The RTO/ERO Foundation

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Imagine a Canada where seniors get the care and support they need, where, when and how they need it.

A Canada where we have a better understanding of the different dimensions of aging, and more health professionals are trained to apply that knowledge.

And envision a rising number of seniors who play an active role in the things that matter to them.

Seniors who are part of daily life – around their neighbourhoods, as volunteers, in the workplace and across generations.

That quality of life is the dream of the RTO/ERO Foundation.

Established in 2011 by the Retired Teachers of Ontario, and inspired by the philanthropy of its members, we share that dream with over 75,000 RTO/ERO members, families, partners and friends.

We invite you to join us in our collective effort to

Enhance the quality of life of aging adults.

Explore our website to see how…


“Senior Friendly 7” to receive $50k grant from Foundation in honour of RTO/ERO’s 50th anniversary
May 30, 2018 – Toronto
In recognition of 50 years of the Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) serving its education community in retirement, the RTO/ERO Foundation announced today a $50,000 grant to be awarded to Sunnybrook Health Sciences’ Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto. (Read more ...)



Foundation announces 2018 Call for Proposals: $50k grant to be awarded in honour of RTO/ERO’s 50th anniversary
Mar 6, 2018 – Toronto
The RTO/ERO Foundation has put out a new call for proposals for a grant of $50,000, to be awarded in late May 2018. (Read more ...)



#GivingTuesday: Share your spirit of giving
Nov 24, 2017 – Toronto
After the sales, sprees and savings of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider making a donation to enhance the quality of life of aging adults through the RTO/ERO Foundation.(Read more ...)



DANCE, self-screening for UI among new projects funded by RTO/ERO Foundation to empower healthier aging Canadians
Oct 26, 2017 – Toronto
In its continued commitment to invest in meaningful and outcomes-based research and initiatives that focus on healthy aging, the Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation (RTO/ERO Foundation) announced almost $50,000 in funding for two new projects based out of Ontario and British Columbia.(Read more ...)



RTO/ERO Foundation Announces $100,000 in New Grants to address Social Isolation of Seniors
May 17, 2017 – Toronto
The Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation (RTO/ERO Foundation) announced today the funding of four new projects, valued at $100,000, to address social isolation of older adults across the province. (Read more ...)