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Welcome to District 17, Simcoe County. A four-season hub of activity, Simcoe County is one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. Because of its size, District 17 is divided into four units:

Unit 1 – Central Simcoe (Barrie and Elmvale)

Unit 2 – North Simcoe (Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia)

Unit 3 – South Simcoe (Alliston and Bradford)

Unit 4 – West Simcoe (Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner and


Each unit has its own executive or coordinating committee which is responsible for the unit activities.

As a district, we hold regular monthly executive meetings and organize both an Annual General Meeting in late spring and a Fall General Meeting each September. Travel opportunities at home and abroad are offered to our members and we advocate throughout the year on behalf of all members in the areas of health benefits, pension and retirement concerns and current issues that are relevant to members and seniors in general.

Our district newsletter, The Bulletin Board, is published twice a year, informing members about issues of concern to us all and highlighting special events and activities at both the District and Unit levels. We take pride in our active community involvement, including annual donations to worthy causes that support seniors, children and communities. Each year, in May and October, we send four members to Toronto to attend the RTO/ERO Provincial Senate, providing a chance to see the organization in action from a broader perspective.

Your retirement starts here. The link below will take you to the Provincial Web site.

Join the largest insurance provider for retired educators in Canada covering 89,000 members and dependents.


  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Guaranteed travel coverage at no additional cost
  • Exclusive perks and discounts
  • Customized travel adventures
  • Our award-winning Renaissance magazine
  • Pension and political advocacy
  • Bilingual services 
  • Volunteer and job opportunities 

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) has provided excellent programs and services for teachersschool and board administrators, educational support staff, childhood educators, child care professionals and college and university faculty in retirement.

A bilingual, non-profit organization, RTO/ERO provides a strong and active voice for over 72,000 members ranging in age from 46 to 109, including over 6,700 associate members.Membership brochure