Virtual pre-retirement course

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Get retirement-ready with an engaging and informative two-day course from the National Association of Federal Retirees. 

Demystify retirement with a two-day virtual pre-retirement course from the National Association of Federal Retirees in collaboration with certified pension presenter Melody Walz, Tradex and GERAS Centre for Aging Research.

Register for an upcoming course.

This two-day course is designed to prepare federal employees to transition from work to retirement. Some of the topics covered include your public service pension plan, financial planning, estate planning and living your best life in retirement.

The special introductory $100 attendance fee includes course materials, a virtual 20-minute appointment with Melody Walz (Consultant) to gain some insight into the process of transitioning from federal public service employee to pensioner, and a financial assessment with Tradex.

Don’t forget to share this invitation with any current federal employees or recent retirees you know because the cost of a one-year membership with the Association is included for all course participants who are not yet members! Each membership supports our work to protect pensions and benefits for federal employees and retirees and gives you access to useful information and great savings too. 

Our collaborators

Tradex is an “at cost” financial services company established in 1960 and one of the Association’s preferred partners. Tradex aims to provide current and former public servants, Canadian Forces, RCMP members and their families, trustworthy, professional financial advice and high-quality mutual funds and other investments at lower cost.

The GERAS Centre for Aging Research is part of Hamilton Health sciences and affiliated with McMaster University. Its mission is to make life better for older adults by bringing the best research to the frontlines of care as quickly as possible. The GERAS team are leaders in geriatric research, innovation and learning for the benefit of our community and the world.

Melody Walz has more than 25 years of experience in federal pay, pension and insurance benefits. She began providing pension seminars in 1989 and has delivered more than 140 sessions to date. Walz is a certified presenter with the Pension Centre, which has been a mandatory requirement by Public Services Procurement Canada since 2006. 

Upcoming course dates

SOLD OUT June 24-25 (English)

SOLD OUT Sept. 16-17 (English)

SOLD OUT Oct. 21-22 (French)

SOLD OUT Nov. 18-19 (English)

SOLD OUT Dec. 9-10 (English)

We’re sold out for 2024! Federal Retirees would like to thank everyone who signed up for our pre-retirement course this year. New calendar dates for 2025 coming soon.