Central Fraser Valley


Welcome to the Central Fraser Valley Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees.

We invite you to explore our branch website. Check out your Association's advocacy priorities, and be sure to like and follow  Federal Retirees on Facebook.  

We update our site regularly, so check back often for the latest news and upcoming events.

There is a wealth of information available online that you may find useful, including health, financial and fraud prevention, as well as many other resources. The links below are for BC and federal governments, related agencies, as well as non profit organizations.

Please note: the Central Fraser Valley Branch is neither endorsing or verifying any information contained on these sites or their subsequent links — you are encouraged to do your own research as applicable. 


*  denotes recent additions *

Aging In place:

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

Government of Canada - plan now - a checklist

United Way BC/Aga Khan Council of Canada - toolkit


Emergency Preparedness/Information:

Emergency Info BC

Emergency preparedness for older adults (Canadian Red Cross)

Fire Smart BC

Fraser Basin Council - flood maps

Public emergency preparation and recovery

Public safety and emergency services

River Forecast Centre

Wild fire map


Enhanced Road Assessment:

BC Gov't information portal

ICBC information portal

Senior drivers information

Learn to drive smart - your guide to driving safely

Tuning up for drivers - getting you ready for your road test


Financial information:

BC taxes and tax credits

Changes to your taxes when you retire or turn 65

Property tax deferral

Public pensions

Income tax information:

Authorized medical practitioners for the purposes of the medical expense tax credit

Claiming deductions, credits and expenses

Indexation adjustment for personal income tax and benefit amounts

Medical expenses

Pension income splitting

Income tax clinics (free)


General Information Links:

Government of Canada:

*Programs and services for seniors*



Healthcare/safety/seniors/social services information:

  • COVID Information:

Government of British Columbia:

Guidance and support

Immunization plan


Self-assessment tool

Vaccine registration (get vaccinated)

Getting a booster

How to get vaccinated

Proof of vaccination

Government of Canada:

Information portal

Travel, testing and international border crossing


COVID visit risk assessment tool


  • Other information:

Government of British Columbia: 

Accessibility directorate

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Camping fees for BC seniors

    Family and social support links

    Fraser Health

    Health Gateway (accessing your health information)

    HealthLink BC

    Health links (links to Provincial Government health care information):

    Immunize BC (information on all vaccines)


    Medical Services Plan (MSP)


    Seniors' Guide

    Service BC

    Services card app.

    Victim Link

    Government of Canada:

    Benefits finder

    *Canada's food guide - health eating for seniors*

    Health services and information

    *Personal insect repellents*

    Programs and services for seniors

    Seniors health

    Travel information

    Veteran Affairs



    British Columbia: 

    Ability411 (assistive technologies, tools and equipment)

    BC211 (links to community, government and social services)

    BC Housing

      BC Senior's Advocate

      BC Transplant (organ donation)

      BounceBack BC (mental health support)

      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BC Division

      Choose to Move (Seniors health and wellness info)

      Council of Senior Citizen's Organizations of BC (COSCO)

      Crisis Line Association of BC

      Dental health

      Family Caregivers of BC

      Finding Balance BC (fall prevention)

      Gambling Support BC

      Here to help BC (mental health and substance use info)

      Pain BC (pain management)

      Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

      Self-Management BC (chronic conditions support)

      Seniors First BC

      Seniors Services Society of BC

      Shelter Safe BC

      Volunteer BC


      Active Life Choices for Older Adults (ALCOA)

      Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)

      *Canadian Digestive Health Foundation*

      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

      *Driving and dementia roadmap*

      National Institute on Aging (NIA)

      Quit Now (smoking cessation info)


      Pension and benefit information for federal retirees:

      2023 pension indexing Rate (6.3%)

      Canadian Armed Forces pension Information

      Pension and benefits email notification system

      Pension survivor benefits

      Pensioners Dental Services Plan (PDSP)

      Public service group insurance benefit plans

      Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)

      RCMP pension information

      Treasury Board - retired members of the public service pension information


      Personal planning (will, power of attorney, representation agreement):

      Incapacity planning

      Nidus Resource Centre

      Probate BC

      Substitute decision making and incapacity planning

      Wills and estate planning



      Recalls, advisories and safety alerts

      Safety, fraud, privacy scam and your rights information:

      Better Business Bureau - scams

      Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

      Competition Bureau Canada - preventing fraud

      Consumer Protection BC

      Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - scam info

      Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

      RCMP - senior safety

      Seniors First BC - frauds and scams resource list


      Last updated 23/02/14.
      Central Fraser Valley Branch (BC01)

      PO Box 2202 Station A
      Abbotsford, BC
      V2T 3X8

      (778) 344-6499


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