Membership

Our offer

Become a member of the Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario (MROO)! Not only will you gain a voice in matters that affect OMERS retirees and seniors generally, you'll have access to a number of benefits. Membership is open to any retiree receiving an OMERS pension – and others!

Getting started

  1. Determine the type of membership you're eligible for:

    Life member

    As a life member, you'll pay a one-time membership fee of $25

    If you enroll in the MROO Health Insurance Plan before you pay the $25 membership fee, we'll waive the fee

    Life members each have one vote at annual MROO zone meetings

     

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    Honorary member

    The MROO Board of Directors determines honorary members

    Honorary members have made an outstanding contribution to OMERS pensioners or shown outstanding support on issues affecting seniors in Ontario generally and/or OMERS pensioners specifically

    As an honorary member, you'll have all the privileges of life members, except you won't be able to vote or hold office

    Associate member

    Associate members are enrolled in the OMERS pension plan, but aren't receiving their OMERS pension yet because they're still working

    Associate members must pay the membership fee. If you've already enrolled in the MROO Health Insurance Plan, we'll waive the fee

    If you're an associate member, you'll automatically become a life member when you start receiving your OMERS pension, without paying any further fee

    As an associate member, you'll have all the privileges of life members, except you won't be able to vote or hold office

    If you list your spouse/partner on your application, if you predecease him/her, they are eligible to assume the membership as an “Associate” member for life.

    Affiliate member

    Affiliate members are retirees from “other public sector employers,” are at least aged 65 and don't receive an OMERS pension

    “Other public sector employers” include government organizations and organizations primarily funded by government in the fields of health care, education (including post-secondary education), public utilities and electricity, public transportation, child care, and care for senior citizens

    As an affiliate member, you'll be eligible to enroll in the MROO Health Insurance Plan, but you won't have any of the other privileges of life members

  2. Apply now – it's easy!
  • Complete the online application form and submit it.
  • Include payment with your online application. You can pay with a VISA, American Express or Master Card credit card. PayPal will automatically email a receipt to the email address you provide.
  • You'll return to the MROO website after submitting payment where you can print your confirmation page. You'll also receive an email confirmation.

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Benefits to you

There are at least 10 Reasons Why You Should Join MROO / Dix raisons de joindre MROO.  You will: 

  • Have access to a growing list of programs and services that are geared to members' needs and interests – and help you save money.
  • Receive information you can use about important issues in retirement.
  • Be part of a unique group. MROO is the only organization speaking for OMERS retirees and working to ensure you have a better retirement.