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  • November pension change notices for retired members available online

    November 22, 2022

    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.”

     
  • Bill 208 expands number of TRAF Board members to nine

    November 7, 2022

    Bill 208, The Teachers' Pensions Amendment Act, which increases the number of TRAF Board members from seven to nine, received Royal Assent on November 3. One of the new members will be appointed from a list of nominees provided to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning by the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba. The other will be a citizen member selected by the Province of Manitoba. Both additional members will be appointed by an Order in Council. We will post an update when the appointments have been made and communicated to us.

     
  • Fall 2022 newsletters are available now

    October 31, 2022

    Read the fall 2022 editions of The Link (for active and deferred members) and The Horizon (for retired members). News stories include July 2022 member statistics and an in memoriam for TRAF's oldest member, Mime Westcott.

     
  • Return to regular business operations

    October 7, 2022

    TRAF is open during regular business hours for document drop-offs and pick-ups. You can also 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.  

    In addition to phone and Zoom appointments, which have proven to be effective and convenient, we are also open for in-person appointments. Please note that walk-ins are not permitted. Prior to your visit, please review the Visiting TRAF fact sheet, which outlines how to make an appointment and what you can expect when you visit.

     
  • The 2021 Annual Report is now available

    July 15, 2022

    The 2021 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.

     
  • 2022 cost of living adjustment

    March 15, 2022

    Effective July 1, 2022, TRAF will pay a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2.10% to eligible members receiving a TRAF pension.

    To learn more, visit Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).

     
  • Current contact information required for electronic deposit of pension payments

    February 22, 2022

    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.

     
  • Your 2021 T4A is now available

    February 22, 2022

    Your 2021 T4A is now available in your Online Services account. Login or register today. Paper copies were mailed in mid-February.

     
  • Returning to teach or work after retirement

    January 5, 2022

    If you return to teach under contract in a position covered by TRAF while collecting your pension and work more than 120 full days in a school year (including substitute service), your pension will be suspended on the 121st day and you must again contribute to TRAF. You are required to notify your employer(s) that you are receiving a TRAF pension and you will be required to track the number of days you work and notify your employer(s) and TRAF when that number reaches 120 days. Your employer is also required to notify TRAF in writing when the number of days is expected to reach 120 days.

    The 120-day rule does not apply if you are age 65 or older and have at least 15 years of qualifying service before reaching your 121st day.

    If you have returned or plan to return to teaching (or any other position covered by TRAF) after retirement, it is important that you understand all of the rules that apply, including both the 120-day rule and the 90-day rule, and the impact they may have on your pension.

    For more information, please refer to the Teaching After Retirement fact sheet. We also encourage you to contact us to discuss your personal situation.

     
  • Financial outlook of the TRAF pension plan

    December 22, 2021

    A “Special Edition Newsletter Focused on Sustainability” is now available, which focuses on the plan's funding, account structure and long-term financial outlook.

    Whether you’re early or mid-career, or approaching or enjoying retirement, it’s important to understand the financial outlook of your pension plan. Read more.