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Alberta Retired Teachers Charitable Foundation

Before Christmas each year, the ERTA Board of Directors selects a charity which the membership may wish to support with a financial contribution. This year, the board members have chosen the Alberta Retired Teachers Charitable Foundation. Remember to provide your full name and address so that the foundation is able to issue a receipt for income tax purposes.  

On November 17, 2010, the ARTA Board of Directors mandated an ad hoc committee to do the preliminary work required for the creation of a charitable foundation, the vision of a number of forward-looking ARTA members, to help Alberta seniors access appropriate housing and health services along with second language education programs that they may not be able to otherwise afford.

The foundation was incorporated as a non-profit society on June 22, 2012, was granted charitable status on May 25, 2015, and elected its first full-fledged Board of Directors November 25, 2015.

The foundation is fully operational and is able to solicit tax-deductible donations.

Recently the foundation entered into partnership with three health-related organizations to provide financial support for program initiatives.

Contributions by cheque, made payable to the Alberta Retired Teachers Charitable Foundation (ARTCF), can be mailed to the ARTCF office at 11835 149 Street, Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2J1. Online donations can be made through PayPal by going to Donations can also be made in honour of a loved one. Receipts will be issued in mid-December of each year.

Visit the website,, to find out more about the charitable foundation.

Membership Report -November 2017

By Cliff Otto

Current total membership                 490

Renewals as of 30 June 2017                      45

Newsletter distribution


Luncheon Registration  November 29, 2017 Deadline

Christmas Luncheon     December 6, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting February 14, 2018

Greater Edmonton           March 1 & 2, 2018

Teachers' Convention

Spring Luncheon             March 21, 2018

Retiree Brunch                 April  7, 2018

Mayfield Dinner Theatre   April 18, 2018

Second Wind Conference September 6, 2018


Merry Christmas