SFUR General Information

Legal Status: Non-Profit
Description: Provincial lobby group representing retired public, private or trade union members. The SURF is affiliated with the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC), which is an independent retirees’ wing of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). CURC and the SFUR were established to lobby all levels of government for improvements on issues affecting retirees. Through CURC, the SURF is able to offer retirees health, prescription drug, dental, residential, funeral and travel insurance benefits.
The SURF and CURC offer pre-retirement workshops that deal with all the major issues, those planning for retirement need to consider. (eg: goal setting, legal issues, housing, changing relationships, retirement activities, volunteering, labour involvement, health, financial matters)
This is an introductory course for union members and their spouses/partners who:
• are coming up to retirement and asking questions about retirement;
• are considering early retirement, or on the verge of layoffs, but who are not sure if they will be able to afford it;
• have or will negotiate a pension plan, serve as a trustee on a board of pension trustees, or take a pre-retirement course through their employer;
• have an interest in knowing more about retirement in general.

Pre-Retirement Education & General Inquiries: Membership & Benefits
Program Contact Information:
Ron Monk
home: (306) 729-4478
E-mail: nancy.ron@sasktel.net

Mailing Address:
#112 – 2001 Cornwall Street
Regina, SK S4P 3X9
Phones: (11 max.) fax: (306) 359-6299

Name: Advocacy
Description: Provincial lobbying group representing and advocating for retired & senior trade union members.

Fees:
Single membership: $20/1 year (or) $50/3 years
Couple membership: $30/1 year (or) $80/3 years

Eligibility: Any person over 50 years of age, who has held union membership in a public sector, private sector or trade union affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress, at any time during their working career.
Apply Process: Membership brochures are available from the SURF office.
Email: surf.curc@yahoo.ca
Location Info: located in the office of the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Wheelchair access – designated parking spaces on street disability parking spot in front of building
Wheelchair access – front or side or back doors
front door of the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism office equipped with ramp
Wheelchair access – washrooms (at least one) Yes