Ottawa Branch Members’ Discount Program

Disclaimer: The Ottawa Branch provides information on issues, products and services of general interest to our membership via the Sage Magazine, the Ottawa Branch Report, various e-mails and general meetings. The Branch does not endorse a particular position on an issue, or a product or service, as being suitable for individual members, but brings them to the member’s attention so that they can make up their own minds.
Note: The following list of merchants offer discounts to Branch’s members. However, it is the responsibility of the individual to identify themselves as a member of the Association and to confirm the nature of the discounts at the time of enquiring about or receiving services. Members may also be asked to provide proof of their membership to obtain such discounts.
To receive these benefits, you must show affiliation with our organization. To this effect, please note that the National Association has decided to discontinue the use of annual stickers for renewal of Federal Retirees membership cards effective January 1, 2017.  This decision was made as a cost cutting measure to help ensure a balanced budget. The expected savings are approximately $100,000 per year. You should also know that a Notice on the subject has been forwarded to our Preferred Partners on October 27, 2016. You can view and make a copy of this notice by following this link Notice to Preferred Partners .


BMO SmartFolio – portfolio management services

Ottawa Branch members can save 20% on their advisory fees when they invest with BMO Nesbitt Burns’ online investing service, BMO SmartFolio. 

 With SmartFolio, participants are matched with a professionally managed model exchange-traded fund (ETF) portfolio that fits their investment objectives and level of risk tolerance.

BMO will be holding free ‘lunch and learn’ sessions for Ottawa Branch members.  For more details, please see BMO’s welcome letter, their ‘lunch and learn’ schedule and how to RSVP at: welcome/bienvenue.  Or you can go directly online to the BMO SmartFolio site here and see the terms and conditions at:T&Cs.

NOTE FOR INVESTORS: Financial markets can be volatile and there are risks associated with investments that are tied to financial markets.  Investors should be aware of, understand and take into account the potential risks and returns on their investments. Please also see our branch disclaimer at the beginning of this section of the website.

ENTERTAINMENT – Pilot projects

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group – discounts on tickets
Ottawa Branch Members now qualify for discounts on tickets for 67’s, Fury and REDBLACKS games.  Purchase your tickets using the following discount promotional (promo) codes at:

67’s: 10% discount for the entire season
Promo Code: NAFR67

Fury:  20% discount for the remainder of the season
Promo Code: NAFROF

10% discount (excludes premium seats) for games on: Sept 22nd, Oct 5th, and Oct 19th
Promo Code: NAFRRB

Marriott Kanata – discounts on getaway packages

Ottawa Branch Members get exclusive discounts on local getaway packages at TownePlace Suites (613-599-7200) or Fairfield Inn & Suites (613-599-7767) in Kanata.

Golf Getaway – $199 plus applicable taxes

  • One overnight stay for two adults
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • One round of Golf after 2 p.m. for two
  • Green Fee and Cart inclusive
  • Marriott Gift

Romantic Dining – $189 plus applicable taxes

  • One overnight stay in a suite (plus late checkout) for two adults
  • Robes, champagne and chocolates in room
  • $50 dinner voucher
  • Marriott Gift

Shopping Excursion$169 plus applicable taxes

  • One overnight stay for two adults
  • Voucher for Tanger Outlets
  • Coupon Booklet for Tanger Outlets
  • Marriott Gift

Click on these links to learn more about TownePlace Suites  and Fairfield Inn & Suites.


Nicole Foote: Official Agent for Carlson-Wagonlit Travel
Exclusive offers for Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch members on selected cruise and package holidays worldwide!  Travel arrangements provided by Nicole Foote, servicing the Ottawa Branch travel needs since 1992.
[email protected]
Direct line only: 613-725-2101


BestLifeRewardedPilot project

BestLifeRewarded offers an online computer program that encourages healthier living through small steps and computer “clicks”. BestLifeRewarded works with Canadian companies (and several federal departments and agencies) to help individuals learn how to improve their health and to reduce health-related costs. Individuals answer a health-related questionnaire online and receive personalized action plans, so they can make positive health changes, while earning points to bid on monthly rewards (e.g. gift certificates).

Ottawa Branch has negotiated for our branch members to have free access to this computerized health behaviour program or up to two years, as a pilot project. During that time, BestLifeRewarded will study the results as part of a research project on seniors’ health behaviour change.

Members who decide to participate will be asked to complete a consent form that explains how BestLifeRewarded complies with federal and provincial privacy legislation and safeguards the information it collects. You can stop participating at any time.

Ottawa Branch members can access the pilot project here:  When asked, please enter the member invitation code: nafrottawahealth

City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa offers a 20% discount off their CLASS A, All-inclusive or One Option fitness memberships for use at any of the City of Ottawa′s 23 CLASS A and CLASS B facilities across the city. Register in person by showing your current Federal Retirees membership card plus a piece of photo I.D. at any of their 23 fitness facilities.  Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 of each year. Join anytime and only pay for the months remaining in the term.  There are no automatic renewals.  You will be prompted to re-sign a new contract in August in order for members to be able to sign up for the discount for another term.  Membership fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments. Fees include the discount and the HST.
Please see the website:  for details on the membership costs.

LiquidGym Therapy and Training Centre
LiquidGym Therapy and Training Centre gives a 5% Discount to current Federal Retirees Ottawa Branch members.
LiquidGym Therapy and Training Centre is a one-of-a-kind HydroTherapy and HydroTraining facility.
Currently, there is no other facility in North America offering similar services under one roof.
LiquidGym is a medically integrated centre offering physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic services and fitness programs in the pursuit of well-being.
Come and experience walking/running on underwater treadmills and biking on underwater bikes.
34 Stafford Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8W1
Call 613-820-8228 to schedule your free orientation.


Francis Fuels
Home heating oil discount – 8¢ per litre

Anchor Climate Care
Ottawa Heating and Air Conditioning Experts

Two RONA Home & Garden Stores in the Ottawa area:
• 585 West Hunt Club Road and
• 6001 Hazeldean Road in Stittsville
They offer Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch members a 5% discount on most items.
Please note that the discount cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
To obtain your 5% discount, simply present a valid Federal Retirees (FSNA) membership card and mention ” FSNA/NAFR cash account” to the cashier.
Purchases can be paid by cash, debit or credit card.


Campbell Ford
“Sale/Lease Cars/Light trucks “factory invoice 2 % over invoice (some vehicle restrictions apply.)”
Contact: Dave Colquitt, General Sales Manager (613) 725-3611

Kanata Ford
Sale/Lease Cars/Light trucks “factory invoice plus 4 %”.
Contact: Steve Tramner, Sales Manager 613-591-9000

CAA North & Eastern Ontario
Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch
Member Preferred Rates* offer valid through Corporate Representatives only.
• CAA Plus® Membership $88.00/year + HST (a saving of $44.00)
CAA Plus® Associate $66.00/year + HST (a saving of $29.00)
*Prices subject to change.
Corporate Code: #FSNA
[email protected]

Contact Group/Corporate Sales: 1-866-220-1205

**Note from CAA North & East Ontario – 

Ottawa Branch members must provide CAA North & East Ontario’s corporate department with their current NAFR membership number in
order to be eligible for the preferred rates.

The NAFR Ottawa Branch member must be the primary CAA member on the account. The offer is not retroactively applied on previously
renewed or purchased memberships.


Dignity Memorial Network
Some of the Dignity Memorial providers in your community are:
• Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, Ottawa
• McEvoy Shields Funeral Home and Chapel, Ottawa
• Racine, Robert & Gauthier Beauchamp Funeral Homes, Hull-Gatineau-A-  ylmer
• Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, Cornwall
• M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, Cornwall
Contacts: 1-800-34-Dignity or


Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery & Cremation Services

Federal Retirees Ottawa Branch members receive cost savings on:
• Land/Niche
• Memorials
• Funeral Services


Tania Turpin (English)
at 613-696-0111 or [email protected]

Francois Chartrand (French)
at 613-696-0104 or [email protected]


Conditions apply 
**Note from Beechwood – to be guaranteed the discounts offered by Beechwood, Ottawa Branch members must inform Beechwood of their eligibility for the discount BEFORE any arrangements are made. Due to the number of groups entitled to discounts at Beechwood, it is the responsibility of Ottawa Branch members to make Beechwood aware of their membership in the National Association of Federal Retirees. If Ottawa Branch members fail to inform Beechwood in advance, discounts cannot be applied after the fact.