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Welcome to the website of the Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees

The Ottawa Branch

Welcome to the website of the Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees (previously the FSNA). We have over 35,000 members. The Ottawa Branch serves the area of the City of Ottawa. We are a non-profit organization whose main mission is to advocate measures beneficial to retirees and future retirees of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP and federally appointed judges; to oppose measures inimical to them; and to participate in the development of social policies and programs for seniors.

Ottawa Branch is proud to announce the recipient of the Stephen Troy Volunteer of the Year Award 2021: David Gass. Click here to learn more about these amazing volunteers.

Join our 90 volunteers 

Happy National Public Service Week!

Ottawa Branch thanks all our members for your years of dedicated service. To show our appreciation, we offer you the opportunity to virtually visit museums and art galleries around the world through their websites.  Volunteer Hélène Buteau has curated a guide of virtual museums and art galleries, with links to those offering virtual tours. We hope you will enjoy your virtual visits by clicking here
*In the guide, to access the live links to the museums and art galleries, click wherever you see https. If you experience any difficulties, save the guide as a document to your computer, open the document  and click the https: live links.

Webinars!

Ottawa Branch is offering several webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the list of webinars that have past or are upcoming and available for registration please click HERE

 

Learning to use Zoom!
The Ottawa Branch has decided to use Zoom for its upcoming webinars. You can learn how to participate using Zoom technology by watching this presentation (click here) from our Association. You can also learn about Zoom by contacting Connected Canadians, an Ottawa-based not-for-profit that offers seniors free technical training and support. Call (613) 699-7896 or sign up for help at connectedcanadians.ca/programs.

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Events

To view documents, videos and slides related to events please click HERE.

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Ottawa Branch Members’ Discount Program

Be sure to visit this section of our website and see the latest information we have available on new discounts and additional discounts for our members. Click HERE for details.

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Coming Soon

2020 and 2021 – Annual General Meeting (AGM) Spring
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGM will be held on May 6, 2021
Click HERE for details.

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Financial Literacy Program

In 2019, we replaced our GMM with a series of Financial Literacy Workshops offering more seats than ever before on a greater variety of topics
For details, please see our Branch electronic newsletters

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Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Have you ever thought about how caregivers can do it all? Have you ever thought about supporting them? Ottawa Branch offers a workshop called Neighbours Helping Neighbours. Click HERE to listen to the podcast produced by the Ottawa Public Library that explains more about this initiative led by Shelagh Tuddenham, one of our dedicated Ottawa Branch volunteers. Keep an eye on our monthly electronic newsletter for the dates of our next workshop for members.

If you are heading out on the road

  • OC Transpo’s fares
    special for seniors.
    Seniors 65 and older can ride free all-day on Wednesdays. This
    offer includes all bus routes and the O-Train, but does not include Para Transpo.
    Please be prepared to show proof of age to the operator. 
    See also Seniors’ Rates.