A recent change in regulations to the Teachers’ Pension Plan increases the number of days a retired teacher can substitute in the 2024-25 school year.

The RTO has advocated through the NSTU RTO Liaison Committee for this increase
Details can be viewed HERE

Are you (or do you know) a retired teacher who would like to join the RTO? Simply complete the Application form, available under the Horizontal display menu item, Documents


Comments can be sent to the

Forms and Applications on this website are now fillable. Instructions can be found in the Documents Menu.

► To view the latest edition of RTO Deals and Discounts list, CHECK HERE

► Your Retired Teacher Insurance: Updated March, 2024 - Who do you call? CHECK HERE

2024 RTO Annual General Meeting Resolutions

Note: In accordance with the RTO Constitution, Resolutions to be presented at the 2024 AGM can be found here. These resolutions will be presented at the RTO AGM for debate and approval.

THE 2024 RTO PROVINCIAL CURLING BONSPIEL was hosted by the KINGS Local RTO at the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville, NS, Friday, March 8th., and Saturday, March 9th., 2024. We extend congratulatons to Co-hosts Ed Getson and Keith Moore for organizing such a successful Bonspiel. Their final Bonspiel report can be read HERE.

offers one-stop shopping, by identifying the many health services available to Nova Scotia residents.
Its Main Menu, updated frequently, provides answers to questions you may be hesitant to ask of our health care system.

The NS Positive Aging Directory gives quick and easy access to the many programs and services offered to seniors in our province.

President and Vice President Member at Large Positions

: March 3rd., 2024 RTO President and Vice-President Nominations
The RTO Nominating Committee received one application for the position of RTO President and the position of RTO Vice-President prior to the February 28th., 2024 deadline.

Elected by acclamation, congratulations are extended to:

Ambrose White - President 2024-2026

Vice-President - Pat Hillier - Vice-President 2024-2026

Bill Berryman, RTO Nominating Committee Chair.

Member at Large Positions

At the May AGM, RTO Member-at-Large positions terms in the following three regions were filled for 2024-2026 terms: Congratulations are extended to:

Mickey Gouthro, Cape Breton-Victoria (Glace Bay District, New Waterford, Sydney and Area, and Northside-Victoria) ☆

Chuck McLellan, South Shore (Lunenburg County, Queens, and Shelburne County) ☆

Shelley Morse, Valley (Annapolis, Kings, and West Hants) ☆

2023 Annual Nova Scotia Teachers Pension Plan Report

Your 2023 Nova Scotia Teachers Pension Plan (NSTPP) Annual Report is available to view on the Teachers Pension Plan website HERE The Annual Report provides you with information on the TPP’s 2023 investment performance and its financial status at year-end December 31, 2023 and includes interesting membership statistics.
2022 Report Highlights can be viewed HERE


NSTU/RTO Deals & Discounts

Be sure to check for the latest NSTU/RTO Deals & Discounts (MAY 2024) HERE
or on the side bar.



ACER-CART has produced a resource

for retired teachers and seniors to counter elder abuse.

in a information brochure and available here to view, in English OR French.

ACER-CART Recommends McMasters Optimal Aging Portal

Newspapers and the Internet cover lots of stories about health care for the aging Canadian, but the emphasis is usually on drama (dramatic findings from a new study, dramatic events with no mention of related scientific research), with less emphasis on substance.
Readers are left to wonder which information to trust.
The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER-CART) supports the McMaster University Optimal Aging Portal which features quality scientific evidence about healthy aging information that can help Canadians remain healthy, active and engaged and to manage their health conditions.
The Portal evaluates health research and resources, telling users whether free health resources on the Internet and in newspaper stories are based on scientific research, are reliable, and are worthy of note.
Users can register for free at: McMasters Optimal Aging Portal and gain easy access to search the full content of the Portal.

April is Advance Care Planning Month

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day to promote conversations about your wishes and values for your future health care.
Advance Care Planning or ACP is a process that helps people prepare for future health care decisions and to choose decision makers in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.
The RTO has been partnering with the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association to help people and their families prepare for a serious illness through advance care planning education. For more information on Advance Care Planning you can contact  Advance Care Planning or The Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association
 The Retired Teachers Organization and the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association  jointly provide leadership for the planning to our membership and community.
 If your RTO Branch is interested in conducting an Advance Care Planning Workshop, please  contact your Branch President or Alyson Hillier at nsrtopresident@gmail.com

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Last Updated: JULY 12th., 2024