One of our own is now sitting on the Teachers Allowance Retirement Fund (TRAF) Board

Linda Blair, RTAM President was recently notified by Minister Wayne Ewasko that the government had reviewed the three candidates forwarded by RTAM and they have decided to move forward with Dave Najduch (formerly of the RTAM Board, Executive and Winnipeg School Division) as their selection to the TRAF Board. 

Dave has begun training and meetings with TRAF and will be RTAM's inaugural representative for the next two years, until completing this first term.

We congratulate Dave on his appointment to the Board and thank him for his community service and representation of retired teachers.

Dave Najduch

Welcome RTAM members, to your Hearing Care Benefits Program! 

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The Retired Teachers of Manitoba (RTAM) has teamed up with the professionals at HearingLife to provide the very best hearing care services to all its Members. HearingLife and its Network Partners have over 400 clinics across the Nation and form the largest network of Hearing Health care providers in Canada.

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The HearingLife member Advantage program provides members and their family with access to the special benefits negotiated by your organization and occasional special offers exclusive to Advantage members.  The explanation of your benefits will be sent to you by email immediately after successfully registering for the HearingLife Advantage program. 

Take Advantage now!

Your membership with RTAM makes you and your spouse/partner, children, and parents eligible to receive exclusive benefits to help you on your path to better hearing health. 

To begin registering now, visit

Election Day - Tuesday October 3, 2023

The upcoming provincial election this fall could be a confusing landscape for many of our members. People want to know what the key issues are to our community and the important speaking points that bind us together as retired teachers. To help our members, a working group was created to look at the Fall Election this October from a Retired Teacher's point of view. The document below was created by this RTAM working group with the hopes of informing and helping our members as we head into a key decision making time just before Halloween.

Please feel free to read, download and share this article with anyone in our community of retirees and educators.

Election Information Package - Click Here for the Full 4-Page Story


Benefits at a Glance - 2023

Any version of the comparison chart you currently see or have access to is not up to date. At present RTAM is waiting for MTS / Blue Cross to update their premiums and coverage information. This will happen in May and the RTAM / MTS tables will be updated and posted in this space.

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The Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Goldeyes

One of our organizations mandates, is to find opportunities for our members to come together, stay active for life and have opportunities to meet others in our community. As such, we are always open to opportunities and partnerships from groups in the province, who can offer our members chances to achieve those goals and opportunities without adding costs to RTAM operations.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes recently reached out to RTAM to offer the first steps in a partnership which would see our members offered the "famous Goldeyes mini packs" which offer packaged seats for games during the summer, at a discount to walk up or normal pricing. Please take a look at the PDF below and reach out to the Goldeyes if you are interested in mini packs or season tickets: Goldeyes Mini Packs | Winnipeg Goldeyes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Q: Is RTAM open to partnerships with all organizations?

A: Yes, as long as there is a benefit (as listed above) for our members, and the partnership doesn't require RTAM staff time, board or volunteer time or any type of financial investment or contribution by RTAM. In this case, the Goldeyes absorbed all of the cost of this promotion. They created the graphics, their team supports any calls or emails with questions, they paid for the printing and mailout! This meant RTAM didn't have to support the partnership with time or money, which we appreciate.

Q: Is RTAM pursuing any other promotions for members?

A: We are currently looking into more opportunities for our members with the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Valour Football Club and others!

Q: Is there any difference between the mini packs in this offer and other mini packs? 

A: No, there is not. All mini packs and promotions offer the same discounts as each other, they are savings compared to the walk-up or regular ticket pricing. If our mini packs were priced with better savings and larger discounts, the existing mini-pack holders would not be happy and this would create problems for other groups as well.

Q: Why use mail and not email?

A: We have a diverse set of members from ages 55 to 107! It's an amazing group with diverse needs. When starting a promotion or offer, we try (if and when possible) to use print for our older demographics who have identified as preferring print and paper and in some cases not being comfortable with digital communication.

We thank the Winnipeg Goldeyes for paying for all postage and handling on this offer!

Q: Was my personal contact information shared with the Winnipeg Goldeyes? How did they mail me?

A: When RTAM partners with a group looking to send information to our members (mail or email), we ensure to protect our members through the highest safety measures possible. Usually (as with this partnership) we use what is called a "3rd Party Clearinghouse". This is a group that specializes in protecting personal information. They act as an insured third party who collects our member information, then collects promotional material from another group and manages the mailout on behalf of everyone. This means the partner can send their message to our members, but never has access to that list or contact information.

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Bylaws, Policies, Applications and Forms - Township of Champlain

Updating our RTAM Articles of Incorporation and our RTAM Bylaws for 2023-2024

The Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba is looking to make annual updates this May at our AGM in Brandon, Manitoba. Usually our organization updates policies and bylaws, however this year we will be updating Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, while the board of directors once elected will review suggested changes to policy and test some interim policies for the new fiscal year and report back to the membership through the AGM in 2024 as to their effectiveness.

Articles of Incorporation

The aims of the changes to Articles came about with the new board of directors who were looking to increase inclusivity, update some wording to more modern terms and create a pathway for the Board of Directors to take requests for donations to students and teachers in an effort to enrich the scholastic community. The current Articles of Incorporation filed with the Companies Office / Entrepreneurship of Manitoba can be found below in addition to the proposed new Articles of Incorporation, we are looking to pass this May and then file in July.

Current Articles of Incorporation

Proposed New Articles of Incorporation


Every year the Board of Directors examines the bylaws to see if there are updates needed to help RTAM grow or improve on operations. This year is no different and the Board of Directors has gone through the existing bylaws from cover-to-cover in an attempt to update the document and re-organize some out of line information (as an example, page numbers not matching the table of contents).

We have provided the current RTAM bylaws below, which are the same as the ones found on the website under the "bylaw" tab. Also included, are the new proposed bylaws for 2023-2024.

Current RTAM Bylaws

Proposed Changes to Current Bylaws