In 1989 Canada Post established a formal program to commemorate the contributions made to Canada’s postal services by the Corporation’s retired and long- service employees. Today the Heritage Club has 24 local chapters and over 20,000 members across Canada.
The Heritage Club aims at developing pride among its members, celebrating the best from the past, sharing the achievements of the present and creating opportunities for the future.
From regular get-togethers and cultural outings, to recreational events and community focused projects, the Club’s activities can take a wide range of forms. For example, chapter members contribute thousands of hours every year to the Santa Letter Writing Program and to helping community charities raise money for various causes. They also raise money from among their members to support community ventures such as literacy programs, food hamper drives at Christmas and Easter and various charities to help children, the homeless, the sick and infirm.