The Pension Office administers one pension plan and a number of benefit plans on behalf of the participating employers of these plans.
The General Synod Pension Plan is a Specified Multi-Employer Plan of which the participating employers include dioceses and other Church-related organizations.
There is also a Lay Retirement Plan, which is a defined contribution plan. The participating employers of this plan include various parishes and Church-related organizations. The record-keeping and administration of this plan has been outsourced to Great-West Life formerly Canada Life.
The Pension Office also administers the long-term disability plan and a group employee benefits program. The group benefit plans include coverage for life insurance, extended health, dental and vision care, and short-term disability. The group benefit plans are insured with Manulife. This coverage is open to clergy and lay employees of the member dioceses and organizations. Retiree coverage is also available.
There is also a Self-Insured Death Benefit that covers active employees for $10,000 and retirees for $4,000.
The Continuing Education Plan is also administered by The Pension Office.
PENSION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP – 2016-2019
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS:
The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate
The Ven. Michael Thompson, General Secretary
Ms. Hanna Goschy, Treasurer
Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner, Prolocutor
Ms. Judy Robinson, Director of Pensions
ELECTED BY 2016 GENERAL SYNOD:
The Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson, Montreal
The Rt. Rev David Irving, Saskatoon
The Ven. David Selzer, Ottawa
The Ven. Samuel Rose, Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
Mr. Robert Dickson, New Westminster
Mrs. Shara Golden, Fredericton
Mr. Bob Boeckner, Toronto
Ms. Sheryl Kennedy, Toronto
Ms. Josephine Marks, Toronto
Mr. Stephen Koning, Calgary
Mr. David Stovel, Toronto
Ms. Karen McRae, Toronto
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, Toronto
APPOINTED BY THE PENSION COMMITTEE:
Ms. Jane Osler, New Westminster
Rev. Canon Todd Townshend, Huron
Mr. Michael Attwood, Toronto
The Ven. Alan Perry, Edmonton
Canon Mike Lowery, Brandon