OMERS Pension 2020 Increase

On Thursday morning, OMERS will announce on our website the January 1, 2020 pension indexation increase of 1.89%. The 2020 increase applies to all pensions in payment. Most members whose pension began in 2019 will receive a pro-rated increase.

Indexation also applies to some deferred pensions from the date the member leaves their OMERS employer to the date the member’s pension begins. Deferred pensions in respect of service before January 1, 2013 are indexed; any portion of deferred pensions in respect of service earned after December 31, 2012 will not be adjusted for inflation before payment begins, unless the member is retirement eligible at the time they left their OMERS employer.

The formula for the 2020 indexation adjustment, as defined in the Primary Plan text, is the percentage increase in:

  • the 12-month average Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI), for the period from November 2018 to October 2019, over
  • the corresponding 12-month average for the period from November 2017 to October 2018.

The CPI is reported by Statistics Canada. The most recent five years of OMERS pension indexation increases are:

Effective Date

Pension Indexation Increase

January 1, 2020

1.89%

January 1, 2019

2.29%

January 1, 2018

1.49%

January 1, 2017

1.45%

January 1, 2016

1.16%

 

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Death of PPAN Member – Retired NRPS Officer Jim Caddis

CADDIS, James Passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Elena. Cherished father of Mark (Jeannie), Larissa (Rob), Keeley and Liz. Loving brother of the late Alwyn, Shona (Roy) and Thomas (Elaine). Son in law of Irina Thiessen. Cousin of Alec. He will be sadly missed his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was a proud Royal Marine, Regiment 40 Commando. He was a Police Officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service for 33 years. Jim was a cofounder of the Niagara Regional Police Pipes and Drum Band. In the last few years, Jim enjoyed being a member of the City of Thorold Pipe Band. He enjoyed teaching Bag Pipes to many students who he also developed friendships with. No matter where Jim went, he was sure to form friendships along the way. He made an impact in many lives. A sincere thank you to Dr. Tim Tatzel for all of his years of friendship and compassion. The family will receive visitors at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME , 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Monday, November 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will take place on Tuesday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial at Victoria Lawn Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Jim received the gift of life 25 years ago with a kidney transplant. Our family would ask you to consider being an Organ Donor to pass on the Gift of Life. Online Guest Book http://www.georgedartefuneralhome.com

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Death of Retired NRPS Officer (S/Sgt) Alex Wilson

WILSON, Alex William For more than 88 years, Alex wore many hats – husband, father, oarsman, official, coach, mentor and friend. He was a voracious reader, an avid gardener, a palatable cook and a well-trained canine companion. However, you could never take the Port Dalhousie out of this boy! Alex had a relentless passion for rowing, living much of his life 2000 metres at a time. From bow to stern or from port to starboard, he willingly shared his wisdom with those who dared venture out of their shells and into his. He was a quiet generous spirit, preferring to play a supporting role in the successes of others. He had fond memories of policing with the Grantham Township and retired as a Staff Sergeant with the NRP. A large Tim’s French vanilla eventually replaced his affection for red licorice. Predeceased by the love of his life, Sheila (2016) he is survived by his crew of Doug, Bruce (Marie) and Sandra. Cremation has taken place. As requested, there will be no fuss nor fanfare. He rowed a good race. If, by chance, he inspired you in some way, please pay it forward. Use your influence to help someone reach their potential in life or sport or feel free to donate to a charity of your choice in his name.

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Discount and Additional Benefits for PPAN/PPAO Members – Repeat Notice

The Police Pensioners Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the next evolution for our membership. On May 2, 2019 we launched a new Membership solution with a self-service portal for our members. We have added a forum for the membership to use as an online community to connect and share. We have also partnered with businesses across Ontario to bring you discounts and will continue to use our numbers to seek out value for you.

How do you register? Simply go to our website https://www.ppao.ca  and fill out the online application (https://membership.ppao.ca/register/). We will be validating your status with your affiliate retiree group and/or your last police service to insure eligibility. Once validated you will receive an email with credentials to the membership portal and forum. You will receive a welcome package to your address, with a personalized PPAO Member identification and a list of discounts. Simply present the card at the retailer listed and receive the benefit of your PPAO membership.

Check in often as we will be posting information and events on the portal.

We are pleased to announce this latest initiative and will continue to advocate on your behalf.

Thank you for your consideration.

Paul Bailey

President
Police Pensioners Association of Ontario
Email: mailto:info@ppao.ca

NOTE: “Membership is restricted to Police / Civilian retirees, in good standing,  from police services in Ontario.  Once an application is made, your membership will be vetted with your previous police service and/or your police retiree affiliate organisation, to ensure you are a paid member.” – from “Members Only” link of PPAO website

 

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Death of Retired NRPS Officer – Ray Newbold

NEWBOLD, Raymond E. With heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Ray on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the age of 83. Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce (Wade). Dad’s legacy will live on in his sons Darren (Amanda) and Brent (Stephanie). Ray was blessed with one granddaughter Courtney who will miss him dearly. Survived by his sister Marilyn Labonte. Our family takes great comfort in knowing that he has now been rejoined with his late brothers George and Charles. Raymond was born in Vineland Ontario where he lived until his time serving in the United States Air Force followed by a 28 year career with the Niagara Regional Police. In keeping with Ray’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family will receive guests at PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 2000 Merrittville Highway, (905-892-1699) on Friday, October 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with vigil prayers being recited at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Thorold on Saturday, October 19th at 11 a.m. with private interment at a later date at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Parkinson’s Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. Please share online condolences at pleasantviewcemetery.ca

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82nd Annual Herman Rogers Shoot – November 4th, 2019

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Death of Retired NRPS Officer (S/Sgt) Gerry Stickland

Gerald Stickland passed away September 10, 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida.  He was 82 years old.  Gerald Stickland was born August 5, 1937 in Yearly, Ontario.  As a young man he moved to Fort Erie.  He married and had four sons, Clark, Richard, Gene and Phillip.  He joined the Niagara Regional [sic] Police Department in 1962.  He was well liked and well respected by his fellow officers.  He served 30 years and retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1992.

Gerry met Sandra Hall and her family in 1976. They all became good friends.  Gerry married Sandra in 1986.  They lived in St. Catharines until 1992 when Gerry retired.  They moved to Vero Beach, Florida.  They spent their summers in Fort Erie for several years.

Gerry is survived by his wife Sandra, his four sons, Clark, Richard, Gene and Phillip and Sandra’s daughter Stacey, whom he loved as his very own.  He also had grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Upon Sandra’s death, their ashes will be mixed together and they will be laid to rest in Morgan Cemetery in Falmouth, Kentucky with Sandra’s family

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