Join the Conversation

With important decisions on the horizon, UPP wants to hear from you.

This spring, we asked member to share their perspectives on UPP’s investment values through one of our listening sessions or through our dedicated consultation website. We also hosted an all-member information session to provide vital details for “Day One” and the UPP plan experience.

In the fall, we’ll hold additional townhalls and sessions to discuss your questions, expectations and needs related to your future plan experience, as well as launch our first all-member survey.

There are many ways to join the conversation, from attending a member event to our online feedback form. We’re here to listen.

Where your voice comes first

Listening sessions are designed for you to share your thoughts about the values that guide UPP. Our first set of Listening Sessions (Spring 2021) focused on our investing approach, as an input to the development of UPP’s first Statement of Investment Policies & Procedures (‘SIPP’). We will run additional Listening Sessions in Fall 2021 focusing on the UPP member experience. Session dates will be announced in the coming months.

Recordings of our past university listening session are posted below for members to watch at their convenience and continue to provide questions and comments through our online feedback form.

Note: to protect the privacy of our members, the ‘member voices’ section has been removed from the recording.

We hosted an All-Member Information Session on May 27, 2021 to introduce some of UPP’s leaders and share key information on the UPP plan and what to expect on Day One and thereafter.

To help ensure accessibility of our consultation process across UPP’s membership, we will host one member Town Hall per university in the fall. Each Town Hall session will provide members with the opportunity to learn more about UPP and provide your perspective. Dates will be announced in the coming months.

If you are unable to join us for a scheduled Listening Session and would like to provide feedback on our investment philosophy as we develop our SIPP – please use this form to share your perspectives.

Note: The protection of your personal data and privacy is important to us. For more information, read our Privacy Statement.

ENGAGEMENT TIMELINE:

  • April 28, 2021
    • Member Engagement Launches
      Members are invited to visit our member consultation website, learn about UPP, sign up for a Listening Session or All-Member Information Session, and provide feedback through our online feedback form.
  • May 11, 2021
    • Queen’s University Listening Session on our Investment Philosophy
  • May 12, 2021
    • University of Toronto Listening Session on our Investment Philosophy
  • May 13, 2021
    • University of Guelph Listening Session on our Investment Philosophy
  • May 27, 2021
    • All-Member Information Session
  • June 29, 2021
    • UPP files its initial Statement of Investing Policies & Procedures with the pension regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • July 1, 2021
    • UPP becomes responsible for the new plan’s administration and investment of its assets
  • Fall 2021
    • University Town Halls
    • Listening Sessions on member services and member experience
    • All-Member Survey