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Service to Others

What is Project Service to Others?
Project Service to Others is a Provincial RTO/ERO programme that provides grants to Districts that support the concept of “Service to Others” The intent is to raise the profile of retired teachers by visibly demonstrating to active teachers and the public-at-large, that retired teachers care about their communities and about public education and are willing to do something to help those who need assistance. These assisted projects could be in any form that supports the goals of Project Service to Others as outlined below.

What are the Goals of Project Service to Others?
• To provide financial assistance to education
-related and other community projects
• To facilitate member participation in education and/or community projects
• To promote District/ Unit participation in local, overseas educational/ community projects
• To raise the profile of retired teachers of RTO/ERO
• To demonstrate to the general public that retired teachers continue to serve after retirement.
• To demonstrate to potential RTO/ERO members that RTO/ERO is a dynamic organization to which they should consider belonging when they retire from active teaching

What kinds of projects might be considered?
• Local heritage and culture projects
• Support for initiatives from First Nations' communities
• School day care for the children of single teenage mothers
• Special arts and education programmes for children
• Support for the disadvantaged
• Visitation/support programmes for shut-ins
• Support for home groups
• Support for initiatives in developing countries
• Crisis centres
• Medical and social programmes for the needy
• ESL, literacy and numeracy programmes
• School dropout programmes

The above is a list of examples only and does not preclude other types of projects.


An Opportunity to Volunteer

The Nanny Angel Network ia a not for profit organization that provides reliefchildcare to mothers with cancer. They spend 4 hours weekly with the children so that the mothers can rest, attend appointments and focus on getting well.

For more information:

Lora Catrambone
Manager of Volunteer Engagement and Community Partnerships
Nanny Angel Network
1000 Shepppard Ave., West
Toronto, ON  M3H 2T6


416-730-0025 X236