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.
Can be accessed
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:
Law Conference - Nov 18-18, 2012:
A report on this
by ACER-CART Regional Director (West) JoAnn
Lauber can be accessed
Director: Roger E. Régimbal
is the current ACER-CART Executive
effective July 1, 2012. A media release (PDF) is
to the Canada Pension Plan:
Check out the Services Canada website for the
changing CPP features that might affect you
in January 2012. Click
For a short summary of the changes, click
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
HERE to see it.
The 2013 AGM Registration Form is
The AGM is scheduled for Friday, May 31 and
Saturday, June 1, 2013.
AGM venues are a combination of the
Hotel, 100 Kent Street,
Ottawa (seminar, banquet, and accommodation) AND
Teachers Federation office, 2490 Don Reid Drive,
Ottawa (AGM sessions).
Marriott Hotel Phone: (613) 238-1122. Toll Free:
Registration details were sent to Directors in advance.
minutes of the 2012 AGM are
For photos of the 2012 AGM, go to
PHOTO on the left
Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 each year.
An article on this
issue is available
HERE. The WEAAD website is
are invited to go to the LINKS page to access
information on the
Employee Acquisition Club (CPEAC),
an affinity group not available to the general
must register as an individual to participate.
Holds Fall Senate
The two day
annual Fall Senate of RTO/ERO was held in October
with about 200 in attendance. Elections were held
for President and Vice-Presidents. Among the
topics discussed was the
need to focus on seniors over 80 who are fast
growing in number and vulnerability.
Past President Jim Sparrow (R) pins
the President’s pin on newly appointed
RTO/ERO President Leo Normandeau (L).
Elected 1st Vice-President was Norbert Boudreau.
Photo by Susannah Maxey
East Region Holds Conference
The ACER-CART Region East Retired
Teachers Organizations (ECRTO) held their regional
conference on October 10 and 11, 2012 at the
Ramada Inn Plaza and the Dieppe Convention Centre
in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Seventeen delegates
from Newfoundland-Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec attended.
Ms. Sonia Roy (SERFNB), Societe des enseignantes
et des enseignants retraites francophones du
N.-B., and Mr. Roger Nesbitt (NBSRT) New Brunswick
Society of Retired Teachers were the co-hosts.
Topics included health plans, lobbying strategies,
BC Retired Teacher
Association Holds 2012 Conference and AGM
The BC Retired Teachers'
Association held a successful annual conference
and general meeting in Vancouver, September
President Douglas Edgar (left) completed
his term of office, and 1st VP Cliff Boldt was
elected as BCRTA President for 2012-13.
At this conference,
the ACER-CART Directors of the western region's
retired teachers associations were invited and all
attended. They participated in a discussion of
Georget (STS), Wayne Hughes (RTAM),
JoAnn Lauber (ACER-CART Regional
Director-West), Gordon Cumming (ARTA),
Ken Nash (YRTA) and Vaughn Wadelius
(ACER-CART Past President).
Ontario Teachers and
School Boards Threatened News
releases by the
Canadian Teachers Federation and the
for Education note the problems facing
teachers and school boards trying to negotiate
this year. Click on the links to access these.