The Ottawa BranchWelcome 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 co-recipients of the Stephen Troy Volunteer of the Year Awards 2020: Hélène Buteau and Shelagh Tuddenham. Click here to learn more about these amazing volunteers.
Important Notice from Ottawa Branch to its members regarding COVID-19. Please read it by clicking here.
Ottawa Branch is offering several webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are webinars that have past or are upcoming and available for registration:
Remaining in your home – how to stay safe while living in your own home (Sept. 16) – Amy Friesen from Tea & Toast | Video
Five steps to your ideal retirement living choice (Sept. 30) – Amy Friesen from Tea & Toast | Video
Remaining in your home — How to stay safe while living in your own home (Oct 14) Amy Friesen from Tea and Toast – Video
Five steps to your ideal retirement living choice (Oct 28) Amy Friesen from Tea and Toast – Register Here
Advanced Care Planning Workshop (Nov 4) – Compassionate Ottawa Register Here
Advanced Care Planning Workshop (Nov 18) – Compassionate Ottawa Register Here
Things to consider when choosing an Investment Adviser (Nov 25) – Michael Fine Register 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.
To view documents, videos and
slides related to past events
please click HERE.
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.
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.
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
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.
• Gatineau (STO) Senior Fares
• Ontario MTO Road Information
• Transport Québec Road Information
• Environment Canada -Ottawa weather