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Retiring Soon? Stay connected with your profession. PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL STATUS AS AN ONTARIO CERTIFIED TEACHER. Maintain your membership in good standing to: • participate in surveys and focus groups; • participate in pre-service program accreditations and Additional Qualifi cation course development; • return to a teaching assignment; • receive monthly updates via Your College and You; • learn about legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession; • continue your access to the Margaret Wilson professional library; • continue to receive Professionally Speaking; • nominate, run and vote in Council elections*; and • continue to use the OCT professional designation and more. * You must be a member in good standing and work a minimum of 10 days in the year prior to an election to participate. Plan to retire and never teach again? A quick note lets us know to change your offi cial status on the public register to "Retired." Or complete and submit the "Notice of Retirement" form at oct.ca to avoid the "Suspended — Non-payment of fees" status and enjoy life as an acknowledged — retired — teacher. Keep your membership alive. Share your experience. Visit the member's area (oct.ca/members) to fi nd out how. It's Easy Being Green Members can now opt to receive their renewal package via email only. Log into your account in the members area to make the change. oct.ca/members/services/login Please note this only applies: • if you haven't renewed for this year; and • to future membership years.

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