What is ARM?
For over 25 years, Active Retired Members (ARM) has provided opportunities for retirees to stay involved politically and socially with colleagues at both the local and provincial level. For a $50 annual fee, you can join over 4,000 current ARM members at 10+ chapters across the province and stay engaged in the education community. Learn more about ARM.
Why join ARM?
Receive ARM Chapter newsletters to keep members informed about relevant pension, legal, social and political action matters
Involvement with retired colleagues in local social and other community activities, and travel opportunities
Access to Edvantage Discount Program
Retirement and pension information
ARM provides support and advocates for RTIP members
How to join ARM?
To join ARM, complete an online application form or call 1-800-267-7867.
The $50 annual fee is charged every January. If you join ARM mid-year, the fee is waived until the following January.
There are over 10 chapter locations across Ontario including Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara, Greater Essex, Hamilton, Waterloo and more.
Complete list of chapters and more information.
Note for members with ARM health and dental plans:
As of January 1, 2022, OTIP will combine the Retired Teachers Insurance Plan (RTIP) and ARM plans to offer the same great product under one name moving forward. As a result, you will start to see your plan referred to as your RTIP plan and ARM will no longer be referenced in our communications. Please note that this will have no impact on your coverage and will not impact your involvement with your local ARM chapter. Any fees associated with your ARM chapter will still be collected annually.