Attend a member presentation

The CAAT Pension Plan offers free, in-person information sessions and online webinars on a variety of topics to all members. Delivered by pension experts, these sessions will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pension. With a variety of topics and options, you’re sure to find a session that’s right for you.

All member presentations are currently being held as webinars until further notice.

We offer four types of sessions for you to choose from:

  • The Retirement Planning presentation is our most popular session. It answers the most common questions we hear from members as they prepare for retirement. It’s great for any member, but we strongly encourage all members over age 50 to attend one of these presentations.
  • The Plan Overview is designed to introduce new members to the valuable, secure benefits they are earning as members of the CAAT Pension Plan. It’s great for any member, but we strongly encourage members who have joined within the last five years to attend.
  • The Introducing DBplus session introduces part-time employees who have joined the Plan, or who are thinking about joining, to the valuable features of DBplus.
  • The Pension Purchases session introduces this valuable option to increase your pension, including the types of purchases, the costs, and processes.

Upcoming member presentations

Register for the upcoming session that applies to you, at the time that works best for you.

October 1, 2020
DBplus Presentation for other-than-regular-full-time members at Centennial College
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register here

October 2, 2020
CAAT Plan Overview webinar for members at Fanshawe College
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register here

November 2, 2020
Retirement Planning webinar for members at Mohawk College
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Register here


Join us for three upcoming fall webinar series

Retirement Planning Presentation

This session answers the most common questions we hear from members as they prepare for retirement. It gives members the tools to feel prepared for retirement and build confidence about their retirement security. The session is applicable to all members, whether contributing under DBprime or DBplus.

  • How much money do I need for retirement?
  • How much pension will I get?
  • Is my pension secure?
  • What do I do to start my retirement?

These are just some of the questions covered during the session. You’ll also learn about the Plan’s flexible retirement date options, valuable survivor benefits, and inflation protection. The session uses real-world examples and retirement planning tips to help ensure a smooth transition to retirement.

Closed captioning is available. The link for it will be in the reminder email that you'll receive an hour before the webinar begins.

Tuesday, October 6
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Thursday, October 8
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Wednesday, October 14 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, October 15
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Register here

 

DBplus webinar for other-than-regular-full-time members

Designed to meet the needs of other-than-regular-full-time employees, DBplus provides a valuable defined benefit (DB) pension with a fixed contribution rate for members, matched dollar for dollar by employers.

DBplus came into effect on January 1, 2019, and is designed to pay a higher lifetime pension to members who work other-than-regular-full-time hours. DBplus improves equity between member groups and, if a member moves to full-time employment, easily accommodates the transition back to the original plan design.

During the webinar, you’ll learn more about DBplus, including:

  • What changed under DBplus and what remained the same
  • How your pension under DBplus will compare to the original design
  • What happens if you become full-time

Closed captioning is available. The link for it will be in the reminder email that you'll receive an hour before the webinar begins.

Tuesday, October 20
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monday, October 26
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 4
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Register here

 

Pension Purchases Webinar

Did you know that you can purchase additional pension in the CAAT Plan to make your pension upon retirement bigger?
 
If you have eligible periods to purchase, such as periods of employment before enrolling, breaks in employment, or if you earned a benefit from a previous employer’s pension plan, you have an opportunity to make your valuable benefit in the CAAT Plan even more valuable.

The webinar will cover:

  • What a pension purchase is
  • The amount of pension you can expect to get from a purchase
  • How to determine whether a pension purchase is right for you
  • How to make a pension purchase

Closed captioning is available. The link for it will be in the reminder email that you'll receive an hour before the webinar begins.

Tuesday, November 10
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 18
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday, November 20
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monday, November 23
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register here


Have a look at some of the feedback from members who attended a CAAT presentation last year.


Saturday regional events

Please note that Saturday sessions will not be available until large gatherings are permitted.

We also hold Saturday retirement planning events on a regular basis throughout the year. These Saturday retirement planning sessions will be led by representatives from the CAAT Pension Plan, who will answer the questions members ask about retiring. During the presentations, you’ll learn about the Plan’s benefits, including flexible retirement date options, valuable survivor benefits, and inflation protection. The sessions use real-world examples and retirement planning tips to help ensure a smooth transition to retirement.

Representatives from the CAAT Pension Plan will be available to answer your questions after the presentation. The session is free of charge, and open to all CAAT Pension Plan members and their guests. Spaces are limited.

Upcoming Saturday sessions

There are no upcoming sessions planned. Please watch this space for future updates or email presentations@caatpension.on.ca to contact the CAAT Plan directly.


What are members saying?

Still not convinced a session is right for you? Watch the video below, and learn why 90% of members who have attended a retirement planning session say they would recommend it to a colleague.

You can also watch the retirement planning sessions as “on demand” videos at any time right here on our website.