Building a bright future for your pension

University Pension Plan (UPP) is a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) and the first of its kind in Ontario’s university sector. We currently serve members and retirees at Queen’s University, University of Guelph and University of Toronto – and eventually, other Ontario universities and their members who wish to join.

We’re proud to join other globally-recognized Ontario JSPPs in building a secure future for our members while helping to strengthen the future of our defined benefit pension plan for generations of university employees to come. We are here to protect the stability of our members’ pensions, provide excellence in member service, invest responsibly, and – importantly – as a JSPP, give our members a voice in their plan. That’s our pension promise.

July 1, 2021 marked our ‘Day One’ and the beginning of our journey to bring UPP’s vision to life. We are ready to step into our role and excited for the road of opportunities ahead.

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News and Updates

UPP Engagement on Member Experience and Responsible Investing

When University Pension Plan (UPP) launched this summer, we spoke of the importance of members’ voices in shaping who we...

A conversation with CEO, Barbara Zvan, on sustainable finance and COP26

This article is the first of a new interview series, Meet the Team. Each month, we’ll spotlight a member of...

UPP signs RIA Statement on Climate Change, joins call for increased climate accountability

Today, the Responsible Investment Association issued its new Canadian Investor Statement on Climate Change. UPP is a proud signatory, alongside...

UPP to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. UPP will be taking time to...

UPP shares inaugural investing policies for Year One

Today, UPP shared its initial investment policies with members, including its first Statement of Principles & Procedures (SIPP) and Responsible...

UPP joins the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

As an institutional investor, we have a responsibility to ensure our governance practices align with the highest industry standards. Strong...

Our Origins

A decade in the making, UPP now connects thousands of members across the province in a common goal to enhance retirement security for Ontario universities. Learn more about our origin and who we are.

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We administer a lifetime defined benefit pension plan to our eligible members and their survivors. Find out more about the new UPP plan, and if you’re a member, join the conversation.

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Our investment program has one goal: to earn the best risk-adjusted returns possible, to deliver a sustainable pension promise to our members. Learn more about our investment journey and our core commitment to responsible investing.

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By the numbers

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