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Retirement Sessions—Mark Your Calendar!
The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), through its Teacher Employment Services program area, offers a variety of retirement information sessions and consultation opportunities for teachers.
The following events are available to attend (either virtually or in person) in your area.
Together, teachers and their pension partner will explore planning for retirement, the changing character of retirement and the process of making important decisions. Teachers will learn about financial and lifestyle planning before, during and after retirement from a teacher’s perspective. They will investigate various aspects of retirement, including building a financial plan, the Alberta Teachers’ Pension Plan, wills and estates, benefits, and lifestyle planning for a successful and rewarding retirement.
2021/22 Workshop Dates
Saturday, November 13, 2021 (Calgary Catholic teachers only)—To register, access this Google Form.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 (Regional—South)—Information to follow.
Saturday, March 5, 2022 (All regions—for teachers who missed the earlier workshop dates)—Information to follow.
Understanding Your Pension—Pension Education for Early Service Teachers (Online Only)
This evening session for early service teachers will be offered twice during the school year. General information will be presented on the Alberta Teachers’ Pension Plan, personal savings planning, federal benefits and other retirement income sources. The focus will be on the value of forward planning early in a teacher’s career. Debt reduction and savings planning will be emphasized. Pension partners are also encouraged to attend.
2021/22 Session Dates
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (7:00 pm)—Information to follow.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (7:00 pm)—Information to follow.
Retirement Planning for Women (Online Only)
This session will focus on retirement planning specifically for female teachers. Women and men face different challenges in their lives, and those challenges can have financial consequences. Women live longer, which means that they will likely spend more years alone; therefore, they need more retirement savings so that they don’t outlive their money. Teachers will have the opportunity to engage in this interactive workshop that aims to improve women’s financial literacy and confidence.
2021/22 Session Dates
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (7:00 pm)—Information to follow.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (7:00 pm)—Information to follow
Visit the ATA website for up-to-date information about sessions planned for your area. The website will be updated with registration information closer to each date.