Welcome to the website of the Algonquin Valley Branch (AVB) of the National Association of Federal Retirees. The Association is a Not-for-Profit Corporation with its headquarters in Ottawa and a membership of approximately 175,000 individuals distributed all across Canada.
Membership in the Association is open to anyone who is paying or has paid into or is receiving a pension from:
In addition, the following are eligible to join:
The AVB serves Renfrew County and organizes a diverse range of local events. The Branch has approximately 2,150 Members, and its activities are organized by a volunteer Executive and Members who serve on committees. The AVB works closely with the Association’s National Office and in cooperation with the nearby branches serving Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley, and Cornwall & District.
Broadly-speaking, the Association’s work is to significantly improve the quality and security of retirement for our members and all Canadians through advocacy and the provision of services. In addition, Members benefit from a wide range of discounts and enhanced services provided by our Preferred Partners.
For more information and to join us, please click on the links below. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
The Future of the Association
Association President Jean-Guy Soulière is inviting all Members to comment on his discussion paper “Moving Forward” that outlines a future long-term vision for the Association. You can read and respond to “Moving Forward” at the Association’s national website at: https://www.federalretirees.ca/en/Advocacy/Moving-Forward-Have-Your-Say
Algonquin Valley Branch Report for the lastest Issue of SAGE
The AVB report that appears in the Fall 2018 issue of SAGE is available here.
NOTE: CAA contact information as listed in the Fall Report is no longer valid.
If you wish to take advantage of the savings, please make your query to CAA North and Eastern Ontario using their
toll- free Corporate Telephone line 1-866-220-1205 or e-mail email@example.com
Branch Events in 2019
The schedule of Branch events in 2019 is available here.
As part of the Association's campaign to oppose Bill C-27 in its current form, the AVB Advocacy Committee discussed the Bill at a meeting with our MP Cheryl Gallant on March 15, 2017. Our report from the meeting is available here.
Paul Ballantyne has done some digging and generated a table of the members of the AVB Board/Executive since the Branch was created in 1985. The table is available here. Your corrections and additions to the table are welcome by sending an email to the Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you considering going back to work? For a few tips read Leo Buckley's "Returning to Work After Retirement" article on the subject.