The Official Newsletter of the BCRTA

What's Up with Extended Health Coverage?

It's time for better EHC for retirees. Complete BCRTA's five minute survey to tell us about your EHC experience. We're listening!

Excellence in Public Education Update June 2021

For a second year, public health restrictions due to COVID- 19…

Protecting Public Health Care - Make the Pledge

The BCRTA board has moved to contribute a grant of $5000 in support…

Homeowner Grant Changes 2021 and other Well-being News

The Well-being committee is presently working on a number of…

TAX TIPS for the 2020 Tax Year

Once again we present BCRTA members a guide to help you make…

Immunization Registration

Source: Government of BC Vaccine Information https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/vaccines We…

Census 2021 Opportunities

As retirees many of us are looking for opportunities to become…

Coffee Contest a Hit - Big Turnout for Online Christmas Event

BCRTA offered members a chance to have “coffee with a friend”…

Excellence in Public Education February 2021

GOLDEN STAR AWARDS 2021 The committee asks Branch presidents…

BCRTA Continues Efforts in Support of Pharmacare

The establishment of Universal Pharmacare is an advocacy goal…

BCRTA Member Discounts on Perkopolis

As a member of BCRTA, you are entitled to discount offers from…

ACER-CART Feb 2021

Here is the latest news from our national organization of retired…

BC Recovery Benefit

Check to see if you qualify. The BC Recovery Benefit (the…

Teachers' Pension Plan Update: Sustainability in These Times

Here are some highlights of the recently released 2019 Annual…

Christmas Greeting 2020 from President Grace Wilson

There is something magical about the holiday season: our…

DEC 2020 Travel Insurance Set to Resume - Important Details

It is renewal season for all Johnsons’ Medoc and Prestige policy…

Golden Star Awards Continue for 2021

BCRTA is pleased to offer the 2021 Golden Star Awards Program.…

Communications Committee Focuses on Branch Newsletters

At a recent meeting The Board approved the establishment of a…

Finance Committee Gets Expert Support

The Finance Committee is in a process of reviewing the fundamentals…

BC Reports to ACER-CART on Brian Day Case

Jo-Ann Lauber’s comprehensive article on the Dr. Brian Day…

BCRTA ADVOCATES FOR HI-DOSE FLU SHOT

FOR ALL SENIORS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA On behalf of the BCRTA,…

ANTI-BOREDOM MEASURES!

YES, fun-seekers, you can stay in touch with others in novel…

Pat Brady 1937-2020

Patrick (Pat) T. Brady, CD, B. Ed President, BCRTA 2000 –…

Retirement Planning Online Workshops

The important decisions that will determine your retirement lifestyle should…

Old Favourites, New Favourites

Old favourites are reassuring, safe, and reliable but maybe just…
Frequently Asked Questions

Why Did I Become a Member of BCRTA?

For all of my thirty-four years of teaching, I was a member of…

ACER-CART West: Highlights Fall 2020

The October meeting of the Western Region of ACER-CART took place…

Finance Update November 2020

Travel and gathering restrictions resulted in a decision to hold…

ACER-CART Launches Renewed Website

Canada's national retiree organization for educators is the Canadian…

Pension Report Highlights November 2020

10-year Annualized Return Remains Well Above Target The 2019…

Excellence in Public Education November 2020

At its meeting on October 27, 2020 the Excellence in Public…

Q & A with Dr. Steve Morgan

Conference moderator Arnie Lambert facilitated a question and…

Keynote 2020: Isobel Mackenzie Seniors Advocate of BC

Presentation and Q & A from BCRTA's 2020 Conference,…

Keynote 2020: Dr. Roger Wong

This presentation and Q & A were part of BCRTA's 2020…

Success for Online 2020 Conference and AGM

BCRTA Online Conference and AGM Well-received On October 2…

2020 Branch Membership Awards

As part of BCRTA's Oct 2 Conference day, Membership Committee…