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 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.

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Coming Soon
2020 – Annual General Meeting (AGM) Spring

Save the date! On May 7, 2020, we will hold our AGM and an INFOMART with 30 (!) exhibitors at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road. Watch this space for more details.
Agenda (Available soon)
2020 AGM Materials (Available soon)
List of INFOMART exhibitors (Available soon)


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


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.


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

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