Serving Halton in:

RTOERO District 15

Georgetown

Burlington

has over

2900 members!

Acton

Milton

Oakville

2019 - 2021

District 15

Executive

 

 

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 

 

 

 

The following statement was read by Rich Prophet, Chair of the Board, at the beginning of the RTOERO Forum session held on May 31, 2021.

“We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the devastating discovery on the site of the Kamloops residential school in British Columbia. We cannot begin to fathom the pain this news has inflicted on the Indigenous community in BC and beyond. RTOERO has joined many other organizations across Canada in lowering our flag to half-mast in remembrance of the 215 children whose graves have just been found and to remember all Indigenous children who did not return from residential schools. We pay tribute to the survivors and their families. As an organization, we are committed to continuing to support the work of Truth and Reconciliation.” 

Some things to consider doing in support of Indigenous people in our journey to address healing from the genocide in Canada’s Residential schools.
Read this article and learn more.

Would you like to make a donation in support? Read more here.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Rich Profit, RTOERO Chair, sends letter to Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care advocating for members and seniors during COVID-19 pandemic.

Read his letter 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 September Halton Herald by July 15, 2021 to Nanci Wakeman at District15Halton@gmail.com

  • 2021 April Halton Herald is here.

  • Messages from Members here.

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

ACER-CART is a national voice for the retired educational community. RTOERO is a member. A joint webinar with RTOERO took place on June 3, 2021.

Congratulations to the following 2021 graduates for winning a $1000 scholarship from District 15 Halton 

Our Annual General Meeting took place on May 26, 2021.