In recent years, we have introduced changes to the process for renewal to make it easier for all of us to complete the registration. We have introduced electronic transfer for the payment of fees for those of you who prefer this method. We do recognize that this is not something that all members will be comfortable using, so returning the Membership Renewal form with a cheque is the second option.
How to complete payment by e-transfer:
Membership renewal by e-transfer is a two-step process. YURA has a separate e-mail address that is only used for membership renewal: firstname.lastname@example.org. First, e-transfer the membership fee, $25, to email@example.com according to the instructions below. Second, download the (fillable) membership renewal form from the link below, fill it out, save it, and then send the saved form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to enact an e-transfer: The following instructions have been worded to help first time users.
To complete an e-transfer to email@example.com, you must first sign up for On-Line Banking. Go to the Web Site of your Bank or Credit Union and follow the instructions to activate On-Line Banking. You will need your Bank Card number and will be asked to create an On-Line Banking Password.
To initiate an Internet e-Transfer: Sign into On-Line Banking and select Transfer - Interac e-Transfer. Next step is to fill in the fields indicating the Name of the Recipient (YURA) and email address of the Recipient (firstname.lastname@example.org). Add the amount ($25.00) and select your account from which it is to be drawn. YURA has 'auto deposit' in place, so for most YURA members there should be no need to enter a Security Question and Answer. HOWEVER, some smaller financial institutions (e.g. Alterna Savings, Tangerine, etc.) still require a security question and answer. IF YOU ARE USING ONE OF THESE INSTITUTIONS, please use: Question: University name? Answer: York. After you have input this, your transfer will auto deposit.
IMPORTANT! Remember to also send a completed renewal membership form to email@example.com so that we can finalize your registration. Although we ask members to renew their membership by August 15th, you may renew your membership at any time -- although the membership year expires at September 30th with the new membership year commencing October 1st.
How to complete payment by cheque:
To renew your YURA membership by cheque, please complete the membership renewal form (click the link above) and mail it with your cheque for $25 made payable to YURA to the following address:
York University Retirees' Association, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON M3J 1P3.
Although we ask members to renew their membership by August 15th, you may renew your membership at any time -- although the membership year expires at September 30th with the new membership year commencing October 1st..
A HONK code for complimentary parking will be e-mailed to you, if you have requested this on your membership renewal form. (Unfortunately, a code cannot be issued to you in person.) Please note that the parking code for 2023-24 will NOT be active before October 1, 2023. Instructions for the use of the HONK complimentary parking code will be included with the membership confirmation that is sent to you.
Required along with your payment is the completed Membership Renewal Form, whether you renew by mail or e-mail. Without the form, we are unable to know details of your level of interest in YURA involvements nor whether you requested a complimentary parking code. So please, to avoid confusion and delays, remember to submit your form! It is a fillable PDF, so once you've filled it in, just save it on your computer and then e-mail it to us an attachment. If you are renewing by regular mail, please print the form and send it to the address indicated above.
New in 2023:
- Confirmations of membership renewal are being sent by e-mail.
- The YURA membership card, previously issued annually, has been discontinued. The YU-Card has become the official identification card for all York University members, including retirees. The YU-Card is needed for library privileges, to apply for campus recreational/fitness membership, to serve as photo ID for privileges at other universities and it can be used as a debit card for use at campus retail outlets. To obtain or renew a YU-Card, government-issued photo ID and your Employee Number are required. Please visit https://www.yorku.ca/yucard/ or the YU-Card Office, 222 William Small Centre, 416-736-5674.