Queen's has arranged a variety of special deals and discounts with a variety of organizations.
While some of the benefits and discounts may be generally available to seniors and/or Queen's retirees, others are offered only to RAQ members.
In addition, RAQ members have access to a wide variety of discounts through CURAC/ARUCC (College and University Retiree Associations of Canada/Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada).
Please verify all discounts with the organization you are purchasing from as these discounts do change and we are not always informed immediately about the changes. Also check back frequently, as this list is often updated.
CARP (for RAQ Members only)
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a “New Vision of Aging for Canada” (www.carp.ca). A subscription to CARP is offered to RAQ members at a reduced rate.
Collette Travel (for RAQ Members only)
Through our association with CURAC, we have access to a broad range of international and national escorted travel tours at substantial discount. Visit the Collette Travel website.
Home/Automobile/Property Insurance (for RAQ members only)
You might like to check out the "Economical Select" program (formerly Waterloo Insurance) of the Economical Insurance Group, the home/automobile/property insurer selected by CURAC/ARUCC to offer discounted group rates on insurance to individual retirees belonging to RAQ and other CURAC/ARUCC Member Associations. After all, it costs only a bit of time to ask for a quotation. Individuals who do call the toll-free number (1-866-247-7700) should mention “CURAC” or “Group 6262” so that the agent will know they are affiliated with CURAC through the Retirees Association of Queen’s. Visit the CURAC website for more info
Literary Review of Canada (for RAQ members only)
Published since 1991, the award-winning Literary Review of Canada (LRC) is the country’s leading forum for discussion and debate about books, culture, politics and ideas. A subscription to Literary Review of Canada is offered to RAQ members at a reduced rate.
CURAC offers RAQ members Travel Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
In April 2019 CURAC signed an agreement with Johnson Insurance to make Johnson’s new Travel Cancellation/Interruption Insurance available to individuals affiliated with CURAC. RAQ has been a member of CURAC since its founding, so this offer is now available to RAQ members.
This policy is NOT medical insurance and is not offered through Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO). If you are already paying for RTO’s Extended Medical Insurance you already have the Travel Insurance/Cancellation coverage included in that plan. But if you do not need extended medical coverage but do travel out of Ontario, this new plan may be attractive.
For a single low annual premium, this new plan offers coverage for trips cancelled after the trip has been paid for but before it starts, or is interrupted by illness (or airline bankruptcy, etc.) in progress. And there is no limit to the number of trips covered in a year, provided the policyholder is home for at least 24 hours between trips. It also covers lost, stolen, or damaged luggage. Spouses and dependent offspring identified on the Application Form are also covered.
If you are interested in this plan, then you can download, print, complete and mail in the Application Form. This is Group Insurance, so where the form asks for the "Name of your employer/Association” at the bottom of Section 1, enter “CURAC – Retirees’ Assoc. of Queen’s".
The PDFs available through the links below provide the plan details and the Application Form. Mail the application form to:
2665 King Street West
SHERBROOKE, QC G1L 2G5