January is National Mentoring Month

On February 27, 2015, the law firm Gowling Henderson Lafleur LLP filed a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada on behalf of the National Association of Federal Retirees and some of its members.

Thank you! A total of 16,604 members—including 338 volunteers— completed our Membership Survey last November. We have a very high level of confidence that this sample is reflective of the overall membership population.

Please note that this event will be carried out in English. Subsequent sessions in French may be offered if demand warrants.

 

Please note that this event will be carried out in English. Subsequent sessions in French may be offered if demand warrants.

Canada’s national flag flying at half-mast during National Public Service Week in memory Federal Retirees members who have passed away.

Effective Jan. 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada.

Federal Retirees CEO Anthony Pizzino is calling on the federal government to prioritize the well-being of Canadian veterans and their families.
Maria Fitzpatrick, a dedicated volunteer with Federal Retirees’ Southern Alberta Branch, is now taking on the exciting role of advocacy program officer.
In his latest president’s letter, Roy Goodall offers a bird’s-eye view of the year so far and discusses what it means to be your PSHCP pensioner representative.
On the last working day of National Public Service Week, Canada’s national flag flies at half-mast at the Association’s national office in memory of Federal Retirees members who have passed away.

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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is looking for hard-working, passionate former public servants who want to make a difference by helping public servants get their pay issues resolved more quickly.

We’re pleased to announce that WestJet, in addition to Air Canada and Porter Airlines, will be accepting the Federal Retirees Canadian Armed Forces veteran membership card as identification for their military baggage policy as of September 17, 2018. 

 

Dr. Andrea Charise urges Canadians to embrace a more nuanced view of aging, one that is not inextricably tied to disease and decline. Photo: Andy King

Take the time to talk to the older adults in your life about COVID-19 scams. We can fight fraudsters with awareness!
As a Canadian veteran, there are many services and programs available to support your health and well-being, and the health and well-being of your families and caregivers too, but it can be challenging to know where to start.
Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year from the National Association of Federal Retirees.
In his president’s message, Association president Roy Goodall offers an overview of an undeniably stressful autumn and what the Association has been up to.

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSCHP) is governed by an Administrative Authority and Partners’ Committee, representing Federal Retirees, active employees and the employer.

Does your retirement future look bright?
 

Please note that this event will be carried out in English. Subsequent sessions in French may be offered if demand warrants.

April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have suffered illness as a result of their work.

At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the National Association of Federal Retirees with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective Jan. 1.

The pension indexation rate effective Jan. 1, 2021, is one per cent.

If you missed our webinar on national standards in long-term care, check out the video recording.  
2022 APEX Career Contribution award winner, Roger Girouard.
Westminster Abbey will be the site for King Charles III's upcoming coronation and has held every coronation of a British monarch since 1066.
Federal Retirees representatives recently connected with Canada’s seniors minister on Association priorities. (From left: Federal Retirees CEO Anthony Pizzino, president Roy Goodall, vice-president Hélène Nadeau and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan).

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” 

Author Unknown

 

 

 

Canada's birthday will be celebrated virtually this year. Be sure to check out what your favourite Canadian museums, galleries and performers have planned for July 1!
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat has released the 2021 Quebec taxable benefits calculations for the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).
The new Treasury Board president recently connected with Association president Jean-Guy Soulière and CEO Anthony Pizzino to discuss retirement security.
In honour of International Self-Care Day on July 24, it’s important to spread the word that volunteering can be self-care too!
With an election on the horizon, now is the time to create a healthier future for aging in Manitoba.

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National Seniors Day

October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate the profound contributions of seniors in our homes, communitie

Stay informed and be wary of scammers who will use this public health crisis to try to take advantage of others.

 

The Ontario Divisional Court has found the Ford government did not have the authority to end OHIP’s Out-of-Country Travellers Program.
Winning 22 of 40 seats, Andrew Furey’s Liberal Party claimed a slim majority government in Newfoundland and Labrador’s recent election.
In the latest issue of Sage magazine, members will find a letter from our national president, Jean-Guy Soulière.
As 2023 dawns, Federal Retirees discusses the political landscape and what it means for the Association’s advocacy goals.
In his update to members, Association CEO Anthony Pizzino talks advocacy priorities and shares an exciting train ride story.  

We are looking for 150 retired members who are willing to share their time, knowledge and experience on their terms.

Jacques Lambert

April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have suffered illness as a result of their work.

Federal Retirees wishes to extend its heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and shipmates of those members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy who were killed tragically in the crash of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from HMCS Fredericton on Wednesday, April 29,

The Veterans Ombudsman Commendation recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups across Canada who work to support veterans and their families.
Federal Retirees members have been asking about pension revisions triggered by salary increases from retroactive collective agreements in 2014 and 2018.
In the latest issue of Sage magazine, members will find a letter from our national president, Jean-Guy Soulière.
Get retirement-ready with an engaging and informative two-day course from the National Association of Federal Retirees.
Jane Warren has volunteered for the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, the Valley Community Learning Association and the Special Olympics to name a few.

Mr. Gary Oberg announced his resignation as President of the Association at the June 2015 Annual Meeting of Members, effective July 10, 2015.

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If you haven’t had your hearing tested, now is a great time to start. 1 in 5 Canadians have hearing loss and 47% of Canadians with hearing loss are 60 years of age or older.

 

At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the National Association of Federal Retirees with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective Jan. 1.

The pension indexation rate effective Jan. 1, 2020, is two per cent.

Bill 175 would make sweeping changes to the way home and community care services are coordinated and delivered in Ontario.
Federal Retirees and the federal public service unions want to make sure Treasury Board gets the message – PSHCP renewal is long overdue.
Editorial credit: EB Adventure Photography / Shutterstock.com
 

Federal Retirees join Canadians in their sympathy for all British Columbians who are dealing with the widespread impact of catastrophic flooding this week.

In the latest issue of Sage magazine, members will find a letter from our national president, Roy Goodall.
In a National Seniors Day letter to the Federal Retirees community, Association president Roy Goodall celebrates the achievements and contributions of older Canadians.
 

There is a lot to celebrate as we mark National Seniors Day on Oct. 1.

 

From left to right: Andrew McGillivary, Director of Communications and Marketing; Jean-Guy Soulière, President; Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada; Simon Coakeley, CEO.
 

Photo credit Rose Norman
Michael Walters, President of the Hamilton & District Branch (left) and Federal Retirees' President Jean-Guy Soulière

The federal government has undertaken some new initiatives in the face of COVID-19 and the economic uncertainty that has befallen many Canadians.

Share your opinions for Sage winter 2020.
 

We’re proud of Sage magazine and we’ve published some great articles over the years, but one of our favourite aspects of the magazine is actually hearing from you, our members.

Make your voice heard! Health Standards Organization (HSO) wants to know your thoughts about national standards for long-term care in Canada.
Scammers are always shifting their tactics, so make sure you know how to recognize the signs of cryptocurrency fraud.
It’s official — we’re CCVI certified by Volunteer Canada!
With the festive winter season upon us, Federal Retirees’ president and CEO wanted to say “thank you” in their own words.

We would like to look ahead to Nov. 11, Remembrance Day, and recognize the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of Canada’s veterans as well as those who continue to serve our country.

Robert Giroux, Ottawa branch president thanks Sherry Romanado, M.P. and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors for delivering opening remarks at the Branch AGM on April 30 on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi.  We are also grateful to Ms.

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Federal Retirees CEO Simon Coakeley is calling on the government to ensure equitable outcomes for all veterans.
Federal Retirees, CARP and Réseau FADOQ have joined forces to urge the Trudeau government to take action on discriminatory measures in the 2021 federal budget.
Since 2018, VAC has been streamlining applications for male veterans with erectile dysfunction caused by medications for psychiatric conditions, but there is no equivalent process for female veterans.
Congratulations, Curtis Jackson!
The latest federal budget has been pitched as a plan to support “fairness for every generation,” with a focus on new housing.

Ms. Sylvia Ceacero has resigned from her position as CEO of the National Association of Federal Retirees, effective July 31, 2015.

We asked our National Preferred Partner Arbor Memorial to respond to our members in light of some high profile, adverse media coverage of their company last week. Here is what they told us:

The National Association of Federal Retirees (Federal Retirees) is proud to be sponsoring the Association of Public Service Executives’ (APEX) 2018 Career Contribution Award.

Federal Retirees Holiday Card

Bill 175 must be stopped – and we need your help to make that happen.
Simon Coakeley had the perfect combination of passion and experience to lead Federal Retirees. Now he’s moving on to the Canadian Bar Association. 
The Ontario Association of Optometrists has paused its job action, resuming OHIP-funded eye care services for patients aged 65 and older.
After reigning for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96.
The PSHCP covers a wide variety of health-related services and products, including vision care, physiotherapy, nursing services and prescription drugs, to name a few.

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Last Thursday, the National Association of Federal Retirees welcomed 120 volunteers for a tour of the recently rededicated Claude Edwards building, named for Claude A. Edwards, who served as president of the Federal Superannuates National Association from 1989 to 1998.

On Monday, October 22, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began a series of rotating nationwide strikes.

Federal Retirees president Jean-Guy Soulière is still hard at work but minding his social distance.
We have excellent news for MEDOC subscribers!
Federal Retirees memberships are better together! Extend all the perks of membership to your partner by turning your single membership into a double.
Hélian Lizotte was elected president of the Association in June 2010, and this photograph accompanied his first ever president’s letter in the On Guard member newsletter.
Get retirement-ready with an engaging and informative two-day course from the National Association of Federal Retirees.
Say “hello” to Sage60, Sage magazine’s new partner publication!
 

The inaugural issue of Sage60  — our newest digital publication — is now live. 

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Pat King

Canada’s national flag flying at half-mast during National Public Service Week at the Claude Edwards Building in Ottawa honouring the contributions of Canadian public servants who have passed away.

 

The Treasury Board has released its Report on the Public Service Pension Plan for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019, which was tabled April 11, 2020, in Parliament.

The National Association of Federal Retirees is looking for volunteers to fill the role of advocacy program officer in Quebec and Manitoba.
 

We hope you’ll join our president for a moment of gratitude and reflection for the excellent public servants who are helping Canada navigate the current public health crisis.
Sunday, June 5 is Canadian Armed Forces Day, an opportunity to recognize the brave members — both past and present — of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Premier Danielle Smith’s United Conservative Party has narrowly pulled of a majority government but will have to work hard to win over the province’s big cities. (Photo credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Association CEO Anthony Pizzino shares his concerns about former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’s new working group, announced in the 2024 federal budget.

October 1st is National Seniors Day, an occasion for all Canadians to pay tribute to the seniors who enrich our communities. Our Association is a proud testament to the accomplishments of our nation’s seniors and speaks to the generosity and passion of Canada’s federal retirees.

The Federal Retirees community came together on the morning of March 29th, 2017 to dedicate 865 Shefford Road in Ottawa as the Claude Edwards Building. The ceremony honoured the life of Claude A.

Canada’s national flag flying at half-mast during National Public Service Week at the Claude Edwards Building in Ottawa in memory of the passing of Federal Retirees members.
Federal Retirees president Jean-Guy Soulière (rignt) is pictured here thanking the director of the Moncton Pay Centre, Renée Leger, for her hard work and that of her team.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) announced on July 9, 2020 that it had negotiated a $2,500 general damages compensation for all its members employed by the federal public service be

On Jan. 29, the Government of Canada announced new restrictions on international travel. Effective Jan. 31, all flights from Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean have been suspended until April 30, 2021. Additionally, beginning at midnight (11:59 p.m. EST) on Feb.

If you have questions about travel, you won’t want to miss this webinar with Federal Retirees, Collette and Johnson Insurance. The recording is now available!
After landing on Saturday, Hurricane Fiona left a trail of devastation across all four Atlantic provinces and eastern Quebec.
Federal Retirees’ president would like to look ahead to Remembrance Day and recognize the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of Canada’s veterans as well as those who continue to serve.

National Public Service Week

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At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the Association with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective on January 1st.

The pension indexation rate effective January 1, 2019, is 2.2%.

Sage, our quarterly magazine, is brimming with engaging and informative articles about issues that matter to members.
If you’re struggling with gift-giving this season, let us help. A perfect gift for them – and a chance to win $10,000 for you!
National Volunteer Week takes place from April 18 to 24, 2021.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has tabled her second pandemic budget, totalling $56 billion in new expenditures.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the National Association of Federal Retirees. Join us in celebrating six decades of making a difference.
At a recent CMA event in Nova Scotia, Federal Retirees volunteers (bottom row from left) Georgette Beaulieu, Cheryl Young and Michelle Langille connected with Dr. Margaret Casey (bottom row right) and Denice Klavano and Dr. Segun (back row, left to right).  

Federal Retirees Holiday Card

 

 

Please note that important updates have been made to this article since it was originally published. It was last updated on May 19, 2020.

Holland Cavan added her own creative touch to our Veterans’ Week poster, and we love it!
In its recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Federal Retirees focused on the critical importance of a national seniors strategy.
Have you checked out our amazing Preferred Partner Program? We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your membership with us.
Federal Retirees marks two anniversaries and looks ahead to the AMM in June.
The spring 2024 issue of Sage60, Sage magazine’s digital partner publication, is now live.
 

The second issue of Sage60, Federal Retirees’ newest digital publication, is hot off the virtual presses. 

On Remembrance Day, the National Association of Federal Retirees recognizes the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of Canada’s veterans and those who continue to serve. We also honour those who have given their lives serving Canadians and helping citizens of other nations.

Joe Sanderson

Federal Retirees' CEO Simon Coakeley (left) and President Jean-Guy Soulière (right) caught up with award recipient Steve Verheul (middle) at this year’s Federal Retirees Volunteer Recognition Dinner on June 20.  

 

Brenda Powell (left), president of Charlottetown Branch, is pictured here presenting the grand prize to a very lucky member of her branch, Anna Anderson.

Congratulations to Anna Anderson of the Association’s Charlottetown Br

On July 21, the federal government passed Bill C-20 which would amend the Pensions Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the Income Tax Act, the Children’s Special Allowances Act and the Veterans Well-being Act, to authorize the disclosure of in

Now, you can make the switch to DDS online! With the DDS option, your annual membership fees are deducted directly from your pension.
Today’s, and tomorrow’s, long-term care residents deserve a system that is safe, effective and high quality.
Prepare for your retirement with an engaging two-day course from Federal Retirees.
In his update to members, Federal Retirees’ president, Roy Goodall, discusses the current state of the problematic Canada Life transition.

RCMP (now retired S/Sgt) Greg Williams works the Parliament Hill security detail on Canada Day 2003 with his daughter (currently Cpl) Sandra Weppler.

We are deeply saddened by the news of the aggressive wildfires devastating British Columbia and our thoughts are with all evacuees and affected communities.
 

Armistice Day celebrations in 1918, Bay and King Streets, Toronto.

Every year, November 5 to 11 is Veterans’ Week, an opportunity for Canadians to honour the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of our veterans.

Be sure to take the time to check in with yourself and care for your mental health.
Hear from the B.C. election candidates by viewing the video recording of our election webinar townhall, moderated by Joyce Resin.
Federal Retirees’ president has a message of thanks for our team of volunteers – and for all volunteers – during National Volunteer Week 2021.
Federal Retirees members recently participated in an important study of aging in place by the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the Central Okanagan Branch.
Sayward Montague, Federal Retirees’ director of advocacy and a passionate supporter of older Canadians and veterans, has been recognized for her important contributions.

As of Feb. 27, the Treasury Board Secretariat, Canada Life and MSH International have confirmed that MSH’s claims processing system and the PSHCP member portal are operational, and services have fully resumed.

Smiling elderly couple receiving financial advice from a female broker who is showing them a calculator.

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to recognize the value of mentorship and to celebrate the hardworking mentors in our homes, offices and communities. Mentoring is much more than a simple transfer of knowledge and has reciprocal benefits for both the mentor and mentee.

 

Please note that there have been important updates to the information in this article. Visit our AMM page for the latest news.

Send cards to CAF members who can’t be with their loved ones this holiday season!
Association president Jean-Guy Soulière calls for timely Phoenix compensation for frustrated retired public servants.
Jean-Guy Soulière, president of the National Association of Federal Retirees, has a National Public Service Week message for active employees — add your voice and join us!
On the last working day of National Public Service Week, Canada’s national flag flies at half-mast at the Association’s national office in memory of Federal Retirees members who have passed away.
Federal Retirees congratulates Anne Miller (left, pictured with Association president Roy Goodall) for her outstanding dedication to serving Canada and Canadians.

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) legal action,

Federal Retirees’ mentorship partnership with the Treasury Board Secretariat is set for a “soft launch” on April 28, 2017 as part of the New Directors Program at the Canada School of Public Service. An official launch event will take place in the coming months.

Please note that this event will be carried out in English. Subsequent sessions in French may be offered if demand warrants.

 

We want to hear from you! You can make a big difference to our advocacy work and win amazing prizes just by sharing your opinion
COVID-19 has changed a lot about traveling, but the Johnson MEDOC team’s dedicated support of Federal Retirees and its members remains the same.
Hear from the Newfoundland and Labrador election candidates by viewing the video recording of our election webinar townhall, moderated by Léonard LeBlanc.
Canada Life has been named the new administrator of the Public Service Health Plan, but plan members will continue to send all claims to Sun Life until June 30, 2023.
Federal Retirees’ president, Roy Goodall, encourages Canadians to thank veterans and their families for their service, their sacrifice and their ongoing community involvement.
 

Fellow members,

Pension increases for retired members and their survivors are calculated annually using Consumer Price Index data from Statistics Canada.
Julie Payette

Federal Retirees Holiday Card

Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is a must-see cinematic tribute to those who served in the First World War.
Monday’s budget, the first in two years, offers Canadians a peek behind the curtain – at the government’s post-pandemic priorities.
National Volunteer Week 2022 takes place from April 24 to 30.
Federal Retirees marks two anniversaries and looks ahead to the AMM in June.
The Canadian Dental Care Plan is intended to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents.

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If these first few months have been any indication, 2018 is poised to be a busy year for Federal Retirees as we continue our

Gerry Leahy of the Avalon-Burin Peninsula Branch took home the survey’s grand prize.
With its fall fiscal update, the federal government plans a record-high deficit to kick-start the Canadian economy.
On the last working day of National Public Service Week, Canada’s national flag flies at half-mast at the Association’s national office in memory of Federal Retirees members who have passed away.
From COVID-related coverage to new perks, Federal Retirees has important updates for MEDOC policyholders.
We mark our 60th anniversary, the 150th anniversary of the RCMP and we look forward to a busy and productive year.
A UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is vital to ensure that the rights and well-being of older adults — in Canada and internationally — are protected.

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year – our successes, our challenges, and most of all, what we’re grateful for.

The hearing was held on April 10 and 11 in response to the Association’s application to declare unlawful the Government of Canada’s actions in relation to unilaterally changing the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) cost-sharing formula for federal public sector retirees.

On September 18, 2018 the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa will begin hearings in the matter of the National Association of Federal Retirees and its named applicants who are challenging the decision by the Treasury Board of Canada to increase the health care premiums of retirees from

The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates.
Your support matters! Last year, retirees donated just over $3 million through the GCWCC.
A recent order from Alberta’s finance minister has taken control of the pensions of hundreds of thousands of Albertans.
The federal government has introduced a new claims process for public servants who experienced personal or financial hardships because of the problematic Phoenix pay system.
The National Association of Federal Retirees supports the ombudsman’s call for Veterans Affairs Canada, headed by Minister Lawrence MacAulay, to triage disability benefit applications based on unmet health and financial needs.
The federal government has announced a data breach involving two companies th

Beginning July 19, for all flights to the U.S., the U.S.

Federal Retirees has joined forces with Preferred Partner Tradex and HealthPartners to deliver a pre-retirement course aimed at demystifying retirement for public servants and filling in the gap left by the cancellation of the D001 “Planning for Retirement” course offered by the Canada School of Public Service until 2015.

On April 7, members of the National Association of Federal Retirees will receive a special call from Canada’s federal seniors minister, the Honourable Deb Schulte.

CAF veteran Dr. Karen Breeck has taken some important lessons from two decades of military service, including how fortunate we are to be Canadian.
PSHCP renewal discussions are underway and Federal Retirees is prepared to advocate for meaningful and affordable proposals that meet pensioners’ needs.
Federal Retirees’ president has a message of thanks for our team of volunteers — and for all volunteers — during National Volunteer Week 2022.
We mark our 60th anniversary, the 150th anniversary of the RCMP and we look forward to a busy and productive year.
 

Happy New Year. This is the first edition of Sage in 2023 and my first opportunity to bid all members a wonderful and prosperous year ahead.

Federal Retirees member and volunteer Guy Bird is pictured with his wife Maureen and at the 2022 Walk for Alzheimer's with his daughter, Donna Lessard (far left).
“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer” 

People at a meeting

Marie Bergeron
From left, Federal Retirees president Jean-Guy Soulière, APEX chair Michael Whittaker, Communications Security Establishment (CSE) chief Shelly Bruce, APEX Career Contribution Award
Federal Retirees’ CEO, Simon Coakeley, addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities by videoconference on May 25.
Federal Retirees’ Mega Recruitment Drive contest is ending Dec. 31, so time is running out!
 

The 2020 Mega Recruitment Drive comes to a close on Dec. 31 but don’t worry – you still have a chance to win.

Get retirement-ready with an engaging two-day course from Federal Retirees!
On the last working day of National Public Service Week, Canada’s national flag flies at half-mast at the Association’s national office in memory of Federal Retirees members who have passed away.
Federal Retirees is bringing member experiences with Canada Life forward to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
Thunder Bay & Area branch director Judith Monteith-Farrell (left) and branch president Lisa Lovis (right) took advantage of a recent opportunity to connect with New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh.

National Volunteer Week, April 23 - 29, is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work our volunteers do for our members, our branches, the Association and our communities. 

 

Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others

CPP Investments will be holding virtual public meetings to discuss the financial state of the CPP Fund and its investment activities.
The government has announced new testing and quarantine rules for international travellers.
 

Please note that important updates have been made to this article since it was first published. It was last updated on Feb. 12, 2021.

In the latest issue of Sage magazine, members will find a letter from our national president, Jean-Guy Soulière.
In the latest issue of Sage magazine, members will find a letter from our national president, Roy Goodall.
 

The year 2022 was a busy one with significant accomplishments despite all the COVID roadblocks.

Tabled Tuesday, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's fall economic statement focuses on two key challenges: supporting middle class finances and making housing more affordable.
Louise Bergeron

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

 

To all those working on the front lines of this pandemic, thank you for being there for us.

The story of the No. 2 Construction Battalion is an important aspect of Canadian history and shows the passion, bravery and dedication of Black Canadians during the First World War.
Federal Retirees is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Pizzino as its new CEO.

“On behalf of the national board of directors, and following an extensive executive search and

As PSHCP negotiations continue, Federal Retirees continues to work toward a fair deal that responds to members’ needs.
 

It has been almost a year since negotiations to update the Public Service Health Care Plan formally started.

From troubling typos to urgent demands, here are our top five tips for spotting phishing scams, even the sophisticated ones.
Brian Hills, a member of Federal Retirees’ Charlottetown Branch, became his wife’s primary caregiver in 2017. They are pictured here with their daughters, Paula Graham and Lisa Harvey.

We've completely revamped our membership packages including cards for 2015 to reflect our new brand. And, in addition to being part of a more informative membership package, our new membership cards are made of a thicker, more durable plastic that will last for years to come.

Working together using laptop

Dyane Dufresne.

 

Federal Retirees’ virtual town hall events with Seniors Minister Deb Schulte and her parliamentary secretary brought members’ questions forward for answers in real time.
On behalf of the National Association of Federal Retirees, we wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!
Calling all Federal Retirees members based in British Columbia! Join us for an exciting webinar town hall on Sept. 13.
The Federal Retirees community welcomes longtime volunteer Roy Goodall as its president, along with four new district directors.
Amy Baldry, Association advocacy coordinator, speaks at a recent Algonquin Valley Branch community event.
 

The Algonquin Valley Branch recently hosted an evening information session to highlight the advocacy work of the National Association of Federal Retirees.

Blair Armitage, an experienced and active volunteer, is taking on the exciting role of advocacy program officer for Ottawa and Nunavut.

Deadline for Nominations is 4:00 PM EST, Friday, February 26, 2016
 

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer”
- Author Unknown.

April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.

 

Association president Jean-Guy Soulière wishes all Canadians a very happy International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1!
As part of his work on the Merlo-Davidson settlement, former Supreme Court of Canada justice Michel Bastarache and his team conducted over 640 interviews with current and former female employees of the RCMP, painting a distressing picture of a toxic culture.
Federal Retirees’ Mega Recruitment Drive contest is ending on Dec. 31, so time is running out!
 

The 2021 Mega Recruitment Drive comes to a close on Dec. 31 but don’t worry — you can still win big!

Together with 15 like-minded organizations, Federal Retirees has joined the Canadian Coalition Against Ageism to fight age discrimination in Canada and abroad.
Longtime Federal Retirees member and volunteer Megan Williams is pictured here weaving in her Lunenburg, N.S., studio. 

Hands

Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in the matter of the National Association of Federal Retirees and its named applicants who were challenging the decision by the Treasury Board of Canada to increase the health care premiums of retirees from 25% to 50% under the

The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates that will come into effect April 1, 2019.
Even during this time of COVID-19, our amazing volunteers are reaching out to members, offering support and making a difference.


National Volunteer Week takes place from April 19 to 25, 2020.

On Sept. 26, voters in Saskatchewan headed to the polls and delivered a majority government for Scott Moe’s Saskatchewan Party. This is the fourth consecutive majority mandate for this party.

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in Canada, an opportunity to reflect on workplace safety.
Get retirement-ready with an engaging two-day course from Federal Retirees!
Federal Retirees members are wondering how the work stoppage will affect pension payments.
Donald Howson (centre) is pictured here with his granddaughter, Joanna, his great-granddaughter, Nina and his son, Geoff.
 

Geoff Howson looks back on the five years after his father had a severe stroke and how he dealt with being his father’s caregiver. 

This time of year can be busy. If you thought you didn’t have time, you now have two more weeks to submit a nomination! The final deadline for the Volunteer Recognition Awards nominations has been extended to Monday March 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm EST.

Federal Retirees Holiday Card

A Holiday Message from the President

 

 

National Seniors Day

October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day, whic

Federal Retirees president Jean-Guy Soulière has something he’d like to say to current and retired public servants – thank you, thank you!
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all travellers to Canada are required to provide contact and quarantine information.
Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old allows the story of the First World War to be told by those who were there.
Guided by member feedback, Federal Retirees’ national magazine, Sage, is undergoing a design refresh. We hope you’re as excited as we are!
In a letter to the Federal Retirees community, Association president Roy Goodall addresses the ongoing issues with the PSHCP transition to Canada Life.
 

Dear members,

Federal Retirees president Roy Goodall has something he’d like to say to current and retired public servants — thank you!

This time of year can be busy. If you thought you didn’t have time, you now have two more weeks to submit a nomination! The final deadline for the Volunteer Recognition Awards nominations has been extended to Monday March 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm EST.

The National Association of Federal Retirees is troubled by the widespread flooding this spring in B.C., Ontario and Quebec and the devastating impacts on those who are affected.

 

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will hold its National Memorial Service at the RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Association president Jean-Guy Soulière (right) is pictured here with Seniors Minister Deb Schulte for
Of course, bargains and savings are great, but what older Canadians really want for National Seniors Day is meaningful change.
Does your retirement future look bright?
 

Demystify retirement with our two-day virtual pre-retirement course featuring certified pension presenter Melody Walz, National Association of Federal Retirees, Tradex and GERAS Centre for Aging Research.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to take time to reflect on the past 12 months and to learn what we can from our experiences, so that we can prepare for the year ahead with a renewed sense of purpose and focus.

Federal Retirees members were invited to a virtual webinar with Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick on Nov. 2. If you missed it, the recording is now available for viewing.
Paul Holly, partnership marketing manager with Collette, Suzanne and Luc Vienneau, and Lynn Nasralla, a senior consultant with Johnson Insurance. Photo: Patrick Doyle

A happy grandfather walking alongside with grand child on a bicycle.

Each year, October 1st is set aside to recognize the important contributions of Canadian seniors.

 

Email phishing scams try to trick you into opening attachments or giving up personal information.

 

“It saddens me deeply to pass along the sincere condolences of all members of the National Association of Federal Retirees, to everyone touched by the senseless violence in Nova Scotia this weekend,” said national president Jean-Guy Soulière.

On Sept. 24, voters in British Columbia headed to the polls as the second province in Canada to hold an election during the global coronavirus pandemic.

If you missed our webinar on the federal political outlook for 2021, don’t worry – the video recording is ready for viewing.
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in Canada, an opportunity to reflect on workplace safety.
Federal Retirees member and volunteer Célyne Houde works hard to find a balance between a fulfilling retirement and her caregiving responsibilities.