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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Pension & Benefits

This spring, after extensive lobbying efforts by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, the provincial government passed amendments to The Pension Benefits Regulations, 1993 that updated the regulatory framework under which the STRP operates. These are welcome changes that provide more flexibility in managing the long-term sustainability of the Plan.

The amended regulations do two key things:

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Pension & Benefits

A recent change to pension standards has resulted in a higher number of retirees receiving excess contribution payouts at the time of retirement.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Pension & Benefits

Earlier this year the STF filed a funding valuation as at July 1, 2020. A funding valuation provides a point-in-time snapshot of the long-term health of the STRP. As required by law, a valuation must be filed with federal and provincial pension authorities at least every three years.

We’re pleased to report that the Plan is in good financial health and the funded status has improved since the last valuation as at July 1, 2019. The Plan is 99.6% funded as of July 1, 2020, compared to 98.7% the previous year.

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Friday, June 25, 2021
Sask Bulletin

REGINA–Ten schools in Saskatchewan will each receive a $10,000 grant to support student nutrition after being selected to win this year’s Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge.

“We can’t wait to see what this year’s winning schools create with their funding for the next school year,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Mosaic’s Vice-President Government and Public Affairs, North America.

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Friday, June 25, 2021
Sask Bulletin

One phrase I tend to hear in education quite a bit still is 21st century skills. I think I have heard this phrase for the last 20 some odd years. I think it might be time to retire this phrase. Many of the skills that are usually part of this are skills we have needed before, just in slightly different ways. It’s maybe time to see that learning new skills should be just something we do as lifelong learners.

Teachers should be examples of people who embrace lifelong learning and continually look for ways to improve their practice.

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