Ottawa-Carleton Branch

Welcome to the Ottawa-Carleton Branch of RWTO/OERO!

Ottawa-Carleton is a branch of over 100 members who meet to enjoy the company of other women retirees and planned events and are involved in community outreach. We welcome all former women educators from anywhere to join us. We begin each new year of retirement with a Welcome lunch in September, have a Christmas celebration in December and a Spring Luncheon and AGM in May. Other events may include:

  • speakers, presentations and workshops on topics of interest to our members
  • visits to area attractions such as art galleries, museums, historical sites, theatre productions
  • monthly meetings of our active book club and our very popular Breakfast and Conversation

Members enjoy the “caring and sharing” aspects of the organization, while having fun at the same time.

The Tulip Festival and Winterlude are two of the annual attractions in Ottawa that we enjoy in our area.  Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Eastern Ontario!

The annual membership for Ottawa-Carleton Branch for the 2024-2025 year is $60.00 payable no later than September 30, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information about the Ottawa-Carleton Branch please contact:

Sharon Chop-President
Margaret Dempsey

Upcoming Events

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Branch Newsletter

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Interest Groups

All dates, times and locations to be announced unless otherwise noted.

Coffee and Chat
December, January & February
10:00 a.m
Teacher’s Tea Time Book Club
The first Monday of each month, except June and December at Cora’s
Movie and Theatre Group
Breakfast and Conversation
Various Dates
Workshops (Genealogy, Beading, Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating).
Depending on interest of the members, various workshops are organized. throughout the year.


Branch Award

Isabel Fawthrop

This award is presented in memory of Isabel Fawthrop to the RWTO/OERO Ottawa/Carleton branch member who, over time, has demonstrated commitment extraordinary dedication and service to our membership. Marilyn Adair and Suzanne Wilson-Marjerisson, two dedicated branch members, received the first Isabel Fawthrop Award at the Annual General Meeting on May 16, 2023. Congratulations and thanks to both Marilyn and Suzanne! Joy Phillips-Johansen is the 2024 recipient of the Isabel Fawthrop Award for her dedication and commitment to RWTO/OERO and Branch Book Club.


Ottawa-Carleton Branch is active in giving support to our local community.  The focus is to support women and children across the city of Ottawa.