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District 21



Renfrew County brings together what good living is all about - urbanized areas complete with contemporary conveniences, and small rural communities surrounded by vast open spaces. Throughout Renfrew County these contrasts in lifestyles are only minutes apart. Hours normally spent in rush hour traffic of large cities can be reserved for recreational pursuits in the Valley. A quiet lake with a fishing hole is never far away and golf lovers can choose a different course each day of the week. Renfrew County has approximately 158,000 acres of clean, clear water. As a result, recreational boating, beaches and marinas are abundant. Numerous ski hills, and hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross-county ski trails and snowmobile trails make Renfrew County a four-season paradise. Cultural events and social activities are rich in variety and talent. Valley neighbourhoods are clean and secure - great places to raise families and enjoy the good life. All have easy access to excellent educational and health care facilities. Parks and recreational areas are plentiful and well maintained, while historical museums and public libraries are designed as people places.



Renfrew County is large (the largest in southern Ontario) District 21 is divided into two RTO-ERO Units. Everything from Cobden and west is our North Unit while every place east of this village is the South Unit. Each unit has its own executive which meets on a regular basis throughout the year. Unit 211 (North) has 543 members, Unit 212 (South) has 320 for a total of membership of the District of 863. (2019 stats.)

District 21 of the Retired Teacher of Ontario, Les Enseignantes et Enseignants Retraites de L'Ontario represents retired education workers in Renfrew County and parts of Pontiac County on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River.  If retirement is in sight for you, we invite you to check out the many benefits of belonging to RTO/ERO.

Your retirement starts here. The link below will take you to the Provincial Web site.

Join the largest insurance provider for retired educators in Canada covering 89,000 members and dependents.


  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Guaranteed travel coverage at no additional cost
  • Exclusive perks and discounts
  • Customized travel adventures
  • Our award-winning Renaissance magazine
  • Pension and political advocacy
  • Bilingual services 
  • Volunteer and job opportunities 

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) has provided excellent programs and services for teachersschool and board administrators, educational support staff, childhood educators, child care professionals and college and university faculty in retirement.

A bilingual, non-profit organization, RTO/ERO provides a strong and active voice for over 72,000 members ranging in age from 46 to 109, including over 6,700 associate members.Membership brochure