The Plan is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of individuals appointed by the SEIU, CUPE, Unifor and ONA. The Board’s role is to act in the best interests of Plan members while ensuring that the Plan is well managed.
Carol McDowell, Chair of the Board of Trustees SEIU
Jim Flynn, Chair of the Audit Committee CUPE
Cathy Carroll, Chair of the Investment Committee SEIU
Candice Basara Unifor
Patricia Carr ONA
Matt Cathmoir SEIU
Mary DeMille Unifor
Tyler Downey SEIU
Ricardo McKenzie SEIU
Eulalee Robinson SEIU
Andrew Ward CUPE
Mia Warwick CUPE
Marlene Hemmings SEIU
Kelly Janes Unifor
Andrea Kay ONA
Valerie Trudeau CUPE
One of the Board’s key responsibilities is to choose experts to help run the Plan. Once it has selected these pension professionals, it’s up to the Board to manage them and monitor their performance and replace them as required.
Eckler Ltd. provides Plan design advice and conducts regular reviews of the Plan’s financial position.
BDO Canada LLP prepares the Plan’s annual financial statements.
CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company holds the Plan’s assets.
Eckler Ltd. assists with the management of the Plan’s assets, including the development of the investment strategy and the selection and monitoring of investment managers.
Professional investment management firms invest the Plan’s assets. See “Who manages the Plan” in the Fund and Investments section.
Goldblatt Partners LLP provides legal advice to the Board.