Making Sense of Your Pension, CPP, OAS and Voluntary Group Benefits In Retirement

What is covered? -- Your Pension, CPP, OAS, & Group Benefit Options In Retirement

*Teachers' Pension Plan: an overview (maximizing your pension and protecting others)

*Government Pension Benefits: Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement

*Government Health Benefits:  BC Medical Services Plan, Fair Pharmacare

*Non-Government  Voluntary Group Benefits: Life Insurance, Dental Plans, Extended Health Benefits, Travel Insurance

  (Assessing your insurance needs, criteria for selecting benefits -- cost,  coverage, risk, options for health care benefits)

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Target Audience: Members of the Teachers' Pension Plan with less than 10 years to their anticipated retirement


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is full.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This session is full.


  • Linda Watson

    Member of the BCRTA Pension & Benefits Committee 2018 to present

    Former Chair of the BC Teachers' Pension Board

    Member of Pension Board 2000-2017

    Former Chair of Teachers' Pension Plan Advisory  Committee

    Former 2nd Vice  President BCTF

    ATMS Certificates in Pension Management

  • Arnie Lambert

    Arnie Lambert:
    BCRTA Vice President
    Member of the BCRTA Pensions and Benefits Committee 10 years
    BCTF Pensions Committee 8 years
    Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee 10 years
    BCTF Income Security staff- 10 ½ years
    Former Local President of the Summerland Teachers’ Association
    Elementary teacher – Summerland, 25 years

  • Gerry Tiede