Making Sense of Your Pension, CPP, OAS and Group Benefits in Retirement

What is covered? —Your Pension, CPP, OAS & Group Benefit Options In Retirement

  • Teachers' Pension Plan-- in quick review
  • Government Pension Benefits: Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Government Health Benefits: BC Medical, Fair Pharmacare
  • Non-Government Group Benefits: life insurance, dental plans, extended health benefits, travel insurance

Assessing your insurance needs-- knowing the benefit rules-- finding alternatives

Premium costs of benefits vs no financial surprises vs catastrophic financial risk

Options for health care benefits

Target Audience

Suitable for all grades and positions

To Bring/Important Notes

Bring a copy of your most recent Member's Benefit Statement if you have specific questions you would like answered.


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room SS 207
Semiahmoo Secondary School

This session is full.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room SS 207
Semiahmoo Secondary School

This session is full.


  • Arnie Lambert

    Arnie has extensive experience in providing advice to BCTF representatives who sit on the Teachers’ Pension Plan Trust as well as in providing workshops on financial and non-financial aspects of retirement planning.

    Member BCRTA Pensions and Benefits Committee and retired BCTF staff pension officer.

  • Linda Watson

    Former Chair of the BC Teachers’ Pension Board.

    Member of Teachers' Pension Plan Board 2000 to 2017

    Former Chair to Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee

    Local and BCTF leader and activist for most of her teaching career.