New framework for university pension plans

Dear Colleagues:

As recent headlines attest, the Ontario government appears to be closing in on a new framework for university pension plans in this province.  In order to develop an informed response to government proposals, faculty members need a full understanding of the potentially dramatic impact these government actions could have on their financial futures.  

To this end, OCUFA has worked with industry experts to develop two educational webcasts and we ask that you actively participate in each of these online sessions. The sessions will be highly informative and interactive webcasts tailored to meet your information needs.
Space for these webcasts is limited, so you must sign up in advance.  Select the time that works best for you for each of the webcasts and click on it to register online.

Once registered, you’ll receive an email with the information you need to access the webcast.

Registration for each session will remain open until all available spaces are booked or until 60 minutes before its starting time, whichever comes first.

Please pass this invitation along to your faculty association members.  [And we apologize if you receive this notice more than once].

CLICK HERE for the Webcast invitation.


Webcast title Content Webcast schedule & online sign-up
1.     Pensions now
§  Introduction to key government proposals§  Why now? The shifting pension landscape §  How did we get here? Factors and trends that impact pension funding§  Setting the stage: guiding principles for Ontario university pension plans§  Defined benefit vs. defined contribution (capital accumulation)§  Assets vs. liabilities§  Introduction to alternative pension plan designs October 16, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
orOctober 17, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2.     Pension alternatives
§  A closer look at government proposals, including o   Governance and reportingo   Potential impacts on collective bargainingo   Transitional issues§  Other options, including merging with existing public sector plans§  Our collective government relations strategy
o   Framing our discussiono   Identifying preferred outcomes
October 22, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
orOctober 23, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Best regards,


Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
83 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 1S8
Tel: 416-979-2117 x229
Fax: 416-593-5607
E-mail: [email protected]

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