CN 100th - Preparations are well under way for the CN 100th celebrations. The Moving Celebration Tour will be in Winnipeg Sept 19th to 22nd. To learn more about the festivities and how you can participate, visit our CN 100th page. As we become aware of more details, these will be announced at our April, May and June General Meetings as well as posted on our website (cnpensioners.ca) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cnpensionersmanitoba) and in our upcoming National and Manitoba newsletters.
Spring 2019 Newsletter - The Spring edition is now available for viewing by either clicking here or visiting our Newsletter page.
National Pharmacare Interim Report - Here is the link to the Interim Report from the Advisory Council on the implementation of National Pharmacare (please note that the full report is due in June). https://www.canada.ca/…/implementation-…/interim-report.html
Next General Meeting, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 - Our next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Norwood Legion. Our Guest Speaker will be Heather Hiscock, Training Co-ordinator for The Society of Manitobans with Disabilities. She will be speaking on Community Education Services for seniors and the disabled.
Shooting Star Casino Trip, Sept 15th to 17th, 2019. Mark your calendars if you are interested. Only $145. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Albert Delbaere at 204-256-8419 or email email@example.com..
CN Pensioners' Web Portal - To register and log in, visit cnbenefits.hroffice.com. This new Portal gives you the ability to view / print your pension statements, change your address or change your banking information on line. Before logging in the first time, you must register. Just click on register link and follow the instructions. Be sure to keep your password in a safe place. After you have registered, your CN PIN number will be your log in ID. To log in, enter your pin number, and then the password that you created when you registered. Don’t forget to log out when you are finished. This Online Portal is for your convenience. However, if you prefer, you can still contact CN Pensions & Benefits through their toll free number at 1-800-361-0739 with your question or change request.
Announcing New Travel Partner Savings with Collette - To read more about this, visit our Blog page or click here.
CN Fitness Centre at Symington - For CN Pensioners wishing to join the Employee Fitness Centre at Symington Yard, membership application forms can be picked up at Symington Yard "M" Building or by clicking here. Also, for a copy of the Policy Manual, please click here.
National Pharmacare Program - The National Council of CN Pensioners has prepared a comprehensive submission to the Advisory Council and key Federal politicians in regards to a National Public Drug Plan. Click here to see a brief simple document that sums up what we are looking for.
Also, we encourage CN Pensioners to go to the website below and complete the online survey which is simple and easy, but helps get our voice heard from as many pensioners and seniors as possible.
CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund: Your role is important in your community. To read the Top 5 Reasons to give through the Community Fund, click here. For more information and to contribute, call 1-877-552-7555 or visit www.communityfundcn.com.
Travel Passes - Did You Know?
Eligibility for travel passes: The following information is from Darlene Cherry of Morneau Shepell.
The benefits rules are a bit different than the pension rules which sometimes causes confusion. A post retirement spouse is not entitled to pension survivor benefits under the plan. However, If the retiree is eligible to a Travel Card and then marries or remarries after retirement, the post-retirement spouse is eligible for the Travel Card (train pass).
You can simply call the CN Pensions Call Centre at 1-800-361-0739, and request one. The Customer Service Agent will take the required information and let you know if anything further will be required to process the application.
CN Railroaders In The Community Volunteer Grant Program - This program has recently been enhanced. To get a snapshot of some of the enhancements, visit our Blog page or for more details visit www.cn.ca/employeevolunteer.
The Pensioner's Book Store. Did you know that some of our local pensioners have authored books? To obtain a copy of one of these books and for an interesting read check out the following:
“Through the Window of a Train” and "Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era" by Barbara Lange; and “In The Arms of the Angels – Our Journey Through the Darkness of Dementia” by Janet Lewis Anderson, and "Gathering Memories" by Margaret Hollingsworth.
To purchase one of these books, please contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will put you in touch with the respective author.