In the Community


While retired teachers engage in many activities for fun and enrichment, such as golf and traveling, many also are productively involved to the benefit of society which contributes to the quality of life from local to national and international places.

Some volunteer activities that our members have been involved in:

  • "Meals on Wheels"

  • refurbishing affordable homes

  • caring for the local cemetary

  • working for local, national, and international charities

  • tutoring adults in literacy and numeracy

  • volunteering at the local hospital

  • coaching and managing local youth sport team

  • assisting service clubs and groups in their activities mention a few!

Our members also are involved in many local arts organizations such as music bands, choirs, visual art and theater groups.










(1) Provincial STO Awards

RTO/ERO proudly operates a grant program for its 47 Districts, providing $100,000 to sponsor local community projects. Through Project – Service to Others (STO), Districts apply for individual projects that support local, national and international programs that often involve children and/or disadvantaged groups, to a maximum of $4,000 per project.

(2) Local (District 43) awards

In 2009, the District 43 Executive announced that a similar “Service to Others” (STO) funding framework is now established at the local District level. Any District 43 member currently in good standing may submit a request for funds.

Information on both provincial and local PROJECT-Service to Others can be found by accessing the dropdown menu tab under "District 43 in the Community".