that may be of interest. You can find past webinars on the site at rtoero.ca/resources/videos/. These videos are now available:
Rights of older persons: Support, ratify, demand now – With Margaret Gillis, president of the International Longevity Centre Canada and Dr. Tamara Daly, director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education.
Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on older Canadians with Dr. Rachel Savage from Women’s College Research Institute presents findings from a survey that was administered to RTOERO members in early May 2020.

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News and Updates

Halton students awarded RTOERO Post-Secondary Scholarships – 2022 recipients.

Some important news items for you to read here.

RTOERO Tax Tips for Members can be found