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CURAC/ARUCC is the federation of retiree associations at colleges and universities across Canada. CURAC/ARUCC est la fédération des associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada. CURAC/ARUCC is a non-profit federation of retiree organizations at colleges and universities across Canada. Its primary aims are to coordinate activities that promote communication among member organizations, to share information, provide mutual assistance, and speak publicly on issues of common concern to its more than fifteen thousand members across Canada.


Web content updates: Click here to see the benefits surveys… The names and citations of individual and institutional CURAC/ARUCC Awardees are available under “Awards, and by clicking here… The list of Officers and the committee mandates/memberships has been updated to May 2016 (accessed by button under “About Us”)… Post-conference material has been added to the benefits survey (click “Benefits button”)… CURAC/ARUCC Privacy policy may be reviewed by clicking here or the button at lower right.Updated information on Collette: Guided by Travel is available here and on the link at rightClick here or on Newsletters for CURAC’s/ARUCC’s latest Issue… Windsor University Retirees Association (WURA) celebrates its 25th anniversary in pictures in WURA’s December NewsletterConnect with CURAC/ARUCC on FaceBook (Login Required) Link is also on “”About Us” at right

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Current Communications


Taking the Pulse of Seniors’ Health Care in 2016 was prepared by the CURAC Health Care Policy Committee. It has been forwarded to the Council of the Federation comprising all 13 provincial Premiers, the Prime Minister and the federal ministers of Health and Finance.

Announcing the 2017 CURAC/ARUCC Annual Conference and AGM, in Ottawa, hosted by the Carleton University Retirees Association

The Conference web page can be accessed from CURA home page or by clicking here. The Conference leaflet is located on the Conference website, accessible also here. A registration form can be easily located on the conference website. Early-bird registration is available

The University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association hosted the 2016 CURAC/ARUCC Annual Conference and AGM.


A second honour has been bestowed on CURAC/ARUCC President Kenneth Craig. He has received an honourary Degree from Dalhousie University, in addition to his earlier appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada (Please see below and click here to read his Dalhousie citation and congratulations from the CURAC Board



Ken Craig, CURAC/ARUCC President and an emeritus professor at UBC, has been appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for his research into the psychology of pain. For more details, please see the Vancouver Sun, July 3, 2015



Congratulations to the Retirees’ Association of Queen’s for an excellent Annual Conference.. Conference Details and reports from the AGM and the Board meetings will be posted ASAP, along with the results of the Friday afternoon sessions. The webmaster has had to cope with the Stygian task of bringing a lot of material together and to keep his commitment to other organizations and activities in check. “Stuff” will be posted ASAP.

CURAC/ARUCC 2015 AGM Agenda and Reports are available HERE

2015 CURAC/ARUCC Annual Conference Travel Subsidy Policy and Travel Subsidy application forms


2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 CURAC/ARUCC Annual Conference was held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, from May 20 to May 22, 2015. The theme was “Looking Ahead.”

The Program details are available by clicking here.



 2015/04/17 CURAC announces 2015 CURAC/ARUCC National Award Winners (Click here..)



CURAC Policy on Population Aging and Long Term National Strategies for Seniors  February 2015. Together with this post is a Letter from the Federal Minister of Health, the Hon. Rona Ambrose, and a reply to her letter from CURAC President, Dr. Sandra Pyke



 The current CARP Membership Form is now available. Click the “CARP Membership” link under the “Benefits” button to the right for information about signing up for, or renewing, a CARP Membership at a special reduced rate for retirees belonging to retiree associations that are CURAC/ARUCC members.



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Bulletins are short statements approved by the CURAC/ARUCC Board of Directors issued from time to time on matters of broad interest. … No. 12 Palliative Care/End of Life Care: What do we need?…. No. 11 Sunny Days for Health Care?: Reflections from the CURAC Health Care Policy Committee… No. 10 Roundtable Report On Recruiting New Members To Retiree Associations CURAC Conference Discussion Group Session Held May 22, 2015… No. 9 Isn’t it time for a national pharmacare plan for Canada?… … No. 8 Directors Liability Insurance: a Discussion Paper on Legal Liability, Risk Management and the Role of Directors in Non-Profit Organizations June 2015_3…. No. 7 Termination or Surrender of Life Insurance by Seniors June 2015_2…. No. 6 Expanded Travel Opportunities for CURAC Retiree Association Members June 2015…. No. 5 CURAC Campus Parking Summary January 2015…. No. 4    CHT REFORM IS INADEQUATE AND INEQUITABLE    January 2014…. No. 3    Selected highlights from the CAUT Almanac 2013-14    October 2013…. No. 2    On Wellness and Summary of “In Defense of Medicare”   May 2013…. No. 1    Annual Report of the CURAC Pension Committee   May 2012

To contact us:
By Mail: CURAC/ARUCC, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
By Email: President Kenneth Craig: kcraig [at] psych [dot] ubc [dot] ca
OR Secretary Ed Williams: edgarwilliams [at] NL [dot] rogers [dot] com