Member Newsletter - Jun 2017

Posted for Members, June 1, 2017

Canadians across generations want secure, predictable retirement income

The Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council (CPPLC) held its inaugural forum, A National Discussion on Public Pension Issues at Ryerson University on April 13, 2017Derek Dobson, CAAT Pension Plan’s CEO & Plan Manager, spoke at the forum about the results of CPPLC’s national survey of Canadian’s values and attitudes toward retirement income. Read more...

Derek Dobson on Modern DB pension plans

Visit our Advocacy page to read two recent articles written by CAAT Pension Plan CEO, Derek Dobson. Read more...

Annual report now available

The CAAT Pension Plan 2016 Annual Report, The Next Fifty Years, is now available on our website. Read more...

2016 investment performance

The CAAT Pension Plan’s assets reached $9.4 billion at December 31, 2016, compared with $8.6 billion at the end of 2015. Read more...

The Plan's top strategic priorities

Benefit security. Stable contribution rates. Equity among generations of members. These are more than just buzzwords; they are the highest strategic priorities for the CAAT Plan’s governors, and crucial components of a Modern, defined benefit (DB) pension plan. Without one, the other two would be difficult to achieve and to maintain. Read more…

Joint governance adds value

One of the hallmarks of a Modern defined benefit (DB) pension plan is that those who share the costs and bear the risks have a say in how the plan is run. This system, called joint governance, is an important feature of the CAAT Pension Plan. Read more…

Recent changes to the Sponsors’ Committee

Recent changes to the Sponsors’ Committee. Read more…

Sheridan Student Union to join CAAT Plan

Effective September 1, 2017, the Sheridan Student Union will join the CAAT Pension Plan as a participating employer. Read more…

50 facts for 50 years: CAAT Plan Board and Funding (Facts 16-25)

Here are five facts are about the CAAT Plan’s Board of Trustees and Sponsors’ Committee, and CAAT Plan funding. Read more…

Common-law qualification period moves to 3 years starting January 2018

On May 31, the CAAT Pension Plan’s governors approved a restatement of the Plan Text designed to bring the document up-to-date by removing obsolete provisions, ensure alignment with legislation and give members added flexibility. The restated Plan Text goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Read more…

Your opinion counts: Take the survey

The 2017 Member Opinion Survey closes soon. Read more…

5 components of a sustainable pension plan

How does a Modern DB pension plan stay sustainable? There are five key components needed for a successful Modern DB plan, like the CAAT Pension Plan. Read more…