History

Municipal Retirees Organization of Ontario (MROO) was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1977. We speak on behalf of all Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pensioners and provide services to 23,000 members and growing. MROO is the largest OMERS retiree organization and the only one with membership open to retirees from all walks of local government life. MROO welcomes former union, non-union and management employees of:

  • municipalities
  • police services
  • fire services
  • libraries
  • school boards
  • health units
  • electricity distributors
  • children's aid societies, and
  • other employers in the OMERS pension plan

MROO is an independent, non-partisan organization. We voice the interests of OMERS retirees to OMERS and governments of all levels and represent our membership in legislative matters that affect retirees. We advocate in favour of the OMERS pension plan and retirement income adequacy. In addition, MROO offers members the opportunity to obtain health, dental, travel, life, home, and auto insurance coverage; scholarships for members' relatives; and ongoing communication on retirement issues.

For a better understanding of how MROO has evolved over the years, please refer to our detailed history.