The inability of seniors to get around makes it difficult to age at home and participate in society.
1. Advancing age rapidly increases the need for assistance accessing transportation.
2. Seniors living alone have a greater need for transportation assistance.
3. Mobility problems increase the need for transportation assistance.
4. Canadian neighbourhoods are designed around the use of cars and offer few other transportation alternatives.
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For a list of Canada Pension Plan Payment dates, click here
As a BCRTA member you have access to a number of affinity plans.
Collette Vacations has led the way in escorted touring. Through a process of constant innovation, our diverse roster of tours continues to meet the needs of today's savvy world travelers.
Watch the following webinars for a quick introduction to Collette guided by travel:
You have finished your visit and have talked to your MP about protecting and enhancing Medicare. You don't want you and your fellow advocates, nor the issue you have discussed, to be forgotten. This is a kit of information to leave behind for your MP, who, hopefully, will refer to it often after your visit.
It reminds your MP of who you are, the reason for your visit, and some background educational information about the threats to Medicare.
Notice of 2015 AGM
70th Annual BCRTA Annual General Meeting (9:30am)
14th Annual General Meeting of the RR Smith Memorial Fund Foundation (9:00am)
are called for Saturday, September 19th, 2015
at the Vancouver Hilton Airport Hotel
5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC
BCRTA Positions for Election
President - 1 year term
1st VP - 1 year term
2nd VP - 1 year term
Treasurer (2 year term)
2 Directors (2 yrs) from outside the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Regions
2 Directors (2 yrs) from inside the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Regions
RR Smith Positions for Election
5 Directors - 1 year terms
The federal government is refusing to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces to replace the one that expired on March 31, 2014.
Cuts to the Canada Health Transfer loom on the horizon. Medicare, as we know it, is at risk! Asking your MP to "Keep the Heart in Medicare" can be easy, interesting — even
fun, if you're armed with a few basic advocacy how-to's and some background information about the issue. You don't have to be an expert, only a concerned constituent. Here's a kit to assist you when talking to your MP about how important our healthcare system is to you.
As the election of 2015 approaches, the BC Retired Teachers' Association will be posting resources and information to this site. It is our hope that it will give you some valuable information and ideas as you consider your upcoming vote. Please click on the 'read more' link below.
BCRTA members are reminded that Johnson is our insurance broker.
This company has developed a scholarship program that is open to BCRTA members and their families, e.g. grandchildren.
"At Johnson, we understand the challenges faced by students during their pursuit of higher education, and we are proud to offer scholarships to help them achieve their dreams. Since 1998, Johnson has awarded over 1500 scholarships valued at more than $1 million to support young Canadians coast to coast in pursuing their post-secondary education."