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About Our District

RTO District 48




District 48 is a district of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. RTO/ERO is a voluntary organization of over 75,000 retired teachers and others who worked in the education field. It provides its members with comprehensive health and travel insurance plans, a travel program, and acts as an advocate for retirees, seniors, children and active educators.
Located in beautiful, historic Leeds and Grenville counties, our membership comprises almost 700 retired teachers and support staff who primarily worked with the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and/or their predecessor boards. We regularly offer Retirement Planning Workshops for active educators in their last five years of employment. Our next workshop will be held on April 19, 2019 at the Brockville Convention Centre. Click here for more details.

Renseignement en français

Si vous voulez du renseignement de la région en français, veuillez contacter le site EstaRIO . Si vous voulez inscrire à RTO/ERO, vous aurez tout renseignement nécessaire en français. Veuillez contacter nous.

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8th Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of District 48 was held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, with 35 members and guests in attendance. Attendees received an information package including the annual reports of the District. Click here for the AGM Package. 

Thank you to our special guest, David Kendall from the Board of Directors, Susie Allen from the 1000 Islands Playhouse for the amenities, and the Hospitality program at Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School for the delicious lunch.    


Serving Our Community

RTO District 48

Retired educators have developed skills much in demand in their community. Over the years, they have proved themselves to be well organized, skilful in communications, interested in people and community, helpful, and calm under pressure. Using these skills, retirees and seniors contribute significantly to the volunteer workforce. 

District 48 provides funds to support local projects under the Project Service to Others local program. You can read about it and download an application form here. There are funds available provincially for Community Service Projects as well. You can download an application here. If you decide to apply for provincial funds, please note that your application must be approved by the District Executive. Please forward your application to Lisa Leroux.

Finally, a great place for you to volunteer your time is to become an active worker in District 48. Please contact any member of the executive if you are interested.

RTO/ERO Charitable Foundation

In 2011, RTO/ERO established a charitable foundation with the goal of raising funds in support of research and programs that benefit Canada's aging population. The first goal, accomplished in 2013, was to establish a Chair of Geriatric Research at the University of Toronto. Dr. Paula Rochon was appointed to the position. Since then, the Foundation has provided $100,000 in further grants to institutions for research into aging, and for training post-secondary students in geriatrics and gerontology. 

This year, the Foundation has committed itself to raise $100,000 to fund research into social isolation of seniors. Social isolation often occurs when a senior loses a spouse, or experiences decreasing mobility or diminishing mental or physical health. It is a serious and complex problem.  

Click here to donate to research and programes dedicated to end social isolation. 


News and Updates

RTO/ERO offers a scholarship to students in their final year of university, college, apprenticeship or other post secondary education.

Monday, October 21, 2019 is election day in Canada. RTO has identified 3 issues of interest to all seniors. They are as follows: 1. Prioritize Pharmacare, 2. Make retirement income more secure, 3.

Applications for  District 48 Project Service to Others grants (up to $500 available for locally focused projects which have significant participation by District 48 members) are now available.