• 2018 COLA

    March 2, 2018

    The July 1, 2018, cost of living adjustment (COLA) is 1.15%. The Consumer Price Index for Canada increased by 1.87% during 2017 (December over December).

    At the time of granting the July 1, 2018 COLA, the Proposed Regulation regarding the disbursal of the restricted surplus in the Pension Adjustment Account had not yet been approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Therefore, the July 1, 2018 COLA does not include any disbursal of restricted surplus. TRAF will advise members if and when the Proposed Regulation is approved.

  • Benefits Statements

    January 26, 2018

    2017 Benefits Statements are now posted. To view, register or login to Online Services.

  • 2017 T4A's

    January 19, 2018

    2017 T4A's will be mailed in early February. If you are a registered member, you can find your electronic T4A in TRAF's secure Online Services.

  • Newsletters

    November 9, 2017

    2017 Fall Horizon and Link

  • New – Online Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave Cost Calculator

    October 3, 2017

    TRAF has launched a new online cost calculator for members interested in purchasing the service during the leave or within 18 months of the leave. The calculator is accessible through Online Services. Check out the Facts sheets for more information.

  • Amendments to The Teachers' Pensions Act Passed

    July 28, 2017

    The Teachers' Pensions Amendment Act (TPAA) received royal assent on June 2, 2017.

  • Proposed Regulation – Disbursal of Restricted Surplus

    July 11, 2017

    The Board of the Teachers' Retirement Allowances Fund has now considered the comments received regarding the disbursal of the restricted surplus that has accumulated in the Pension Adjustment Account over the past 10 years. Thank you to everyone that provided their comments on this matter.

    Please be advised that, at a meeting held on Monday, June 19, 2017, the Board passed a Proposed Regulation that would disburse the restricted surplus over a five-year period commencing with the July 1, 2018 cost of living adjustment. Under this regulation, the average monthly TRAF pension of $2,368 is estimated to increase by approximately $4.15 each year during the disbursal period for a cumulative increase of $20.77 per month at the end of the five-year disbursal period. Actual increases will differ by individual member and will depend on the economic and demographic conditions that occur during the disbursal period.

    The Proposed Regulation was submitted to government on June 28, 2017 and now must be approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council prior to becoming law. TRAF will advise members if and when the Proposed Regulation is approved.

  • Annual Report

    June 6, 2017

    2016 Annual Report and Summary

  • RTAM Membership Fee Increased July 1, 2017

    June 13, 2017

    If you opted to join the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba (RTAM), please be advised that the monthly membership fee increased from $2.50 to $3.00 effective July 1, 2017. Please contact RTAM directly if you have any questions.

  • Attention Deferred Members!

    February 17, 2015

    Even if you are no longer an active TRAF member, it is important to receive notifications that may affect your TRAF pension.

    Once you are no longer contributing to TRAF you should update changes to your address through Online Services, notify TRAF if your marital status changes, and know when you are eligible to receive your pension and contact TRAF three months in advance in order to collect your pension on time.