RTOERO awards $85,000 in grants to boost community projects 

By Rosalind Russell – Grassroots projects, in Ontario and B.C. have received funding thanks to the retired teacher’s annual community grants campaign.  

Board chair, Martha Foster explains since 1968, the retired teachers’ association has been a voice for everything education with members taking on many volunteer and advocacy roles within their districts, which can apply for grants to support a local project.  

She says District 3 Algoma is one of the recipients this year receiving $4,000 to help the Kensington Conservancy in Desbarats make trail improvements.  

Foster adds $85,000 is being distributed this year to support various community projects that will improve the lives of people in their respective communities.  

Photo: The national RTOERO, which is the retired teachers organization is distributing $85,000 to community projects including the Kensington Conservancy in Desbarats. Photos provided by the Kensington Conservancy.

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