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  • The importance of investment returns to the pension plan

    November 24, 2020

    A significant advantage of defined benefit pension plans like TRAF is the long-term compounding of investment returns on contributions. Learn more.

     
  • November pension change notices for retired members available online

    November 20, 2020

    Pension change notices for November are now available in Online Services. Notices are available online only, but may be printed from your account. This notice will only be added to your account if there has been a change in your net monthly pension payment. To view your notice, register for or log in to your Online Services account and choose “My TRAF Documents.”

     
  • TRAF's office temporarily closed to the public

    November 12, 2020

    Starting November 12 and until further notice, TRAF’s office is closed to the public.
    The Johnston Terminal, where our office is located, is also temporarily closed.

    In-person member appointments will continue to be suspended until at least June 30, 2021. Our staff remain available to answer your enquiries by phone or email during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also continue to accept pre-scheduled phone appointments one Saturday each month during the school year. Contact us to book your appointment for an available Saturday.

    As an alternative to dropping off documents at our office, we encourage members to share documents with us through our secure online platform. Register for and log in to Online Services for immediate access to this easy-to-use tool.

     
  • Fall 2020 newsletters are available now

    October 29, 2020

    Read the fall 2020 editions of The Link (for active and deferred members) and The Horizon (for retired members). News stories include: the impact of investment returns on the pension plan; TRAF appoints Chief Investment Officer; July 2020 retirement statistics; 2020-2021 office hours and more.

     
  • In-person member appointments suspended until June 30, 2021

    October 29, 2020

    In-person member appointments will continue to be suspended until at least June 30, 2021. We thank everyone for their continued understanding as we all do our part to keep Manitobans safe.

    We are pleased to report that we are able to successfully assist new pension applicants and have personal discussions with members regarding their pensions over the phone.

    Our staff remain available to answer your enquiries by phone or email during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one Saturday each month during the school year. In July and August, our office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Please feel free to contact us to arrange a phone appointment at a convenient time. Contact us at 204-949-0048 or toll-free at 800-782-0714 or by email at info@traf.mb.ca.

     
  • Graeme Hay appointed Chief Investment Officer

    September 15, 2020

    TRAF is pleased to announce that Graeme Hay has been promoted to Chief Investment Officer (CIO) effective September 15, 2020.

    Graeme joined TRAF in February 2013 and has worked in progressively senior roles, including his appointment to Vice President, Investments in 2018. In his new role as CIO, Graeme will formally lead all of TRAF’s investment activities, including strategy and allocation decisions, for approximately $7 billion in assets. He will oversee a four-person team of investment professionals who collectively monitor over 30 external investment manager relationships, and will continue to play a pivotal role on the Internal Investment Committee.

    We look forward to continuing TRAF’s long-term investment success under Graeme’s leadership.

     
  • The 2019 Annual Report is now available

    July 15, 2020

    The 2019 Annual Report is now available. Read the report for details on governance, member services, funded status of the plan, cost of living adjustments, investments and more.

     
  • Current contact information required for electronic deposit of pension payments

    April 21, 2020

    In order for you to receive electronic deposit of your pension payments, TRAF must have a current mailing address, email and phone number. It is imperative that you keep us fully informed of any changes to your contact information.

    If your mail is returned to TRAF undelivered, we will attempt to contact you by email and by telephone for an address update. If we are unsuccessful, you will no longer be eligible for the electronic deposit of your pension payments. Your monthly pension cheques will be printed and held in our office until contact has been re-established.

    Register for and log in to Online Services and click "Account Profile" to update your information.

     
  • A message to our members

    April 9, 2020

    The President & CEO of TRAF shared a message with our members. See the letter or read the message in our COVID-19 updates.

     
  • Online Services registration required

    March 27, 2020

    While we encourage all members to register for Online Services, registration is now a pre-requisite for anyone who applies for pension.

    Registering for Online Services includes many benefits: active members can view their benefits statements and retired members can review their pension payments. But most importantly, it is simple, safe and secure and allows you to access your personal information anytime.

    Register today, and contact us if you have any questions.