Expanded Eligibility to Include Everyone Aged 65 and Older: Gordon, Johnston

The Manitoba government will expand eligibility for the high-dose influenza vaccine this fall to include all adults aged 65 years and older to ensure more Manitobans are protected from severe illness, Health Minister Audrey Gordon and Seniors and Long-term Care Minister Scott Johnston announced today.

Update: Bill 208 Heading to Final Reading - November 1st, 2022 at 10am

Please join us for the (fingers crossed) 3rd and final successful reading of Bill 208, which would see RTAM have a seat on the TRAF board for (teacher pensions) moving forward.

This historic event is being read and sponsored on November 1st, 2022 (10am) at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

Those looking to attend in person, please note that space is very limited. However, if you would like to follow along online, everyone is welcome to do so on the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba YOUTUBE channel.

We hope to celebrate with everyone on this historic day!

Join Us Bill 208

Bill 208 (Teachers’ Pension Amendment Act) unanimously passed Second Reading and is moving to final stages and a third reading.

Thank you to the Honorable Cindy Lamoureux for her work presenting and supporting Bill 208 to the Province of Manitoba. In addition, thanks are also due to all of the political advocates, politicians and our previous RTAM Board of Directors and Executive for this amazing and momentous work and achievement! The unanimous passing of this Private Member’s Bill to provide RTAM with a seat on the TRAF Board, may be the most significant advancement of our political advocacy goals in the last 15-20 years.

Facilitators, Part-time contract positions

Elections Manitoba is hiring facilitators to deliver in-class workshops for our education program, Your Power to Choose. Fun and interactive, the workshops touch on the history of elections in Manitoba, the process of making informed decisions and end with a simulated election.

Click here for more.

On behalf of the over 10,000 members of the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba, I would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021-2022 Excellence in Education Awards:

Teaching Excellence Award

Kelly Hiebert, Westwood Collegiate,  St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Shannon Siemens, Brooklands School,  St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Amanda Tetrault, Ecole River Heights,  Winnipeg School Division

RTAM is undertaking a new "Pilot Project" with collaborators and partners atiAccompany
During this "Pilot Project" RTAM members can sign up to receive iAccompany services. These services are designed for people going to medical appointments who would like support. Support can come in the form of:
- Having someone accompany you to the doctors office
- Having someone help you with registration or forms at the doctors office
- Having someone sit with you during your appointment to help ask and answer questions of your doctor
- Having someone go with you after the appointment to secure prescriptions or other needs


Research Study Exploring Manitoba’s Long-Term Care Visitation Shelters in Personal Care Homes.

We are conducting a research project with visitors, administration/staff/volunteers, and residents of personal care homes whose facilities have an outdoor all-season visitation shelter/pod. The goal of this study is to learn about your experiences using the visitation shelters/pods.

You are being invited to complete a short survey about the visitation shelters/pods. The survey will take a total expected time of about 10-20 minutes.