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Promoting retirees’ financial security, health and well-being

The National Association of Federal Retirees (Federal Retirees) is the largest national advocacy organization representing active and retired members of the federal public service, Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and retired federally appointed judges, as well as their partners and survivors.
With 176,000 members, including more than 60,000 veterans and their families, the Association has been a non-partisan advocate for improvements to the financial security, health and well-being of our members and all Canadians for over 50 years.
We believe every Canadian, today and in the future, should enjoy the benefits of better retirement income security and a strong, sustainable health care system.

 

Federal Retirees has 79 branches across the country. 

Fraser Valley West Branch BC04 

is one of fifteen branches in the BC/Yukon District.  With over 2200 members, the branch spans the geographic area from 120th Street (Surrey) in the west, to 276th Street (Aldergrove) in the east, to 124th Avenue (Maple Ridge) in the north, and 0 Avenue (South Surrey, White Rock) in the South. About 85 % of our members reside in Surrey, North Delta, Langley, and White Rock. Our geographic centre is Cloverdale, Surrey.

Like all Federal Retirees’ branches, Fraser Valley West runs on the generosity, commitment and creativity of our volunteers, with the support of professional staff at National Office. 

Fraser Valley West’s key core services are:

  • Advocacy – at the local level, in step with national initiatives to promote and protect the financial security, health and well-being of our members and all Canadians;
  • Information sharing –keeping members up-to-date on current issues and help them make informed choices; 
  • Member support – Connecting individual members and their families with the information they need to access their pensions and benefits; 
  • Volunteer support and development;
  • Membership recruitment and engagement. (Each new member strengthens our voice). 

 We also have fun. Currently, we host three major social gatherings each year: 

  • the Annual Branch Meeting in March, 
  • the summer barbecue in July and
  • the Christmas general meeting and luncheon, 

as well as informal “Meet & Chat” coffee meetings each month and throughout the year a series of Speaker Events on topics related to our advocacy mandate or of general interest to our members.

If you contribute to a federal superannuation plan, you are eligible for membership.  It’s easy to join, and there are perks – discounts and preferred rates for members!   Check it out at  www.federalretirees.ca/fraservalleywest

 

Ian Spence

President,

Fraser Valley West Branch - BC04