Corporate Employee Wellness

Program Passes
The City of Winnipeg’s Corporate Employee Wellness Program offers reduced rates for fitness services at designated City of Winnipeg operated facilities.
There are two different types of passes available for corporate groups:
Facility Passes and Active Living Passes. These passes can be purchased for either six months or one year. Facility and Active Living Passes provide the flexibility to exercise when and where it is convenient. With a number of City of Winnipeg aquatic facilities and leisure centres located throughout the City, there are active living opportunities close to home and work.
Facility Pass
Facility Passes can be used for general admission during public hours at any City of Winnipeg aquatic facility or leisure centre. These facilities offer a variety of amenities including pools, whirlpools, saunas, indoor tracks, weight rooms, cardio equipment and fitness areas. Amenities differ from facility to facility.
Active Living Pass
The versatile Active Living Pass offers all the benefits of the Facility Pass, and can also be used for any City of Winnipeg drop-in Active Living class. There are a number of aquafitness and fitness classes to choose from.
The Corporate Employee Wellness Program is offered to any company or organization with 12 or more individuals interested in purchasing a pass.
Individuals can purchase a pass for themselves and sponsor up to five family members or friends at the same rate.
How to Become a Corporate Employee Wellness Program Member
Individuals (including retirees) can go to any City of Winnipeg aquatic facility or leisure centre or 395 Main Street with proof of employment/association to purchase a pass.
Examples of proof of employment/association include:
• Letter on company/organization letterhead stating full name of individual and verifying that they are a retiree, employee or member A Corporate Employee Wellness Program member wanting to sponsor
family members or friends must complete a Sponsorship Form, which can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting any City of Winnipeg aquatic facility or leisure centre.

Aquatic Facilities
Aquafitness drop-in programs are available at all aquatic facilities (with the exception of Eldon Ross).
• Bonivital 1215 Archibald St. swim, sauna, hot tub
• Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 999 Sargent Ave. swim, sauna, diving boards, weight room, cardio equipment, track
• Eldon Ross 1887 Pacific Ave. W swim, whirlpool
• Elmwood Kildonans 909 Concordia Ave. swim, sauna, diving board, weight room, cardio equipment, water slide (additional fee)
• Kinsmen Sherbrook 381 Sherbrook St. swim, weight room, cardio equipment
• Margaret Grant 685 Dalhousie Dr. swim
• Pan Am 25 Poseidon Bay swim, weight room, diving boards, cardio equipment, walk/jog area
• Sergeant Tommy Prince Place 90 Sinclair St. swim, weight room, cardio equipment
• Seven Oaks 444 Adsum Dr. swim, sauna, diving boards
• St. James Assiniboia Centennial 644 Parkdale St. swim, sauna, diving board, whirlpool, weight room, cardio equipment, track
• St. James Civic Centre 2055 Ness Ave. swim, weight room, cardio equipment
• Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha St. swim, sauna 

Leisure Centres

• Fort Rouge Leisure Centre 625 Osborne St. weight room, cardio equipment
• Freight House Recreation Centre Door #1 - 200 Isabel St. weight room, cardio equipment
• Peguis Trail Health & Fitness Centre 1400 Rothesay St. weight room, cardio equipment, track, boxing bags
Both PDF documents are available for you to download or print:
CEWP Corporate Brochure 2022 23    CEWP Short Brochure 2022 23


  1. A retired teacher who has a Permanent Manitoba Teaching Certificate and 5 years of teaching experience but does not receive a pension from TRAF.
  2. If you do not meet this criteria, complete Associate Member application.

Full Member Application Non TRAF


  1. Full Member criteria: Has a Permanent Manitoba Teaching Certificate from the Department of Education plus 5 years of teaching experience.
  2. Associate Membership: If you do not meet the above criteria, fill out Associate Membership Form.

Full Member Application TRAF


  1. An educator, resident in Manitoba, who is in receipt of a pension from a teacher’s fund in a Canadian jurisdiction outside of Manitoba, or
  2. An educator in receipt of a Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Fund (CSSF) pension, or resident in Manitoba and in receipt of an equivalent pension from a Canadian jurisdiction outside of Manitoba, or
  3. A non-educator in receipt of a TRAF pension, or 
  4. A person who holds a teaching certificate, who is not retired, who is contributing to TRAF, the CSSF, or its equivalent in a Canadian jurisdiction, and who is a member of the RTAM Long Term Care Plan, or
  5. A person who is not retired, who is contributing to a Manitoba university or college pension fund, or its equivalent in a Canadian jurisdiction outside of Manitoba, and is a member of the RTAM Long Term Care Plan, or
  6. The spouse/partner of a full or associate member, or
  7. The surviving spouse/partner of a full or associate member.

Associate Membership

The RTAM Chapter Initiative Grant (CIG)

CIG is available to chapters to promote member engagement. Chapters are urged to develop a project and/or activity that meets the unique needs of their individual membership. Once the plan has been formulated, an application form (attached) should be completed and sent to the RTAM office. Each chapter is eligible for a subsidy of up to $250 per fiscal year to assist with their project. Be aware that funding is limited. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

RTAM Chapter Innitiative Grant

The RTAM Wellness Initiative Grant (WIG)

The RTAM Wellness Initiative Grant (WIG) is available to chapters to promote member engagement. Chapters are urged to develop a project and/or activity that meets the unique needs of their individual membership. Once the plan has been formulated, an application form (attached) should be completed and sent to the RTAM office. Each chapter is eligible for a subsidy of up to $250 per fiscal year to assist with their project. Be aware that funding is limited. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

RTAM Wellness Initiative Grant Application Form Mar 2022

CPP Investments has partnered with the Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba (RTAM) to help improve communication with the community who is about to or is currently accessing the Canadian Pension Plan.

In this partnership, RTAM will meet in person with CPP Investments every two years in advance of their in-person community updates and public speaking sessions. This partnership also allows the office and RTAM Board of Directors, unprecedented access to the CCPI leadership to help with our own development and growth. Recently Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum from CPPI met with RTAM President Linda Blair, their meeting, planning session and discussions, now paving the way for new Emeritus and Emerita members and committee formation with RTAM.

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About CPPI

The CPP Investment Board was established by an Act of Parliament in December 1997.

We are accountable to Parliament and to federal and provincial ministers who serve as the CPP stewards. However, we are governed and managed independently from the CPP itself, and operate at arm’s length from governments.

We take our responsibility to Canadians very seriously and operate with a clear mandate – to maximize returns without undue risk of loss.

Our detailed mandate and objectives

Our mandate is set out in legislation. It states that:

  • We invest in the best interests of CPP contributors and beneficiaries.
  • We have a singular objective: to maximize long-term investment returns without undue risk, taking into account the factors that may affect the funding of the Canada Pension Plan and its ability to meet its financial obligations.
  • We provide cash management services to the Canada Pension Plan so that they can pay benefits.

Our unique structure

The CPP Investments mandate is based on a governance structure that distinguishes us from a sovereign wealth fund. We have an investment-only mandate, unencumbered by political agendas and insulated from political interference in investment decision-making. Our management reports to an independent Board of Directors.

In carrying out our mandate, we aim to continually develop, execute and enhance the investment strategy that balances prospective risk and reward in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the CPP Fund.

Notre Mandat

L’Office d’investissement du Régime de pensions du Canada (« l’Office ») est une société d’État créée par une loi du Parlement en décembre 1997.

Nous rendons des comptes au Parlement et aux ministres des Finances fédéral et provinciaux, qui sont les gérants du RPC. Cependant, nous sommes régis et gérés de manière indépendante du RPC et n’avons pas de lien de dépendance avec les gouvernements.

Nous prenons très au sérieux notre responsabilité envers les Canadiens et exerçons nos activités en respectant notre mandat, soit dégager un rendement maximal tout en évitant des risques de perte indus.

Notre mandat et nos objectifs

Notre mandat, défini dans notre loi directrice, est le suivant :

  • investir dans l’intérêt des cotisants et des bénéficiaires du RPC;
  • réaliser notre objectif unique, soit optimiser le rendement à long terme tout en évitant des risques indus, en tenant compte des facteurs pouvant avoir un effet
  • sur le financement du RPC ainsi que sur son aptitude à s’acquitter de ses obligations financières;
  • fournir des services de gestion de la trésorerie au RPC afin qu’il puisse verser les prestations.

Notre structure unique

Le mandat de Investissements RPC s’appuie sur une structure de gouvernance robuste qui nous distingue des fonds souverains. Notre mandat, qui est axé uniquement sur le placement, est à l’abri des programmes politiques et de toute ingérence politique dans la prise des décisions de placement. Les membres de la direction rendent compte à un conseil d’administration indépendant.

Pour mener à bien notre mandat, nous nous employons à élaborer, à mettre en œuvre et à améliorer, de façon continue, la stratégie de placement qui, grâce à un équilibre entre les risques et les rendements prévus, sera la plus efficace, d’après nous, pour favoriser la viabilité à long terme du RPC.

How you can help as a Retired Teacher

RTAM has recently partnered with several groups across the province in recent months, in an effort to support the crisis in Ukraine and the incoming refugees and immigrants coming from their country and surounding areas in Eastern Europe. Please take a look at the partnerships listed below. All of our new partners are looking for retired teachers to sign up as volunteers and help with support programs or classes being offered for newcomers.

NEEDS Winnipeg is one of the first stops for incoming Ukrainians to the province's capital city. They will work with Ukrainians who are being offered permanent homes in Winnipeg.

Website: N.E.E.D.S. Inc. – Accessible Services to Newcomer Children and Youth (

Contact: Kirby Borgardt, Director of Operations & Settlement Workers in Schools (e) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (p) (204) 940-1271


MANSO is similar to NEEDS Winnipeg, and is a first stop for many incoming Ukrainians. However, MANSO helps those who call towns and municipalities outside Winnipeg their home. MANSO ensures that all Ukrainians around the province are offered support and connected with a support system when they arrive.

Website: Homepage - MANSO (

Contact: Emily Halldorson, Ukraine Response Coordinator (e) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (p) (204) 272-0875


Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural & Education Centre, is home to newcomer programs. Oseredok currently offers limited daytime programs for newcomers, but due to limited staff and resources cannot meet the demand for additional classes or evening classes. RTAM is hoping our retired teachers within the city of Winnipeg will sign up as teachers for these programs and help Oseredok and their team deliver more support to the Ukrainian community. If you are interested in helping teach newcomers, please reach out today.

Website: Volunteer | Oseredok 

Contact: Yulia Zmerzla, Executive Director (e) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (p) (204)942-0218


Ukrainian Canadian Congress is a large community and organization with membership and services throughout Canada. They are an integral part of helping Ukrainians as they come to Manitoba to begin new chapters and lives. Please see the list of volunteer needs below.


Volunteer Oportunity #1 - UCC Manitoba Welcome Desk (James Richardson Airport)

UCC Manitoba operates a Welcome Desk for the Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Winnipeg by air. The Desk operates between 8:30 a.m. and midnight seven days a week.

The primary role of the Desk is to meet and greet the newcomers and to help them access the hotels which are provided by the provincial government. Volunteers are asked to sign up for two hour shifts.

Duties: greet newcomers, provide orientation booklet and other printed material, register arrivals in Desk Log Book, contact hotel to ensure room availability, order hotel shuttle, answer general questions to the best of ability.

Training and orientation is provided. Validated parking is available for the volunteers. Supervision and support via telephone available throughout the shift.

Language requirement: While Ukrainian language is an asset, it is not essential. Ukrainian speaking volunteer

Those interested can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer Oportunity #2 - UCC-MPC Mentor Program

The UCC-MPC Mentor Program matches Canadian mentors with a newcomer Ukrainian family who has requested support from a mentor.

Duties: Mentors will meet, stay-in-touch, and may be asked to assist newcomers with navigating various day to day tasks including but not limited to:
• Connecting newcomers with the Provincial Reception Hub where newcomers can apply for their SIN, MB Health Card, MB Start and connect to other settlement services for employment, housing and financial support.
• Helping with setting up a bank account.
• Helping to enroll any children in school or daycare.
• Mobile phone plans / SIM card setup.
• Apartment set-up (helping to find furniture and household donations)

Mentors will be their support system, guide, driver, and most importantly a friend to lean on. Mentors will not be responsible for housing newcomers.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours per week for approximately 1-3 months. As a mentor you may develop a longer-term relationship with the family although this is not required.

Orientation: Mentors are provided with a list of resources to assist them. The Mentor Program Coordinator is also available to answer questions.

Language requirements: English. Mentors do not have to speak Ukrainian although google translate may be needed.

Other: Use of a vehicle is important. Those interested can complete the google form:

Volunteer Oportunity #3 - Best Western Reception Hub – UCC Community Table

The Reception Hub is located at the Best Western Airport Hotel at 1715 Wellington. Various services are on site at the ‘one-stop-shop’ for Ukrainian newcomers. This includes Service Canada, Manitoba Health, Public Health, Manitoba Start, New Journey Housing, Immigrant Centre, NEEDS Inc. and UCC-MPC Community volunteer table.

Duties: Be a 'friendly welcoming presence' at the Hub in the first language of people arriving. This may include showing them around to the various services in the room, making connections to these services and providing limited language assistance. Answering questions that may arise about navigating community services. Signing people up for daily van shuttle services and community excursions. Providing resources and ‘giveaways’ (ex: SIM cards, adaptors, bus tickets).

Time commitment: The Reception Hub is open Monday to Friday 9 – 5 (closed stat holidays) Volunteer shifts are 10 am – 1 pm or 1 pm-4 pm.

Orientation: Orientation information is provided to volunteers via email. Volunteer coordinator is available to answer questions or help problem solve.

Language requirements: Volunteers must be able to converse comfortably in English and Ukrainian.

Interested individuals can fill out the survey:

Volunteer Oportunity #3 - UNF Newcomer Help Center - 935 Main Street

In conjunction with UCC Manitoba, the Ukrainian National Federation Winnipeg Branch operates a newcomer Help Center which distributes donated clothing, household items and non-perishable food. It also serves as a clearinghouse for information on settlement services and community opportunities.

Duties could include sorting donated items, helping newcomers select items, providing very basic low-level advice on settlement questions and generally being helpful to clients who visit the center.

Center operates from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Language requirement: Ideal for a volunteer with limited or no Ukrainian language. Paired with Ukrainian speakers.

Those interested can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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Express Scripts Canada

The Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba (RTAM) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Express Scripts Canada, available to all our members as an opt-into at their own discression. Express Scripts will help members who rely on perscriptions in their day to day lives by offering enhanced home delivery options and in some cases reduced fees and cost savings. Express Scripts also works with Johnson Insurance to help deliver a smooth member service.

Important Links & Contacts

RTAM / Express Scripts Liaison and Account Manager – Rita Garofalo

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Keep In Touch Magazine – Please opt-in if you would like to keep receiving a print version of KIT

Member Opt-In
In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint as an organization, the Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba (RTAM) has created an “Opt-In” for the print version of the KIT magazine heading into the winter edition.
RTAM is committed to ensuring all members, who would like a print version of KIT, are still able to receive their copy by mail. We ask everyone interested in continuing to receive a print version of KIT to opt-in through the link provided below or by calling Dianne in the RTAM office at 204-889-3660.

The Impact
RTAM is currently printing more than 40,000 KIT magazines a year which equates to more than 1.2 million in pages and ink being consumed each year. The staggering cost to manage KIT and the mail service to our members is more than $95,000 per year, making up almost one quarter (¼) of the RTAM budget.
With a reduction in print needs for next year (and years to come), RTAM hopes to improve upon their environmental impact while also freeing up funds for member programs, events and initiatives.
Anyone who does not opt into the Winter print version of KIT will be able to access the magazine through our platform ISSUU, on social media and the RTAM website.

Bonus Content and Instructions
To further promote the digital version of KIT, starting in 2023 members will be able to access exclusive content through the online magazine… bonus photos, stories and contests!
• To keep receiving a printed version of the KIT Magazine, please fill out the form through the provided link
• If you are having problems with the link, please call Dianne in the RTAM office at 204-889-3660.
• To access our archive of online KIT magazines, please visit the RTAM Website (Click Here) or visit our partners at ISSUU Online Magazines >