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Lanark District 29 is a district of RTO/ERO, a bilingual and voluntary organization.  RTO Lanark District 29 serves the communities of Almonte, Carleton Place, Lanark, Pakenham, Perth and Smiths Falls with a membership of 522 members, borth Full and Associate Members.  As members of RTO/ERO, we are truly proud of the diverse nature of our rural communities.

RTO Lanark District 29 members are very active in the community and folunteer for many different organizations.  Lanark District 29 supports and provides funding through a "Project: Service-to-Others" program for children's needs, locatl food banks and Regional Heritage Fair.

Our Political Advocacy committee keeps our members informed about important issues and topics.  It informs the provincial body of the views of the District and reports to members about provincial initiatives.  (email address: [email protected]). 

Below you will see a photo of Gail Thomas, in the foreground, who has just retired as our longtime editor of the Maple Leaf, shown with friends

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.Membrochure