Welcome to the OTTAWA Chapter

(Including Ontario East, North and Outaouais)

 

The Ottawa Chapter of the Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) serves Bell retirees and their spouses residing in Ottawa, the Ottawa valley, Northern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and the Outaouais areas.  While some of our BPG members have moved to other parts of Canada and even abroad, we continue to provide support to these members through our regular newsletters and email.  No matter where you reside, you can reach us and we can reach you.

If you do not already receive our newsletters, please click on the tab 'Membership' and 'Application/Renewal' and follow the instructions.

While our Chapter’s annual general meetings are held in Ottawa twice a year. If you reside outside of the Ottawa area and wish to organize a local BPG satellite group, please contact the Ottawa Chair Person.

This website is available to BPG members who wish to announce on-going meetings such as monthly breakfast & luncheon meetings. If you are interested in adding your meeting announcement please contact the Webmaster.

 

Web Site Tour

The following is a quick tour of the frequented sections of this web site (Words in blue are linked to the appropriate web page).

Are you a member??? There are now three options when 'becoming a member' or 'renewing your membership'! Online using a credit card, by cheque through Canada post or cash/cheque at a meeting. Just click on 'Membership' and click on 'Application/Renewal' and follow the instructions for online application/renewal and 'pay by cheque' form.

To view our Chapter Committee members click 'About Us' then 'Committee'. To contact a committee member or the Chapter webmaster, click on their name on the Committee page.

The latest news  may be accessed from the menu item at the right. Archived Newsletters and Meeting Notes are both under 'Newsletters' .

The 'Meetings' has sub-menus for meeting 'Dates and Locations' as well as a 'Photo Album' of past meetings.

To contact us click on the 'Contact Us' tab for mailing address and email contact.

The table of 'Lunch & Breakfast Groups' that meet regularly is available via the gray block below. If you are part of a group which meets regularly that is not on the list, send an email to the Webmaster and your group will be added.

 



  • Breakfast & Lunch Groups

    May 28th, 2016

    Several groups meet regularly over a meal. We would be pleased to add your group to the list.

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  • BPG 25th Anniversary Video

    May 10th, 2020

    May 11th ( BPG’s creation), as we share this 25th Anniversary video

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  • 11 mai (date de naissance du GPB)

    May 10th, 2020

    Dès lundi le 11 mai afin de souligner la création du groupe GPB video

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  • Personal Car Insurance Refund

    April 16th, 2020

    Are you using The Personal Auto and Home Insurance?? You may be eligable for a refund!!

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  • COVID-19 vs Pensions

    March 31st, 2020

    Will the market downturn affect our pensions?????????

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  • UPDATE 25/02/2020: Class action on Bell’s interpretation of 2017 indexation

    February 25th, 2020

    New movement on class action against Bell, by a Bell pensioner, on behalf of all Bell defined benefit pensioners

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  • Bell ready to test new AI system

    January 23rd, 2020

    Bell ready to test innovative AI system to block more fraudulent phone calls - News Release

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  • BCE News Release Re: Mirko Bibic

    January 8th, 2020

    Mirko Bibik takes over BCE CEO position......

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  • Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 29, 2020

    January 8th, 2020

    When it comes to mental health, every action counts! Join in the 10th anniversary Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29 to discuss how we can all make a difference

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  • 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment

    January 24th, 2019

    The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) on our pension is based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over a 12 month period ending on October 31 of each year.

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  • Federal Budget fails to protect Defined Benefits

    March 25th, 2019

     The federal government pledged to take action in last year’s budget but has not lived up..............

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  • Bell Team and Retiree Vollunteer Program - 2019

    March 14th, 2019

    Bell is reaching out to Bell Retirees who volunteer in the community to share some exciting news about a new volunteer program that Bell will be launching in April and invite you to be part of this initiative.

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  • AGM Oct 24th Presentations

    October 31st, 2018

    INVESTOR PROTECTION CLINIC (IPC) slide show - who they are and what they do..

    ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION (OSC) slide show - who they are and what they do..

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  • BPG Ontario Launches a Facebook site

    April 8th, 2018

    We are launching a BPG Ontario Facebook page to offer another means for you as a group of Ontario retirees (including the National Capital Region) and active employees to rekindle friendships,

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  • Benefit Protection Bill C-384

    April 6th, 2018

    Scott Duvall's proposed Benefit Protection Bill C-384 will be presented at 'Town Hall' meetings 

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  • CFP Day of Action

    February 15th, 2018

    We don't need another Nortel or another Sears to demonstrate that changes need to be made.

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  • Bob Farmer's Opinion Editorial in regards to Securing Pensions

    December 9th, 2017

     Coming changes threaten security of Ontario’s pensioners

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  • Health benefits tax off the table, Trudeau says

    February 9th, 2017

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to tax Canadians on employer-provided health benefits, a declaration that came after mounting opposition to the move.

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  • USA Tax Information For BPG Snow Birds and Expats

    October 15th, 2015

    Links to USA Tax considerations for BPG members who spend extended time in the USA

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  • Pensions at Risk

    May 8th, 2016

    Risks that Defined Benefit Pensioners are facing:

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  • BEWARE OF BELL CUSTOMER SCAM

    January 26th, 2016

    One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell.

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  • WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING!!

    June 13th, 2013

    "Based on my experience,I feel that BPG is well run and effective.This is due in large part to the skilled

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  • Size matters

    May 24th, 2010

    There are about 30,000 pensioners and surviving spouses but only one third

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