News

  • Restricted Surplus Regulation Approved

    May 23, 2018

    On May 16, 2018, the Lieutenant Governor in Council approved a Regulation to disburse the restricted surplus held in the Pension Adjustment Account over a five-year period commencing with the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) granted effective July 1, 2018. The final regulation was unchanged from the regulation submitted by the Board to the Province on June 28, 2017.

    The restricted surplus disbursal will increase the 2018 COLA by 0.20%, resulting in a total COLA of 1.35% effective July 1, 2018. The balance of the restricted surplus will be disbursed in equal amounts over the following four years, ending with the COLA effective July 1, 2022. We estimate that COLA would increase by a further 0.17% on average from 2019 to 2022, for a cumulative increase of between 0.8% and 0.9% by the end of the five-year disbursal period. Actual increases will, however, depend on the economic and demographic conditions that occur during the disbursal period.

     
  • 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.
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  • 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.