Six retirees association members chatting at the President's Reception.

Why join UMRA?

Keep informed about UM and colleagues

UMRA provides an informative newsletter twice a year. It’s a great way to stay in touch not only with the activities of your Association, but with everything happening at UM, and to hear news from and about colleagues.

Stay connected with campus life

UMRA offers a wealth of opportunities to remain connected with campus life, providing information about many events of interest at the university.

Associate with peers and colleagues

UMRA provides a forum for renewing your acquaintance with colleagues and peers, making new friends and enjoying social activities such as the semi-annual President’s Reception and other organized events.

Help represent UM retirees’ interests

UMRA defends the interests of retirees in the university's pension and benefits plans and has a representative on the UM Staff Benefits Committee. UMRA full members can actively participate in the governance of the Association by serving as voting members of the executive committee, and may participate in the annual general meeting as a voting member.

Enjoy special benefits such as discounted insurance rates

UMRA has benefits the university offers only to retirees who are UMRA members, and discounted insurance rates for travel, trip cancellation, car, house, and pets available through Johnson Insurance, thanks to UMRA's membership in CURAC.

Make an impact

UMRA continues to make an impact through our endowment funds (a bursary and scholarship) that support learning and research at the University of Manitoba.

Membership options

We offer two membership options: Associate and Member. Discover the best option for you by clicking on the links below.


One year $15.00

Two years $25.00

Lifetime $100.00

  • Participate in activities, such as receptions and field trips 
  • Eligible to serve on the various committees 
  • Stay up-to-date with spring and fall retiree newsletters 
  • Participate in the governance of UMRA, vote in elections and serve as a voting member of the Executive committee 
  • Enhanced benefits from College & University Retirees Association of Canada (CURAC)
    • Economical car and home insurance
    • PetSecure™  pet care insurance 
    • RTO/ERO insurance which provides extended health benefit insurance 
    • MEDOC travel insurance that provides trip cancellation/interruption and emergency health care. Medoc also provides trip cancellation insurance for those who already have out-of-province medical insurance 
    • Travel planning

The annual membership year is October 1 to September 30. Member fees support UMRA's operations, activities and student awards.


No fee

  • Participate in activities, such as receptions and field trips
  • Eligible to serve on the various committees
  • Stay up-to-date with spring and fall retiree newsletters

UMRA has over 800 members and associates. Annual and bi-annual members are notified by mail regarding membership renewal. A member who does not renew will be kept on the membership list as an associate. 

Please notify UMRA if you have recent changes to your email or mailing address by emailing  

Note that your or (retiree email account) may have expired because an annual password change is required.

Need help with your email? see the general UM email login page or get help with your retiree email account.

Member Resources

Links of interest

University of Manitoba
Health Services after 75 (PDF)
UMFA - University of Manitoba Faculty Association
AESES - Association of Employees Supporting Education Services
University of Winnipeg Retirees Association
CURAC - College and University Retiree Associations of Canada
Member Retiree Associations - CURAC college & university associations across Canada
Creative Retirement Manitoba - non-profit with the mission to provide education to older adults
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Senior Centres - the centres offer accessible and affordable programs
Government of Manitoba - a guide for the caregiver
Government of Manitoba - a guide on legal information for seniors
About Winnipeg - Tourism Winnipeg
Sites of Interest - Top 10 attractions in Manitoba
Academics without Borders
AROHE - Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Educations
The Chronicle of Higher Education
University Women's Club of Winnipeg
Volunteer Manitoba - Volunteer Opportunities
What's Next - United Way program offering opportunities for retirees

How to join UMRA

We're so excited for you to join us! Find out how to join below.

 Membership Application Form (PDF)

Complete the Application for Membership form and submit to:

UMRA, c/o Learning & Organizational Development
309 Administration Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

The Use of Personal Information 

Signing the membership form is your consent for UMRA to collect information that will be used to correspond with you by mail, telephone or e-mail. UMRA will use the information solely for the purpose of communicating with its Members and Associates.  The information will not be provided to any other organization for any reason except for the mass mailing of a publication. The organization doing our mailing shall guarantee the list will be kept confidential. For more information about the Association's Privacy Policy visit our website by clicking on the link or contact the UMRA office.

Contact us

University of Manitoba Retiree Association
c/o Learning & Organizational Development
309 Administration Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada