FRAUD ALERT

Its no secret we all worked hard for our pensions and/or salaries. Its also no surprise that there are thieves out there just looking to scam us out of those hard earn dollars. The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre is reporting an increase in fraud directed towards most everyday facets of our lives. Report Scams / Fraud Please be careful and …

MROO Retiree Benefits – Victor

Now that we are well into this COVID thing I’m sure many are wondering if any relief will come from with regards to the travel insurance premium. This link will take you to an update on travel insurance from VICTOR (MROO) and questions asked by many who are members. The following is what they have to say with regard to …

Captain Duncan Gibson Funeral Update with GoFundMe info

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Brothers and Sisters, It is with profound sadness that I notify you of the passing of Active Local 3888 member, Acting Captain Duncan Gibson from Station 433 D. After a courageous battle with esophageal cancer, Duncan passed peacefully with his family by side.  Duncan was a recruit and classmate, Class 2000. A highly intelligent, articulate and caring young man.  He …

Retirement/Promotion

Morgan Dixon (#653) and Paul Henderson (#702) have decided to stop living at work effective June 30th. Best wishes and welcome to the ‘R’ shift as you start working at living! “I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” – Dick …

OMERS Passes Five Amendments

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Back on June 23rd, we posted about the possible change(s) OMERS Sponsor Corporation was contemplating. The very next day they voted to make the following five changes. Extending leave purchase deadlines Reducing or eliminating the 36-month employment requirement for purchases of periods of reduced pay Permitting temporary layoffs as purchasable service Non-full-time expansion Shared Risk Indexing

Gene Dionne Funeral Notice

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gene Dionne seniority #421 at the age of 69. Gene passed away at 6:30 this morning at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay of brain cancer. He started with the Scarborough Fire Department on August 19, 1974 and worked his way to Captain and retired on April 30, 2007 …

OMERS – Shared Risk Indexing

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If you haven’t heard OMERS is considering a change or move if you will too ‘Shared Risk Indexing’. A previous post from the OPFFA gave information on this possible change. The following is from OMERS and better explains why and who it may affect. “The change under consideration means that the SC Board, based on its annual assessment of the …

Scarborough Fire Fighters Golf

A reminder — Just 10 days until tee off. So lets play some golf… The Scarborough Fire Fighters Golf is back on with a new date and start time. The Date is Friday, June 26, 2020 – Start time is 10:00 am. Price is for Golf – $55.00. Drinks should be available for purchase. In speaking with the course (and …

IAFF Leadership Award

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Ed Kennedy Receives IAFF Leadership Award. Ed started with the Scarborough Fire Department in 1981. He has advocated for fire fighters for the majority of his fire fighting career. As a Scarborough Fire Fighter he served as an Executive Officer and Vice President for the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Association (IAFF Local 626). After the amalgamation of the five cities …

Reopening Ontario

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) case numbers continue to decline the province is slowly opening up more of the province. In addition to the areas announced for June 12th the following can move to Stage 2 on Friday June 19th. Which means more businesses opening and more people getting back to work, albeit to a new normal. …Informed by public health …