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Two-Day Pre-Retirement Course in Ottawa from June 26 to 27

April 15, 2019

Interim Report from the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

April 12, 2019

Volunteer at heart

April 10, 2019 - Angela Johnston

Our volunteers, our inspiration

April 05, 2019

Federal Budget 2019 – A deeper analysis on proposed retirement security measures

April 02, 2019

Scheer teases retirement security priorities in election platform at Manning Centre conference

April 02, 2019

Join the fight against fraud

March 20, 2019

Seniors a key demographic in Ottawa’s 2019 budget

March 19, 2019

New PSHCP pensioner contribution rates

March 13, 2019

Federal Retirees celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

March 08, 2019

Two-Day Pre-Retirement Course in Ottawa May 28-29

March 06, 2019

Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views on federal issues | Organizations representing 2 million seniors meet MPs to highlight key issues

February 20, 2019

January is National Mentoring Month

January 24, 2019

Federal Retirees looking forward to more comprehensive retirement income security consultations

January 21, 2019

Draft legislation proposed to address gross vs. net Phoenix repayment issue

January 17, 2019

Cabinet shuffle brings change and opportunity ahead of federal election

January 15, 2019

Call for Applications for a National Advisory Council on Poverty

December 21, 2018

Important first steps for Canada’s Framework on Palliative Care

December 18, 2018

Holiday Messages

December 12, 2018

Federal Retirees and the Minister of Seniors discuss priorities

December 07, 2018

Racing to the Bottom: Attacks Against Defined Benefit Plans and Retirement Income Security

December 07, 2018

Minister joins Federal Retirees to discuss improving veteran and family well-being

November 30, 2018

Federal Retirees share their views on national pharmacare

November 26, 2018

Why We Remember

November 11, 2018

Federal Retirees urge Veterans Affairs Minister to act quickly to repay disabled veterans

November 09, 2018

Federal Retirees speak up on Budget 2019

November 07, 2018

November 5 to 11 is Veterans’ Week

November 02, 2018

Pension Indexing Rate for 2019

November 01, 2018

Postal Service Interruptions and PSHCP/PDSP Claims

October 26, 2018

Quebec election delivers a new government

October 25, 2018

Federal Retirees President attends International Day of Older Persons celebration in Hamilton

October 24, 2018

UPDATE: Federal Retirees in Saskatchewan awaiting refunds on benefit plan premium sales tax should expect payment soon

October 22, 2018

2 years later – Is C-27 still a threat?

October 19, 2018

Federal Retirees recommends budget priorities to the Finance Committee in Quebec City

October 16, 2018

Election results are uncertain, but our message is clear

October 05, 2018

Federal Retirees Directors make recommendations to Finance Committee for Budget 2019

October 01, 2018

Candidates debate seniors issues at Quebec election event

September 26, 2018

Looking Ahead to National Seniors Day

September 25, 2018

Federal Retirees host first telephone townhall

September 21, 2018

Get involved — Budget 2019 Consultations

September 20, 2018

Finance Committee releases tour stops on cross-country budget consultation roadshow

September 20, 2018

Federal Retirees ask government to prioritize Seniors Strategy, Retirement Security and a solution to the Phoenix fiasco in 2019 budget

September 14, 2018

Thank you, WestJet!

September 10, 2018

Federal Retirees Joins the RCMP in Honouring Fallen Members

September 07, 2018

A closer look at the Minister of Seniors’ first mandate letter

August 31, 2018

New Brunswick Election Telephone Town Hall – Coming up September 11

August 29, 2018

Quebec Election Debate Quebec City September 5

August 27, 2018

Quebec Budget 2018 Pre-Election Spending

August 27, 2018

Federal Retirees endorses the campaign for a Quebec worthy of its seniors for upcoming election

August 27, 2018

New Federal Retirees Canadian Armed Forces Veteran Membership Card

August 24, 2018

Federal Court of Appeal to hear Federal Retirees PSHCP appeal

August 22, 2018

A Framework for Palliative Care

August 21, 2018

Pre-Retirement Course in the National Capital Region

August 20, 2018

Federal Retirees join the call for UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

August 13, 2018

Federal Retirees look forward to working with new Minister for Seniors, Filomena Tassi

July 18, 2018

Federal Retirees Proudly Sponsors APEX Career Contribution Award

June 29, 2018

Not in conflict, but poor judgement, says Federal Retirees on Minister Morneau’s clearing in ethics probe

June 19, 2018

Federal Retirees Remembers

June 15, 2018

The conversation is just getting started, says Vibrant Voices

June 08, 2018

Vote for Vibrant Voices at Queens Park

June 05, 2018

Auditor General Report on Phoenix Pay System an "incomprehensible failure"

May 30, 2018

You deserve a response: following up with Doug Ford

May 22, 2018

Treasury Board Update: Settlement Agreement Reached in LGBTQ2 Class Action

May 18, 2018

Let’s Talk Health – Join the Conversation

May 17, 2018

Federal Retirees Proudly Sponsors APEX Career Contribution Award

May 15, 2018

Hearing Awareness Month: Have your ears been tested?

May 15, 2018

How will the Ontario Parties Tackle Issues Facing Seniors?

May 10, 2018

WATCH: Seniors issues take centre stage at Vibrant Voices Town Hall

May 10, 2018

Federal Retirees questioning federal government’s commitment to a National Seniors Strategy

May 03, 2018

HUMA Report Update: Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors

May 02, 2018

25th Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada

April 26, 2018

Tradex Pre-Retirement Course in the National Capital Region

April 26, 2018

Vibrant Voices town hall tackles key questions for Ontario seniors

April 24, 2018

Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views during Ontario election | Federal Retirees, RTO/ERO partner to highlight key issues for members, seniors

April 23, 2018

Veterans Summit: First Thoughts

April 19, 2018

Farewell Chartwell

April 19, 2018

You’re invited: Vibrant Voices Ontario Election Town Hall and Webcast April 24th

April 18, 2018

Celebrating our volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 15, 2018

Ontario Securities Commission focus on a seniors strategy

April 12, 2018

Resignation of Dyane Dufresne

April 04, 2018

Ontario’s 2018 Budget: What Seniors Need to Know

March 28, 2018

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security submits brief to the Manitoba government

March 22, 2018

Tax Time Tip: Eligible Medical Expenses

March 22, 2018

Federal Retirees Mourns the Loss of Marie Bergeron

March 01, 2018

UPDATE : Decision Reversed as Federal Employees and Retirees in Saskatchewan No Longer Subject to 6% Sales Tax on Benefit Plan Premiums – Refunds expected in late June 2018

March 01, 2018

Federal Retirees have questions for Bill Morneau following the release of Budget 2018

February 28, 2018

Federal Retirees President Seeks Member Feedback

February 28, 2018

Your 2018 Budget Briefing – Seniors, Health, Veterans and Retirement Security

February 27, 2018

Important News on Your PSHCP: Electronic Claims and New Pensioner Rates

February 26, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: Veterans’ lifelong pensions and veterans’ services

February 21, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: Retirement security and Bill C-27

February 14, 2018

Top Issue to Watch in Parliament: A National Seniors Strategy

February 08, 2018

Ottawa-area LHIN introduces home visits to seniors to combat the flu

January 26, 2018

Ask Justin Trudeau to support Seniors

January 24, 2018

Five steps to defeat Bill C-27

January 23, 2018

Ask Justin Trudeau to stand up for seniors

January 17, 2018

A ‘nightmare of anxiety’: veterans’ advocates say there’s little to celebrate in Liberals’ new benefits plan

December 21, 2017 - Beatrice Britneff

Important Adjustments to BC Medical Services Plan Premiums

December 21, 2017

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security submits brief to the Nova Scotia government

December 20, 2017

OPEN LETTER: Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security writes to Morneau on Bill C-27

December 19, 2017

Hamilton Branch President sets the record straight

December 18, 2017

Holiday Messages

December 14, 2017

National Mentoring Month Is Coming Up

December 14, 2017

Federal Retirees advocate for National Seniors Strategy in brief to Parliamentary Committee

December 12, 2017

Federal Retirees join CUPW and Retired Postal Workers at Bill C-27 Demonstration in Toronto

November 30, 2017

Federal Retirees supports PMs apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians

November 28, 2017

Pension Indexing Rate for 2018

November 22, 2017

Community Consultations Underway for National Seniors Strategy

November 16, 2017

Federal Retirees Mourns the Passing of Pat King

November 10, 2017

Looking Ahead to Remembrance Day

November 09, 2017

Federal Retirees supports legislation to fix pension gap for veterans who join the public service

November 08, 2017

Jacques Lambert appointed to Public Service Health Care Plan Administration Authority Board of Directors

October 26, 2017

Happy Birthday: A Year Since C-27 Introduced

October 19, 2017

President and Director of Advocacy represent Federal Retirees before Parliamentary Committee

October 05, 2017

Federal Retirees to Appeal Federal Court PSHCP Decision

October 02, 2017

October 1 — National Seniors Day

September 29, 2017

Federal Retirees meets with Commons Finance Committee Chair Wayne Easter to Talk 2018 Budget Priorities

September 28, 2017

Have Your Say: Federal Budget Consultations Near You

September 28, 2017

New PDSP Monthly Contribution Rates Effective October 1, 2017

September 13, 2017

PSHCP Legal Case Update

August 24, 2017

Veterans Outreach Initiative

August 23, 2017

Mourning the Passing of Louise Bergeron

August 22, 2017

Federal Employees and Retirees in Saskatchewan Now Subject to 6% Sales Tax on Benefit Plan Premiums

August 01, 2017

Enhanced security measures to the U.S.

July 21, 2017

Appointment of New Governor General a Proud Day for Public Servants

July 14, 2017

Federal Retirees thoughts with those affected by British Columbia wildfires

July 12, 2017

RCMP Class Action Settlement Reached

July 06, 2017

Federal Retirees Celebrates Canada 150

June 28, 2017

Federal Retirees Welcomes Volunteers to the Claude Edwards Building

June 19, 2017

Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick delivers Keynote Address to AMM

June 14, 2017

Federal Retirees Salutes all Public Servants during National Public Service Week

June 12, 2017

Federal Retirees’ Brief on Bill C-27

May 25, 2017 - Advocacy

Canada's Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced consultations on pharmaceutical pricing reforms.

May 19, 2017 - Advocacy

House of Commons agrees to study of a National Seniors Strategy

May 19, 2017 - Advocacy

Reminder: Are your PSHCP and PDSP claims going to the right place?

May 17, 2017

Pay Services Employment Opportunities

May 17, 2017

Federal Retirees thoughts with those affected by floodings

May 10, 2017

CPP Actuarial Adjustment Factors Study Released by OSFI

May 04, 2017 - Advocacy

Seniors and the Ontario 2017 Budget

April 28, 2017 - Ainslie Cruikshank

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning

April 27, 2017

Recognizing Our Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2017

PSHCP Hearing Update

April 12, 2017 - Advocacy

Mentorship Partnership to Launch on April 28

April 11, 2017

Federal Retirees President Jean-Guy Soulière talks national seniors strategy with MP Marc Serré

April 10, 2017 - Advocacy

Federal Retirees mourns the passing of Joe Sanderson

April 05, 2017

Federal Retirees honours Claude Edwards in Canada 150 Building Dedication Ceremony

March 30, 2017

Budget 2017 shot through with measures for seniors, retirees

March 22, 2017

Arbor in the News

March 13, 2017

New preferred insurance provider for Quebec members

March 01, 2017

The Health Accord in Disaccord

March 01, 2017 - Federal Retirees

Contribution rates for retired members effective April 1, 2017

February 21, 2017

2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation

February 21, 2017

Federal tax on health and dental plans not entirely out of mind for Liberals

February 10, 2017

Get ready for a new definition of retirement

February 10, 2017

Federal Retirees shares priorities for Ontario’s 2017 budget

February 06, 2017

Federal Tax Proposal on Health and Dental Benefits Off the Table Confirms PM Trudeau

February 02, 2017

Federal Tax Proposal on Health and Dental Benefits

January 30, 2017

Celebrating Canada 150

January 30, 2017

Seniors and the Health Accord

January 30, 2017

Association Membership and Volunteer Surveys

January 30, 2017

Quebec Taxable Benefits — 2016 Rates

January 18, 2017

Holiday messages

December 13, 2016

We want to tell your story

December 13, 2016

Mentoring Partnership Update

December 13, 2016

National Association of Federal Retirees board member opportunities

December 13, 2016

Federal retirees want action on new Health Accord

November 30, 2016

Pension Indexing Rate for 2017

November 29, 2016

Association welcomes new Preferred Partner SimplyConnect

November 28, 2016

Association welcomes new Preferred Partner Tradex

November 23, 2016

Remembrance Day 2016 at the National War Memorial

November 08, 2016

Members' and Volunteers' Surveys

November 08, 2016

National Association of Federal Retirees going across country to get feedback for a new Health Accord

November 07, 2016

New Partners Committee member

November 03, 2016

Federal target benefit legislation introduced

October 26, 2016

Show What You Know: Participate in the Federal Public Service Mentoring Program

October 19, 2016

No more expiry stickers on membership cards

October 19, 2016

October 1st is National Seniors Day

September 28, 2016

Federal Retirees’ priorities for the 2017 federal budget

September 08, 2016

Canada Post, union reach tentative two-year deal

September 01, 2016

Calling all Federal Retirees compensation experts: Public Service needs your help

July 18, 2016
Public Service is calling all compensation experts. The transition to Phoenix, the new Government of Canada pay system, has been challenging and significant progress is being made to address the backlog of unprocessed pay requests.

Nominations for Vacancies on the Association Board of Directors

July 17, 2016
As a result of this year’s elections at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members, there are currently three vacant positions on the Board of Directors.

A few helpful tips to get you through a postal service interruption

July 14, 2016
As concerns over a possible postal interruption continue, we wanted to offer our members some helpful tips to mitigate any impact it could have on your daily lives.

Notice to PSHCP and PDSP plan members: Canada Post service disruption

June 30, 2016
The postal service disruption could occur as early as Monday, July 4th, if Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) do not reach an agreement.

A Canada Day message from Federal Retirees

June 30, 2016
As each of us celebrate on Canada Day, federal employees, existing and retired, can also feel a strong measure of pride.

Historic CPP deal a solid step toward better retirement security

June 21, 2016

A Message from the CEO on National Public Service Week

June 13, 2016
Today marks the beginning of public service week – a welcome opportunity to recognize the public service’s contribution to this country.

DND announced changes to CAF pension administration

May 30, 2016
The changes will translate to a new contact to respond to pension-related questions.

Federal Retirees thoughts with those affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

May 04, 2016

National Association of Federal Retirees appoints new CEO

April 22, 2016

A message to our volunteers from the Acting CEO

April 15, 2016

National pharmacare conversation needs federal leadership and first steps

April 14, 2016

Association welcomes new Preferred Partner GoodLife Fitness/Énergie Cardio

April 05, 2016

Budget 2016 provides promising glimpse into Government’s commitment to veterans and seniors

March 23, 2016 - Federal Retirees
Federal Retirees will look to forthcoming details for further proof

Budget 2016 gives no hint of possible pension changes

March 22, 2016
The first federal budget under Justin Trudeau’s Liberals gives no sign of what might be in store for the Canada Pension Plan or civil servant pensions.

Reports of Pension Shortfall Misleading

February 25, 2016
Federal Retirees already provided assurances that any changes that could result would not affect them.

Results from web survey on retirement security options

January 20, 2016
In our first survey on, we asked you: “Which retirement security option do you think is best for Canadians?”

Call for Nominations for the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards!

January 15, 2016 - Federal Retirees
Nominate a deserving volunteer and branch for recognition at our Annual Recognition Dinner!

A Message for the New Year from the Acting CEO

January 08, 2016 - Federal Retirees
A Message for the New Year from the Acting CEO

Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season

December 18, 2015 - Federal Retirees
A holiday message from Federal Retirees

Legal action on PSHCP changes continues

December 10, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) legal action, launched earlier this year, is moving forward

Thanking Canada's veterans for answering the call to serve

November 10, 2015 - Federal Retirees
A message of recognition on Remembrance Day

Open Letter to the Public Service from Prime Minister Stephen Harper

October 02, 2015 - Sayward Montague
Prime Minister Harper's statement on target benefits for federal public servants and retirees

October 1st is National Seniors Day

October 01, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Thanking Canada's seniors on National Seniors Day

Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security calls for pension protection

August 04, 2015 - Sayward Montague
Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security formed

Resignation of Association's CEO

July 28, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Association's CEO is leaving the organization

Changes to Association's Board of Directors

July 20, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Announcing changes to Association's Board of Directors

2015 Federal Budget Highlights

April 21, 2015 - Alan Freeman
Highlighting the main points of the budget for Federal Retirees members

National Volunteer Week Recognizing our Volunteers

April 15, 2015 - Gary Oberg
A big thank you to all our volunteers!

New PSHCP Monthly Contribution Rates Effective April 1, 2015

March 26, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Announcing the new PSHCP Monthly Contribution Rates

Federal Retirees Urges Government to Do the Right Thing for Canada's Veterans

March 13, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Association calls on the federal government to continue to improves the lives of veterans

Association Takes Legal Action on Public Service Health Care Plan Changes

March 02, 2015 - Federal Retirees
The Association files a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada with regards to the PSHCP

Deadline Extension – Call for Nominations for the 2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards

February 27, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Deadline extended for the 2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards call for nominations

2015 Membership Cards Delay

February 10, 2015 - Federal Retirees
An update regarding the Association's new membership cards

Call for Nominations for the 2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards!

January 19, 2015 - Federal Retirees
Nominate someone special for recognition at our Annual Recognition Dinner!

Deadline Extension – Call for Nominations for the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards

- Federal Retirees
Deadline extended for the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards call for nominations