City of Toronto/OMERS Contacts

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Below is the contact information for the City of Toronto and OMERS. Please note – in the event of a Retired Toronto Fire Fighters passing the estate/executor should contact the City to see if there are any entitlements owed (eg. life insurance). Also see Life Insurance, Article 1203 (added to RESOURCES tab) City of Toronto TEAM Central (Option 4) — …

Travel Advisory Lifted

from Snowbirdadviser Insurance Canada lifts Global Travel Advisory to avoid non-essential travel for fully vaccinated Canadians On October 21, 2021, the Government of Canada lifted its Level 3 Global COVID-19 Travel Advisory to avoid non-essential travel for fully vaccinated Canadians COVID-19 travel advisories are now being issued on a country/regional basis. As a result, travel advisory levels have now been lowered for many popular snowbird destinations to Level …

IAFF LODD: Firefighter Pierre Lacroix, Montreal IAFF L125

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Brothers and Sisters, (from TPFFA L3888) Details have now been confirmed for the ceremony for Pierre Lacroix. The following info was received from the OPFFA ATTENTION ALL OPFFA LOCALS:  Please see current information shared by Montreal President Christ Ross regarding the LODD Funeral for Montreal Firefighter Pierre Lacroix.  We will forward updates as we receive them.  Please take note that …

Toy Drive Volunteers

L3888 – UNION NOTICE: #21-180 Monday, October 18, 2021 Subject: Toy Drive – Volunteers Needed We are approaching our peak time of year and are looking for volunteers. We have decided to run a volunteer orientation session to meet and greet all of you, as well as ensure the smooth operation of the warehouse. If you would like to be …

Canadians will have to be Fully Vaccinated…

LAST UPDATED: October 13, 2021 – from SnowbirdAdvisor.ca On October 6, 2021, the federal government announced that by October 30, 2021, all travellers age 12 years and up must be fully vaccinated to board a plane, train or marine vessel in Canada. However, the federal government also stated that it would implement a one-month “transition period” until November 30, 2021, for travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, …

Promotions and Retirements

Congrats go out to the following on their promotions with the Toronto Fire Services. Promoted To District Chief – Darren Van de walker (#659) Promoted to Captain – Sean Curran (#849); Rob Hygh (#850); William (Bill) Jesty (#851); Fergus O’Halloran (#855); Stephen Wyzynski (#857). Retirements Congrats go out to Brad Oates (#765) on his retirement after 31 years and Lee …

Reminder – October Luncheon

Hello Everyone, Since our first lunch (September) worked out fine, here’s our second attempt to have a Scarborough FireFighters Retiree lunch in Port Perry since covid19 hit. It’s the usual location at THE PUB on Water St. in Port Perry. The date is Thursday, October 7th. on the Patio starting at 11:00 am. sharp. It’s first come first serve for seating on the patio with no reservations. Otherwise, …

Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Remembering our Fallen – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd This Sunday, October 3rd we would have traditionally gathered at the Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to honour the fallen whose names would be forever etched on the memorial.  Sadly this year, we will be adding 49 names to our memorial walls. Though we are all disappointed that we are unable to hold …

Ontario Association of Optometrists Strike

As we get older the vast majority of retirees find the need for eye care. If you haven’t been following the recent strike action by Ontario Optometrist here is an update from C.A.R.P. It’s been over 30 days since seniors, children, and Ontarians with serious eye conditions have been without access to OHIP Funded eye care. To date, Ontarians have …