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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: Results of 2016 CURAC/ARUCC Benefits Survey are available by clicking here>… For quick access to Travel Subsidy Form, directly click hereClick 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… Newsletter issue #21 (Fall 2015) is now available from the Newsletters page… Membership renewal forms for 2016-17 available here…..La version français du bulletin numéro 20 est maintenant disponible… 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

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Current Communications


NEW! Clickable Table of Contents for 2016 Conference Schedules and Reports

The University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association is hosting the 2016 CURAC/ARUCC Annual Conference and AGM. Updated conference information has been posted by the Conference convenors, (click here). Delegate travel subsidy information can be obtained by clicking the AGM tab in the 2016 Conferences page, or directly clicking here


The Board of Directors of CURAC\ARUCC consists of twelve members each elected at an Annual General Meeting for a two year term. At the next AGM to be held May 25-27, 2016 at the University of Saskatchewan, the term of office for seven of the current directors will expire. Consequently, in anticipation of one or more vacancies, nominations are now invited for the following positions: Secretary, Treasurer and five Directors each for the two year term 2016-18. Incumbents in these positions are eligible for further nomination.
We request that each nomination be accompanied by a short bio (maximum 200 words) and a photo if available. The bios should contain information regarding a) recent involvement in activities within the local retirees association; b) a history at the university including active administrative service as well as involvements in external agencies; and c) an indication of comfort and familiarity with computer applications.
Please forward any nominations by March 18, 2016 to Sandra Pyke, Chair of the Nominating Committee at spyke@yorku.ca


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