Toronto Civic Employees' Pension and Benefit Fund

At its meeting held November 26 & 27, 2019, City Council approved the termination of the Toronto Civic Employees' Pension Plan effective November 30, 2019 as part of the merger of this plan with OMERS. As such, applications to this board are no longer being accepted. This page is still available for reference purposes. If you have any questions about the status of your pension under this plan, please contact Tracy Lee at 416-392-9225.

The Toronto Civic Employees' Pension and Benefit Fund is a financial trust and special purpose body that manages and controls the pension fund to ensure that it is administered in accordance with regulatory requirements and the By-laws of the fund.

Committee responsibilities

The committee is responsible for:

  • custody of the fund, including the investment of monies according to the requirements of the Pension Benefits ActOpens in new window, the Income Tax Act, and regulations
  • payment of pension benefits to members when they are entitled
  • keeping proper and correct accounts of all receipts and disbursements, to the satisfaction of the fund's auditor

Term of office

City Council's public member is appointed for four years.


The committee consists of 7 members and is composed of:

  • 1 public member appointed by City Council (traditionally appointed as Chair by the committee)
  • 3 member representatives elected by Plan members
  • City Manager designate
  • Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer designate
  • Controller
  • Qualifications

    The public member shall not be a current or former member of the Pension and Benefit Fund.

    In addition to the general eligibility requirements in the Public Appointments Policy, the public member should possess:

    • demonstrated experience in pension fund investment management and financial matters
    • knowledge of pension legislation and defined benefit plans
    • sound judgement
    • knowledge of rules of procedure and ability to chair meetings
    • flexible schedule to attend committee meetings and meetings with fund managers and advisors


    The committee meets approximately four times a year.


    The chair receives an annual retainer of $7,500.


    The current and historical Appointments for this body.