Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Observer Position


The Pension Liaison Committee invites you or someone you know to get involved with HOOPP by applying to become an OPSEU/SEFPO Observer on the Board of Trustees.

We require your assistance in helping us to find suitable candidates for the position of Observer for a two year period.

The successful applicant must be a member of the HOOPP. Attendance is required for at least four meetings per year. This is a non-voting position.

With the challenges facing defined benefit pension plans, we need people who have a firm and deep commitment to the labour movement and union principles.

Time off is provided, and expenses are reimbursed according to OPSEU/SEFPO policy. The successful candidate must be willing to sign a letter of agreement that they will follow OPSEU/SEFPO policy.

Who should apply?

We are looking for individuals who ideally have, or who are willing to gain:

  • Knowledge and commitment to OPSEU/SEFPO’s beliefs and pension policy;
  • An understanding of defined benefit pension plans and the pension legislation that governs them;
  • An understanding of basic actuarial principles and good corporate governance practices;

Must haves for the position are:

  • The ability to commit to preparing for and attending at least four meetings per year,
  • A strong desire to learn more about pension plans and the pension landscape, good governance practices, investments; and
  • The ability to effectively communicate, ask questions and defend one’s position in a persuasive manner.

Applicants must also be actively participating in HOOPP and be a member in good standing with OPSEU/SEFPO. Applicants need not have experience in pension plans. Experience and participation in the union movement and/or their community will also be considered.

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for the exciting position of Board Observer, please forward your application including name, contact information and place of employment, along with a resume no later than 5:00 p.m. August 5, 2022 to:

Joycelyn Martyn Administrative Assistant

Fax: (905) 712-3009

A written test will be required. Study material will be provided in advance. Candidates who successfully complete the testing will be selected for an interview.

In solidarity,

Giulia Volpe


Benefits Officer, Pensions and Benefits Unit