People for Pensions is a voluntary education program for people who want to learn more about the positive aspects of defined benefit pension plans and share that information with their friends and family.

As a People for Pensions member, you can spread the word to your colleagues, friends and family about the value of DB plans – not only for members and retirees, but also the wider benefit of how secure pensions contribute to a strong economy and reduce poverty among Canadian seniors

People for Pensions is also a key resource for you to learn more about defined benefit plans. When you sign up, you will receive bi-monthly newsletters from us with interesting facts and interactive content.

We've created a simple online form here. Or if you have more questions, you can email our Community Lead, Jason White, at peopleforpensions@optrust.com.

The People for Pensions program is intended to raise awareness about the overall value of defined benefit pension plans.

The People for Pensions program provides key information for those passionate about retirement security to share information with their peers, friends and families about the value of DB plans and how the DB model supports the economy.

Anyone who is interested in learning more, and/or sharing information about the value of a DB plan can be a People for Pensions member.

We will send information about the defined benefit pension model which program members can, in turn, discuss with their co-workers and others as they see fit. Some people may want to use the information in casual conversations, while others may choose to share the information through their own social media channels. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness about the value of workplace defined benefit pension plans.

We communicate with People for Pensions members through the peopleforpensions.com website, an email newsletter, as well as through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. The Community Lead will also make several virtual presentations for workplaces across Ontario. The material will detail how defined benefit pension plans help people prepare for a secure retirement.

No! Being a People for Pensions member means you're interested in learning more about how defined benefit plans are a value to members, retirees and society. Members of the program are not expected to be experts on the specifics of pension plans.

Some members of the program will feel comfortable explaining the value they see in their workplace pension plan, such as how the plan offers secure, predictable income in retirement that is an important part of a larger retirement savings plan.

For OPTrust and OPTrust Select members, please note that detailed questions like how to qualify for benefits or how pensions and contributions are calculated should always be directed to OPTrust, optrust.com, or optrustselect.com, as applicable.

If you have more questions, you can email our Community Lead, Jason White, at peopleforpensions@optrust.com

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