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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: On the “Membership” tab at the right side, please find the 2017-2018 Membership joining/renewal form… Click on the Newsletters tab above to find links to member association newsletters as well as the CURAC/ARUCC Newsletters/bulletins… Click here to see the benefits surveys… The names and citations of 2016 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 right… 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


Click here for an important letter from CURAC/ARUCC President Ken Craig, outlining the benefits of membership in CURAC/ARUCC.

The Board of Directors of CURAC/ARUCC invites nominations for the Board, to be elected for a two year term at the 2017 AGM May 24-26 at Carleton University in Ottawa. For details consult the Call for Nominations page.

CURAC/ARUCC Awards 2017: click here for the CURAC/ARUCC Awards Policy and the current Awards nomination form

Some pictures of the May CURAC/ARUCC Conference and Annual General meeting at the University of Saskatchewan may be viewed by clicking here.

The University of Windsor Retiree’s Association is in the midst of its 25th anniversary celebrations . An index of WURA Newsletter issues can be retrieved by clicking here. From December 2015 to the current (September 2016) issue are a number of celebratory articles.

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



 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