Maternity/parental Leave workshop

May 18 - 4:30-6:30 via Zoom

Open to teachers who plan to take parental leave and their partners. This workshop will cover many topics, including EI, duration of leave, benefits, and much more.

Online registration is now open at

There is NO COST to register for this event.


Financial uncertainty is another byproduct of a world-wide pandemic. There is no doubt that many are facing uncertain economic times. A two-hour workshop to support your financial wellness could be the answer to some of your driving questions.

These sessions are free of charge and will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 and Saturday, May 8, 2021, both sessions beginning at 10 am.

The two-hour Financial Wellness 101 session presented by Capital Estate Planning and the MNP Debt Group is built to give you tools to take control of your financial situation:

· How to start saving and investing.

· Easy steps on where and when to put your money.

· Tips for budgeting and saving.

· The importance of an emergency fund.

· Tips for maintaining a good credit score.

· How to handle debt and how to address it.

· Tools you can access if things get out of control.

Register for your choice here:

Saturday, March 27, 2021:

Saturday, May 8, 2021:

A Zoom link to your session will be sent out to all registrants closer to the date of the session.

Information on how to register can be found in the President's Memo emailed on June 8.

If you did NOT receive the email, and you are an RVATA35 member, contact for the access code.

VIP Course: how to connect with kids these days

Our end-of-year gift to RVATA35 teachers!

"If you own a kid, work with a kid, or love a kid, you will find something inspiring and practical in this course."

"...During the developmental years, schools—and educators—are the most significant connection point to most every child on this continent. But are the educators okay? ...Many tell me that they are finding it more and more difficult “these days” to love what they do. I think it’s time we did a better job of looking after them. First. Plain and simple."

"This course is for the parents and educators: our teachers, bus drivers, administrators, educational assistants, librarians, administrative assistants, and custodians. And anyone who leads, loves, and supports them."

(Course description paraphrased from information at

Pre-retirement workshop

2020-2021 Dates Coming Soon

Open to teachers who plan to retire within the next 5 years and their pension partners. This full-day workshop will cover many topics, including CPP/OAS/ATRF benefits, pensionable service, wills and estates, benefits and working after pension, and much more.

Online registration will open once dates are announced.

Cost is $10/person to attend.