Branches are the foundation of our Association. Members are assigned to a branch that is closest to their local address. The main role of a branch is to keep members informed, provide assistance to members, and to ensure there is a link between the individual members and the National Association.
The keys to the success of the branches are their very active volunteers – some of whom become executive members of the branch. Others engage in a wide variety of activities in support of the branch and their fellow members.
Each of our 84 branches varies in size and geography and each has its own methods of accomplishing its role. In a bit more detail, the role of a branch is to:
- Communicate with its members through periodic meetings, newsletters, special information meetings and training sessions
- Participate in the management of the Association through the active recruitment and retention of members, submit resolutions to be considered at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and administer the affairs of the Branch
- Provide services to members such as visitations, transportation, and other forms of individual assistance
- Participate in local/provincial advocacy, deal with issues of importance to federal retirees and seniors within their community and ensure that local politicians and MPs know about FSNA and its policies
- Fulfil its responsibilities under our FSNA's by-laws such as reporting to the National Office its financial statements and minutes of its annual general meetings; and,
- Organize social activities to engage members
If you would like the contact information for your local FSNA branch, please click here to access the branch locator tool.