Entries by alph@b3t

Comox Valley Branch Renewed

The Comox Valley RTA Executive: (left to right) Treasurer Linda Wilkinson, Social Director Sylvia Dakin, President Devon Deputter,  Secretary Judy Berry Absent: Members at large Barb Angell, Lynn Hodge and Joan Southern A Fresh Start Sterling Campbell, a director of the BCRTA, and zone representative for the North Central Island shares some exciting news from […]

Canadian Medical Association Seniors Survey

The national body of retired teachers ACER-CART is notifying retired teachers across Canada about an online survey regarding Seniors Health Care, created by the Canadian Medical Association. This survey asks a series of simple questions in order to understand the different dynamics that represent people’s experience with seniors care. It gives you as a citizen […]

Roger Wong

PostScript Magazine is pleased to introduce Dr. Roger Wong as a contributor. Roger’s deep knowledge, teaching skills and engaging manner make him a wonderful partner in the advancement of well-being for our members and for seniors in general. Dr. Wong is Executive Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), […]

Strategic Plan Update May 2018

BCRTA’s 1st Vice-President Provides Insight Into Recent Initiatives Why We Needed a Strategic Plan It was a concern: Despite about 1500 teachers retiring each year, membership in our Association declined by 121 members in 2014 and a further 20 in 2015. Some of our branches were struggling to fill executive positions and a few had […]

Target Versus Defined Benefit Plans

Target Benefit Plans and Defined Benefit Plans: What is the Difference? Dale Lauber answers a BCRTA member’s question about the real import of Bill C-27, which proposes to create a means where employers can convert Defined Benefit Pension Plans to Target Benefit Pension Plans. Get more information at https://bcrta.ca/target Q. I still do not know […]

BCRTA Hires Executive Director

The BCRTA’s Board of Directors are very happy to announce that they have successfully reached an employment agreement with Tim Anderson, to serve the Association in the position of Executive Director.   PROFILE – Tim Anderson Tim Anderson is a communications professional with a long history of work in adult education, program development and marketing. […]

CUSO International

CUSO International is currently seeking Education Assistants for the year 2018-19 who will be placed in various schools in the Northwest territories with the objective to improve education outcomes for Indigenous children and youth. We cover the costs of flights, accommodation, medical, training, and provide a monthly stipend. See a full description of the placement […]