Questions & Answers

The following are the questions we often receive from our members and prospective members. Click on a question below to view its answer.

1. What is SCRG?

SCRG stands for the Store & Catalogue Retiree Group. It was formed to ensure a dedicated focus to the protection of company benefits and pensions of Sears Canada retirees and their surviving beneficiaries.

For legal reasons we were required to have a name that would not conflict with Sears Canada trademarks or legally registered business names. So officially we are called the Store & Catalogue Retiree Group. But we refer to ourselves as SCRG whenever possible.

2. What is SCRG’s relationship to Sears Canada?

SCRG is an independent organization. It is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Sears Canada. SCRG maintains a working relationship with Sears Canada senior management in order to fulfill its objectives.

3. Is there a fee to join SCRG? Why?

Currently the membership fee is $25 per annum. We also offer a three year price and a lifetime paid-up membership, and we encourage everyone who can, to provide a donation to help fund our planned activities.

While all SCRG directors and regional representatives are volunteers without remuneration of any kind, we do require funds for our administration expenses, such as outside legal and accounting costs, printing and mailing, and website hosting. We keep operating costs low by extensive use of volunteers and by communicating with our membership via the Internet wherever possible.

SCRG's only source of income is the membership fees and other voluntary donations that we receive.

4. Will I receive a tax receipt for my fee or donation?

No. While SCRG is registered as a not-for-profit organization, it is not a charitable organization.