A bit about myself: I joined OPTrust, which invests, manages and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, in early 2017. I’m very excited to be part of the People for Pensions project. Knowledge is power and People for Pensions is a way to inform people about defined benefit pension plans like ours and help spread the word through our social networks.
As a young person, pensions are important to me because I want to ensure I can retire one day without having to worry about not being able to meet my own basic needs. The wide variety of financial services available can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to choose the right product if you’re not an expert, so knowing that my money is being managed by professionals is extremely comforting.
Both my parents were fortunate enough to have a defined benefit pension plan and could retire with a secure and stable source of income. But that’s not the reality for many others, including the parents of my friends and family, which is why People for Pensions matters!
You don’t need to be a pension expert to be part of the community! This project will provide everyone with important facts and information about pensions – not only the OPSEU Pension Plan, but about the importance of secure income in retirement for all Canadians.