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There are many web resources for the retired educator to explore. First, we’ve repeated the Retired Teachers’ Associations here for your convenience. Then, we added other links that have been found useful by some.  If you have some links to recommend, please drop us an email.

Retired Teachers’ Associations

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Lifestyles for Seniors

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Continuing Education

  • McGill Community for Lifelong Learning – MCLL is a community of mature learners where the emphasis is placed on ‘peer learning’ through participation in self-directed study groups of 7 to 20 members.
  • Creative Retirement Manitoba – A highly acclaimed guide for retirees to Manitoban, Canadian and global information and services.
  • Virtual Museum Of Canada – A great site full of interesting learning opportunities, it has a range of beautifully presented topics for personal study and enjoyment.

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Wellness

  • National Seniors Strategy – A project of the Canadian Medical Association, supported by ACER-CART. Add your voice to the call for a National Seniors Strategy. By doing so, you will be part of the movement that will help bring about the change we need.
  • McMaster Optimal Aging Portal – It is designed to make the best scientific evidence on how we can manage our health conditions and stay healthy, active and engaged as we grow older, easily accessible and understandable to a broad range of citizens. The Portal draws content from three best-in-class one-stop shops.
  • Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging – CCAA is Canada’s leader in current research and program development for improved physical ability and healthy aging for older adults. It is a not-for-profit national research and education centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.
  • Health Canada – Addresses health topics including cancer, hepatitis, natural health products, STDs, smoking, and food and nutrition.
  • Dietitians of Canada – Eat Well, Live Well – Comprehensive nutritional resources. Includes a meal planner and fact sheets for healthy eating.
  • Women’s Health Matters– Evidence-based and updated information on women’s health and news, and research findings on women’s diseases and lifestyle trends.
  • Seniors Fraud – A Brockville police site that explains many of the frauds perpetrated against seniors. Be aware of these for your financial protection.
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association: This site has a page dedicated to consumer/patient information.
  • MedBroadcast: Condition and disease information. The contents of this site are for informational purposes only and are meant to be discussed with your physician or other qualified health care professional before being acted on.
  • Medscape: This site has a listing of speciality sites and the latest medical news.
  • DrugWatch: This is a comprehensive website database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
  • Canadian Health Care Coalition: The Canadian Health Coalition is a public advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of Medicare. Its membership is comprised of national organizations representing nurses, health care workers, seniors, churches, anti-poverty groups, women, students and trade unions in 9 provinces and one territory.
  • Canadian Drug Rehab Centres: The Canadian Drug Rehab Centre’s directory addresses the increasing demand for current and comprehensive resources relating to residential treatment programs and outpatient rehabilitation programs in Canada only. It provides information that is necessary, reliable and convenient.

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Bargains

  • BargainMoose: The blog of a shopaholic Manitoban who scours the internet daily looking for bargains.
  • Flyerland.ca:  Lets you peruse all this week’s flyers online.
  • RedFlagDeals.com: Around for 10 years, this site’s strengths lies in the thousands of users who find special offers. Worth a daily visit!
  • SmartCanucks:Users spread the word about a wide array of products that companies are giving away free. Has a contest page for the latest sweepstakes and draws offered by brands.

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Travel

  • Travel Guild – Several long-stay and tour opportunities described here.
  • Travel Canada – Have you visited our country? This is the official site of the Canadian Tourism Commission.

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Search Engines

  • Google – One of the best text-searching search engines for the Internet.
  • The WebCrawler – This is another general purpose text searcher.
  • Yahoo Canada – Searches both by text and by category.
  • Canada411 – The Canadian white pages – personal and business.
  • Yahoo People Search – USA – Searching for individuals via E-Mail, Telephone, Net Phone, Government in the United States of America.
  • Canadian Government – Various information and search options.
  • My Excite – Another search engine to use.
  • HotBot – A different kind of search engine.
  • Amazon.com – lists a wide range of shopping options, has an international directory and an extensive catalogue of products.

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Other

  • Canadian Teachers’ Federation – the national organization of active teachers.
  • Statistics Canada – has data and analyses on virtually every aspect of Canada’s society and economy.
  • CRA/ARC – A Canadian government site that provides useful information about pension splitting.
  • Mortgage and Financial Calculators – a USA resource for consumers, professionals and researchers, this resource features over 100 different financial calculators.
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is an independent body working to protect and inform consumers of financial products and services.
  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: The central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on mass marketing fraud (telemarketing), advance fee fraud letters (e.g. West African), internet fraud and I.D theft complaints.