Project: Service to Others


Project - Service to Others is a Provincial RTO/ERO program which provides grants to Districts for initiatives which support the concept of "Service to Others". The intent is to raise the profile of retired teachers by visibly demonstrating to active teachers and to the public-at-large that retired teachers care about their communities and about public education, and are willing to do something to help those who need assistance. These assistance projects could be in any form that supports the goals of Project - Service to Others as outlined below.


  • To provide financial assistance to education-related and other community projects.

  • To facilitate member participation in education and community assistance projects.

  • To help serve the educational and other needs of the disadvantaged in the community.

  • To promote District/Unit participation in local, provincial and overseas educational/community projects.

  • To raise the profile of retired teachers and of RTO/ERO.

  • To demonstrate to the general public that retired teachers continue to serve after retirement.

  • To demonstrate to potential RTO/ERO members (active teachers) that RTO/ERO is a dynamic organization to which they should consider belonging when they retire from active teaching.

Click on the **HERE** to link to the Provincial RTO/ERO website page

that will provide information about the Provincial STO Award, including
criteria, application form, procedures & deadlines, and a listing of past participants.
(Note: the deadline for submissions to the District 43 Executive
(who will choose one project to be forwarded) is April 1st of each year)

Further assistance from District 43 can be obtained by contacting
Olive Ridler
(listed in the Executive Directory Listing found
on the About Our District 43 of this website)




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

Funding guidelines and an application form are included in an application package. To access this package ( in Microsoft WORD fomat), CLICK **HERE**.

These forms can be downloaded, filled out, and submitted to any member of the RTO District 43 Executive who will pass them on to the Local STO Committee for consideration. The Local STO Request deadline is MARCH 1st  of each year.

Some projects that have been chosen in the past are:

Packsac Smiles Organization ($500) - giving backpacks filled with clothing and school supplies and hygiene items to needy students

Books by the Bay Authors Program ($250) - to promote student participation in the author program - for prize money and promotion

Mattawa Historical Society ($200) - to develop hands-on educational programs and interactive displays

The Local STO Request deadline is MARCH 1st  of each year. Forms and criteria are available on the District website (see above), or from Olive Ridler