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. 

 

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Aging In place:

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporatio (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:

EmergencyInfo BC

FireSmart BC

Fraser Basin Council - flood maps

Public emergency preparation and recovery

Public safety and emergency services

River Forecast Centre

Wildfire 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:

Claiming deductions, credits and expenses

Indexation adjustment for personal income tax and benefit amounts

Medical expenses

Pension income splitting

Income tax clinics (free)

 


Healthcare/safety/seniors/social services information:

  • COVID Information:

BC:

Guidance and support

Immunization plan

Response

Self-assessment tool

Vaccine registration (get vaccinated)

Getting a booster

How to get vaccinated

Proof of vaccination

Federal:

Information portal

Travel, testing and international border crossing

Non-government:

COVID visit risk assessment tool

 

  • Other information:

Government of British Columbia: 

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

BC PharmaCare

BC services card app.

    Family and social support links

    Fraser Health

    Health Gateway (accessing your health information)

    HealthLinkBC

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

    ImmunizeBC (information on all vaccines)

    MAiD

    Medical Services Plan (MSP)

    Government of Canada:

    Benefits finder

    Health services and information

    Programs and services for seniors

    Seniors health

    Travel information

     


    Non-government:

    British Columbia: 

    BC211 (links to community, government and social services)

      BC Senior's Advocate

      BC Transplant (organ donation)

      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BC Division

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

      Family Caregivers of BC

      Seniors First BC

      Seniors Services Society of BC

      ShelterSafe BC

      Canada:

      Active Life Choices for Older Adults (ALCOA)

      Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)

      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

      National Institute on Aging (NIA)

       


      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

      ProbateBC

      Substitute decision making and incapacity planning

      Wills and estate planning

       


      Recalls:

      *Recalls, advisories and safety alerts*


      Safety, fraud, privacy and scam information:

      Better Business Bureau - scams

      Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

      Competition Bureau Canada - preventing fraud

      Consumer Protection BC

      CRA - scam info

      Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

      RCMP - senior safety

      Seniors First BC - frauds and scams resource list

       


      Last updated 22/11/25.
      Central Fraser Valley Branch (BC01)

      PO Box 2202 Station A
      Abbotsford, BC
      Canada
      V2T 3X8

      centralfraservalley@federalretirees.ca

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