Branch News

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is planned for Wednesday April 18 at the Perth Civitan Hall.  Doors will open at 9:00AM, with the meeting starting at 10:00.  A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:00. Following lunch, any remaining business will be completed and a few door prizes will be drawn.  The meeting will end before 2:00PM.

For planning purposes, we ask that you pre-register by letting us know your name, a contact telephone number, and the number of people registering.  Pre-registration can by done as follows:

  • By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By phone to the Branch phone number at (343) 341-2687 (Perth)

Details of the event are available in the AGM announcement flyer, and can be viewed by clicking on this link.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PSHCP Electronic Claims and New Pensioner Rates

New electronic web and mobile PSHCP claims submission, plus new PSHCP pensioner contribution rates are available on our National web site here.

Fall Social Event

Our Fall Social and Luncheon was held on October 18 2017, at the Carleton Place Arena.  The event featured a noon-hour light luncheon followed by musical entertainment with Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Don Cochrane and his band.

We welcomed about 70 members and a few guests at the event.  Cost to attend was $12.00, with some costs being subsidized by the Branch, as we have done in previous years.  We would like to make this an annual event, so if any members have ideas about improving this type of get-together or how to attract more attendees, please let us know. You can contact any of the Board members, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Annual General Meeting

A very successful Branch Annual General Meeting was held on April 19 2017 at the Almonte Civitan Club.  Attendees had a chance to view a number of displays presented by Preferred Partners and other associations of interest to seniors.  As well as the normal business portion of the meeting, a presentation by lawyer Craig Halpenny proved to be of great interest to members.  We would like to thank Craig for his talk on legal issues related to seniors, and for answering numerous questions from the floor.

Documentation from the 2017 Branch Annual General Meeting is available online.  Two documents were handed out at the meeting on April 19, 2017.  One document was the meeting agenda, plus the minutes from the 2016 AGM.  The other is the Annual Report, covering activities for the calendar year 2016.  Click on an item below to view these documents.

 Pension Indexing

At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the Association with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective on January 1st.  

The pension indexation rate effective January 1, 2018 is 1.6%.