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Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Branch,
National Association of Federal Retirees

The National Association of Federal Retirees is a not-for-profit association dedicated to protecting the rights and enhancing the benefits of federal retirees.

The main role of the Branch is to keep members informed, provide assistance to members, and to ensure there is a link between the individual members and the National Association.

This web site is designed to keep our members up to date with Branch activities and to provide easy access to other sites such as the National Association, Government web sites of general interest to retirees, and other information that may be useful to seniors.

Fall Social Event 2018

The Branch has held a Fall social event for the past few years.  This is not a business meeting, but a way for members to get together for a light lunch and get to know each other. Details for this year’s event are as follows:

Date:  Monday October 15, 2018  Time:  Doors open at noon, Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Almonte Civitan Club,  500 Almonte St. (Wolf Grove Road), west of Hwy 29.

Following lunch, Ottawa Valley and Nashville recording artist Arlene Quinn will entertain us with an hour or so of her traditional and original songs.

Cost: Members: $12.00, non-members $15.00, in advance.

Please send your reservation request and cheque payable to Nat. Assoc. of Federal Retirees, to us at P.O. Box 20133, Perth ON K7H 3M6.  Arrangements can also be made by contacting us at (343) 341-2687 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For planning purposes, please get your reservation to us by Monday October 8.  We hope to see you there!

Cpl. Burridge Needs Your Help

We have learned that a member of the RCMP is in desperate need of a new kidney.  In order to spread the word in his search for a donor, we have reproduced an article about him that appeared in the RCMP Veteran's Association magazine "The Quarterly".  You can read about Cpl. Burridge and his search in the Branch News section, or by clicking on this link.

Pension Indexing

At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the Association with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective on January 1st.  

The pension indexation rate effective January 1, 2018 is 1.6%.