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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.

Current Communications

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Web content updates:Nominations are now being sought for 2016 CURAC/ARUCC Awards. Click here. 2015 Award Citations added to Awards pages… Information on CURAC/ARUCC Legendary Waterways of Europe river cruise organized by Collette: guided by Travel. More detailed information is available on the Collette tab at right, and by clicking here. CURAC/ARUCC Officers for 2015-2016 Click here… Committee Mandates and Members for 2015 Click here


What follows is an important communication, “Seniors Vote”, from CURAC/ARUCC to members and member associations from CURAC Secretary, Edgar Williams.

To: CURAC Member Associations
Attached is a joint letter to be forwarded to federal, provincial and territorial Finance Ministers and Finance Critics as we lead up to the federal budget.  CURAC/ARUCC has endorsed this letter and I forward to you for information and for any action your may wish to take. The issues raised are important to all of us and it would be appropriate that the letter be given as wide a distribution as possible.

Ed Williams Secretary      View attachment


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

Grant Hall, Queen's University

Grant Hall, Queen’s University

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.



Newsletter No. 19 Spring 2015 / Printemps 2015 numéro 19. Click “NEWSLETTERS” above for the electronic pdf versions.



 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. 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