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Services Offered by Our Members and General Advertisements to Our Members


As a service to our members, District 22 is pleased to provide this web-page. The following are brief descriptions of services available from and for our members. If you just like browsing, this page offers some insight into the varied talents retired teachers continue to use.

District 22 Members who wish to have an entry on this page should contact the Webmaster.

Services offered may be free or there may be a 'fee-for-service'.

NOTE:RTO/ERO District 22's responsibility is limited to providing this web-page only. No endorsement of any product or service is made or implied. Transactions entered into as a result of contacts made through this service are between the parties involved in that transaction only.

RTO Scholarship Application

We are pleased to advise you that the 2015-2016 Scholarship Application is now posted on the RTO/ERO website.  


Some quick facts:

The link to the 2015-2016 Scholarship Application page is:

Deadline date to submit the application using the on-line registration link is February 15, 2016

The student must be enrolled in the last year/last semester of their University or College Program

The application is an on-line form and the student gains access to the application by entering the sponsoring RTO/ERO member’s membership number into the form.


The page contains three documents:

1. Information on the program – background and criteria.

2. Sample of what the application looks like so that applicants can review before they apply.

3. The 2015-2016 Scholarship Application – located at the bottom of the page            

Patients First

A memo sent by Jim Grieve for members of RTO-ERO      Click Here



Participation for Brain Health with Exercise

For the newsletter                      Click Here


ForBrain health Ad                    Click Here


Important Probate Information

click here

Awareness Campaigns For Seniors

The Canadian Medical Association has begun an awareness campaign to highlight Senior’s Health Care.


This is supported by ACER-CART (Canadian Association of Retired Teachers).

Here are three links that members of RTO-ERO would find usefull


CMA Election Toolkit

Book of Scams

This link will take you to a book featuring a number of scams that have been discovered in this area.

click here

Fact Sheet on Identity Theft

click here 

Habitat For Humanity


Building Homes. Building Hope

Click Here For More Information

Video Presentation From Eldercare Select

You can find a very informative video on Eldercare at the following website.



For more information on Eldercare you can speak to a specialist at  1-888-327-1500



 Ontario Youth Consultancy Program

Good morning Retired Teachers of Ontario,

A new youth consultancy has recently been launched, Curious Life consulting (

It offers a holistic approach and support for students aged 14 through 20, for career planning, education options, and transition to adult life. Sessions will be offered in person in Kingston, Ontario, and online or by phone across Ontario.

I've included the news release below. It would be much appreciated if you could distribute this to anyone who may be interested in this service, in your Retired Teachers network or otherwise.

New youth consultancy offers support to Canadian youth to prep for career, post-secondary education, and adult life
Kingston, November 12, 2013 – At a time where only one in two young adults in Ontario has a job (the worst unemployment rate since 1976), and one out of every 12 students drops out of school, a new youth consultancy service offers crucial assistance for young people of all backgrounds to land on their feet.
Curious Life Consulting, a newly launched service in Kingston, provides much-needed guidance and personalized assessment to help youth aged 14 through 20 years make informed decisions about their career, education, and starting adult life. One-on-one sessions help teens maximize on their abilities and interests, and then work towards setting goals to find education and jobs they love. People of this age are about to embark on most likely the biggest change of their lives so far. They have at least a decade of schooling under their belt, and are now getting pressure to decide “what to do with their lives” but face dozens of viable opportunities for working, learning, and living.
Different than generic career counselling or education planning, Curious Life offers a holistic approach and highly individualized attention, resources, and strategies. Because sessions are offered on an “as-needed” basis, it avoids the need to commit to expensive packaged plans as most centers demand. Youth across Canada can reach out for help through Skype sessions.
“Young people need the freedom to pursue their interests and strengths, and figure out the joys and trials of becoming an adult,” explains Ashley Wightman, founder of Curious Life Consulting. “If you’ve ever felt that your teen lacks direction, or if you as a young person feel overwhelmed about what next steps to take, we can help.”
Tapping into the knowledge and expertise of someone who has experience to guide young people in helping make important and everyday decisions can save families years of confusion, time, and money.
About Curious Life
Ashley Wightman has 15 years’ experience including education administration, career counselling, building customized learning plans, and youth outreach, and works at Queen’s University. She follows the ethic of respecting the rights of youth to create their own life path, and is comfortable providing support and guidance in innovative strategies to help achieve self-designed goals. 
For further information, contact:
Ashley Wightman



The Toronto Choristers

This is a choir composed of mainly retired teachers.

Their Spring Concert was at Sir John A. MacDonald C.I. in May.  For more information about the Toronto Choristers contact John Sinclair at 


Recruitment About Young Worker Awareness Program

We are currently recruiting for presenters of the Young Worker Awareness Program in the Etobicoke & York District. I have been in contact with Simon Leibovitz at RTO/ERO who said that I may contact you about this exciting opportunity for retired teachers.


Attached are the ads we have created, in English and in French, that we hope you may use to advertise this position on your District website and with your members.


Further information about the Young Worker Awareness Program is found on the Workers Health & Safety Centre website:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



With thanks,



Monique Boehm
Executive Administrative Assistant

Workers Health & Safety Centre 

15 Gervais Drive, Suite 802, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8 
( (647) 776-8809
      Toll Free: 1-888-869-7950 
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Visit our web site at:



Liaison Topics – Provincial Executive Meeting

The following are the topics the Provincial Executive identified from its August 2014 meeting to share with Districts:


Liaison Topics – Provincial Executive Meeting, August 21-22, 2014



The following are the topics the Provincial Executive (PE) identified from its August 2014 meeting to share with Districts:


  1. The Provincial Executive reviewed the Draft 2015 Budget.
  2. The Provincial Executive reviewed the Financial Statements of RTO/ERO and 1316342 Ontario Inc. as at July 31, 2014.
  3. The Provincial Executive reviewed the results of a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee Reviewing Travel Expense Guidelines.
  4. The Provincial Executive approved revisions to the Expenses Guidelines – these will be forwarded to members of the Ad Hoc Committee and will be distributed to District Presidents.
  5. The Provincial Executive reviewed a draft agenda for the 2014 Annual Senate.
  6. The document “Travel-Related Protocol” has been finalized which outlines what Districts may and may not do when organizing tours, etc.  This will be distributed to Districts shortly.
  7. The Provincial Executive has studied and discussed those resolutions that were referred from the Spring 2014 Senate.
  8. The Provincial Executive received an update report from the Ad Hoc Succession Committee.
  9. Members of the Provincial Executive shared District liaison group reports.
  10. The Provincial Executive approved a transfer of $83,449 for supplementary services provided by Johnson Inc.
  11. Reminders:

The deadline for submission of District Resolutions to the Annual 2014 Senate is September 5.  Please submit resolutions to

Members wishing to join a group dedicated to having environmental issues included in the curriculum again may join, or at least look at the website of, the Association for Canadian Educational Resources. Web:  Email:

John Wilson, previous senior superintendent of business for the Board of Education for the City of York, is pleased to provide all members of RTO, their family members and friends with the ultimate in real estate services.
He is offering all members of RTO full real estate services in conjunction with my associate, Neil Wright, owner of Wright Real Estate Ltd Brokerage.
To both sellers and purchasers we are offering reduced fees and/or donations to a charity of their choice.
All inquires and transactions are held in strictest confidence.
I sincerely look forward to working with you.
Cell: 416-550-6909 e-mail:
WRIGHT Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage
Office: 416-961-1698 ext 28 Fax: 416-961-8364