NUPGE launches Pension Basics Webinar Series

"The Pension Basics webinars are a part of NUPGE’s ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge base and skill level of our activists in the important area of pensions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

Ottawa (02 March 2016) — As part of its ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge base and skill level of Component pension activists, the 360,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is launching a series of five one-hour Pension Basics webinars. The webinars will take place on every third Friday, beginning March 18, 2016.

Free pension webinars offered

The webinars are designed for new or potential Component pension trustees, members of Component pension committees, as well as activists and staff who have an interest, but not a strong background, in pensions.  They have been developed in cooperation with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), a union-friendly advocacy organization specializing in Canadian pension and responsible investment.

The topics and dates for the webinars are

  • Canada’s retirement system — Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Plan funding and the role of the actuary — Friday, April 8, 2016
  • Pension investment — Friday, April 29, 2016
  • Pension law — Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Capital stewardship — Friday, June 10, 2016

Opportunity to increase knowledge, skill level and member capacity within the union

“The Pension Basics webinars are a part of NUPGE’s ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge base and skill level of our activists in the important area of pensions,” noted NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer, Larry Brown.

“They are designed to help build expertise among our next generation of pension champions and trustees within NUPGE Components.  We encourage NUPGE members who have an interest in pensions to participate in the webinars.”

Register for pension webinars today!

For more details on each of the webinars, the times they take place and how to register, click here.

Each webinar will feature expert presenters. The webinars will be available online to view at your convenience. NUPGE members who participate in all webinars and complete a self-assessment will receive a certificate of completion.

Participants will need to register for each webinar separately so they receive the proper advanced notifications. Registration must be done online.

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NUPGE Pension Basics Webinar Series

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