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Executive, Directors and Observers at the 2013 AGM in Ottawa.
Executive, Directors and Observers at the 22nd AGM in 2013.

Current Issues

   AGM 2014: See an information memo to Directors HERE
                               See Call for Nominations for 2014-15 Officers HERE.
                               A 2014 AGM Nominating Form is on the Forms page.
                               A Registration Form is HERE.
                               A draft agenda is HERE.

      The AGM will be held on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014. Seminars are planned
      for Thursday, June 5 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.
      The AGM venues are a combination of the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street,
      Ottawa (seminar, banquet, and accommodation) AND the Canadian Teachers Federation
      office, 2490 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa (AGM sessions).
         Marriott Hotel Phone: (613) 238-1122. Toll Free: 1-800-853-8463 

Hear My Voice

ACER-CART Directors at the 2013 AGM unanimously agreed to support the Canadian Teachers' Federation "Hear My Voice" campaign.  The campaign aims to shine a light on excessive government secrecy, corruption and waste, attacks on unions and the decline of democracy, while highlighting the messages that good government means listening to all voices and that teacher organizations speak for individual members.  ACER-CART President Dr. Thomas Gaskell (L) joins CTF's Francine Filion (Program Director) and Dr. Calvin Fraser (Secretary-General) in front of the campaign slogan.

Bill C-23: we need your support - If you have a Twitter, Facebook and or Tumblr accounts, could you please sign on to the new CTF “” campaign against Bill C-23, the proposed federal legislation which aims to restrict voting rights for Canadians, among other things. We need at least 250 supporters for the English campaign and 100 in the French for it to work. We greatly appreciate you taking the minute that it takes. Please support the two below:

En français:

Your voice counts. Thank you very much for taking the time.
Link to the CTF brief on Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts which was sent this  morning to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs which is currently reviewing the proposed legislation, please find attached the Canadian Teachers’ Federation brief in relation to Bill C-23:

Pension Funds - They are good for the economy! See new articles (click on the Articles
      button on the left) for information on an important study of Canada's ten largest public pension
      funds. Also added are articles on political dangers to pension plans.

The Council on Aging of Ottawa Summer Bulletin -  There are deep seated issues
       facing Canada’s health care system: the population is aging, the institutional structure of the
       system is considered by many to be inefficient, and cost increases for health care services
       far outstrip inflation. Articles in this edition focus on: the need for private clinics as a way of
       improving access and services, the need for better funding and organization of the public health
       care system, a proposed a blending of private and public systems, etc. See it HERE.

Seniors care anxiety could swing next federal election -  Almost six in 10 voters in
      26 key ridings across Canada say they would support another party if their current political brand
      fails to make seniors care a priority in the next federal election, says a Nanos Research poll. See
      it HERE.
Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation - A document produced
      by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association to guide
      transformation of Canada's health care system. See it HERE.

ACER-CART supports CMA on Health Principles - News release is seen HERE.

Johnson Inc. Report: A lot of good information is available in reports on the
       national health scene prepared by Johnson for the RTO/ERO. See them below:
           2012 Nov 2013 Feb; 2013 Mar; Aug 2014 Jan

Social Media Information: The Alberta Retired Teachers Association website has a
       comprehensive information page on the various social media, What it is, Why to use it, and How
       to get started: You Tube, Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook, and Linked In. See it HERE.

BCRTA REPORT: The retired teachers' association in BC produced an interesting report on
       "The Volunteer Work of Retired Educators," identifying the nature, scope, and extent of the
        volunteer activities of retired teachers. Click HERE to see it.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 each year.  An article on this
       issue is available HERE. The WEAAD website is HERE.

 CPEAC You are invited to go to the LINKS page to access information on the Canadian Public
       Employee Acquisition Club (CPEAC)
, an affinity group not available to the general public.
       must register as an individual to participate.    


NEWS FROM THE REGIONS                                                                                            

          BC Seniors with ACER-CART are taking action against reductions in health care. See the news story HERE.




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