The Ottawa Branch
Welcome to the website of the Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees (previously the FSNA). We have over 35,000 members. The Ottawa Branch serves the area of the City of Ottawa. We are a non-profit organization whose main mission is to advocate measures beneficial to retirees and future retirees of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Forces, the RCMP and federally appointed judges; to oppose measures inimical to them; and to participate in the development of social policies and programs for seniors.
Nomination of Directors
Each year, one-half of the twelve members of the Ottawa Branch Board of Directors reach the end of their two-year term. Elections are held to fill the resultant vacancies during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The Ottawa Branch By-Laws call for the establishment of a Nominations Committee, a written Call for Nominations and circulation to Branch members of the list of nominees not later than ten days before the AGM. To ensure transparency in the process, the call for nominations is provided to our members through the Branch Report. This allows sufficient time for the list of nominees and their CVs to be compiled and included in the next Branch Report, which will be available to members at the end of March. This information can also be viewed in the Nomination Committee's report.
Every Branch member in good standing is eligible to nominate or stand as a candidate. The nomination forms can be downloaded or obtained by calling the Branch Office (613-737-2199). The completed nomination form should be accompanied by a short C.V. or summary of the candidate’s qualifications (maximum 200 words). Completed nominations forms and accompanying CVs must be received in the Branch Office by the date set out in Winter Branch Report. They may be sent by surface mail or fax, or as an e-mail attachmment. Please mark the material for the attention of the Nominations Committee.
The Past President of the Ottawa Branch is normally the Chair of the Nominations Committee. Other members of the Committee are drawn from both current and former members of the Board of Directors.
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If you are heading out on the road
OC Transpo's FREE fare special for seniors.
Seniors 65 and older can ride free all-day on Wednesdays. This offer includes all bus routes and the O-Train, but does not include Para Transpo. Please be prepared to show proof of age to the operator. See also Seniors' Rates.
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