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The important decisions that will determine your retirement lifestyle
should not be made at the last minute as you fill out your forms.

How can you prepare to
confidently make the choices

that are right for you?

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce that we are now offering our popular online workshop Making Sense of Your Pension, CPP, OAS and Group Benefits.

The workshop is open to all active teachers in BC. Since the workshop was introduced in 2016, more than 2,700 teachers have participated, learning more about the Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and voluntary groups benefits (dental, extended health, travel).

Our sessions are an important complement to the Approaching Retirement webinars provided by the Teachers’ Pension Plan.

On voluntary group benefits, we emphasize “best friend advice” and inform teachers about how to choose the plan that best meets their needs for the years ahead, and highlight some details of the plans offered by Greenshield Canada, Johnson Insurance and Pacific Blue Cross.

Teacher ratings for our sessions are consistently high thanks to our knowledgeable facilitators and excellent retirement planning resources. When we ask if participants would recommend the seminar to a friend, the answer is a very strong “YES!”

Teachers particularly appreciate the opportunity to have their personal questions answered during the session or as a follow-up using by email.

Our online version of this workshop was introduced in May and over 700 teachers have had a chance to participate in our new online sessions.

Visiting will link teachers to a 2 minute registration process.

We have scheduled 7 online sessions for 2023-2024. These online sessions are free!

Upcoming dates:

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  • November 16, 2023 @ 7PM
  • November 23, 2023 @7PM
  • January 18, 2024 @ 7PM
  • February 29 2024 @7PM
  • April 3, 2024@7PM
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  • May 9, 2024 @7PM
  • May 29, 2024 @7PM
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