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5 Ws of RTOERO Membership

What is RTOERO known for?

  • RTOERO is known as a bilingual trusted voice on healthy, active living in the retirement journey for the broader education community.
  • Our insurance programs are designed by members for members. We’re the largest provider in Canada of voluntary non-profit group insurance for the education community.
  • We promote a wide range of world-class programs, social networks and assistance throughout retirement.
  • Annually, RTOERO donates $100,000 to local communities. We give award $35,000 each year in post-secondary scholarships.
  • Our mission is to improve the lives of our members and all seniors. We use our collective voice to advocate on issues that affect the lives of seniors.
  • Through our charitable foundation, we have endowed a research chair in geriatrics at University of Toronto. The foundation also awards annual grants.

Who can be a member of RTOERO?

  • We welcome all those from the broader education community – everyone from the early years, school boards, post-secondary sector, private schools – and beyond. If you’re not sure whether you could be a member, contact us.
  • Though we’re based in Ontario, you can be a member from anywhere in Canada. We have members across the country.
  • You don’t have to wait until you’re retired to join RTOERO – we encourage you to start thinking about your retirement journey five or 10 years before your retirement date, and we have many resources to offer.

Why become a member of RTOERO?

  • There are more than 100 benefits and perks as part of an RTOERO membership—including discounts with more than 3000 vendors through our Venngo MemberPerks program, our award-winning quarterly magazine Renaissance magazine and Liaison newsletter.
  • RTOERO’s member owned non-profit group health insurance for retirees is a main reason many join.
  • We have more than 81,000 members and more than 100,000 participants in our non-profit group insurance.
  • RTOERO offers you membership in a community focused on healthy, active lifestyle—with 51 districts across Canada.
  • 70 per cent of members are active volunteers in RTOERO and their local communities. We offer volunteer opportunities on our website and through our districts.

When can you join RTOERO?

  • Enjoy free membership until retirement – or in the year you join if you’re already retired.
  • It’s never too early to start thinking about the retirement journey.
  • Though the majority of our members are retired–ish, many members are also actively employed or enjoying second careers.
  • We promote healthy active lifestyle for all ages, but especially for those approaching and during the awesome years.
  • Don’t wait – join today.

Where do you go to learn more or join?