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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Sask Bulletin

As evidenced by the mere fact that 26 of the 28 professional growth networks participated in the virtual PGN Day recently, there is considerable interest in the concept, albeit that some of the annual challenges in terms of recruiting new members persist. However, according to Scott Burant, Managing Director, Member Services at the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and member of the PGN Advisory Committee that shared its findings as part of the envisioned PGN Renewal Plan, there could be some significant changes ahead to address those issues.

The vision of the Advisory Committee is that in future, all Federation members (teachers in the province) will be a member of a professional growth network.

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Like many of his colleagues, Clavet Composite School history teacher Jonathan Nickel is a strong proponent of hands-on activities in an effort to enhance the students’ experience and thereby their recollection of what the unit entailed.

But we’re hardly talking about a nice walk in the outdoors by any means. Try immersing yourself in digging a nine-metre-long, two-metre-deep trench akin to what was the order of the day during World War I.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Pension & Benefits

Personal savings are one of the key pillars of the Canadian retirement system. Opening personal savings accounts like RRSPs, TFSAs, and making voluntary contributions to your pension plan are important steps to help you reach your retirement goals. But understanding the differences between these accounts can be tough, so let’s take a closer look.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Pension & Benefits

You are ready to retire? Yes? That’s great! Here are some important steps to help you get started.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Pension & Benefits

Around the world investment markets are being challenged with the economic impacts of COVID-19. Investors are doing their best to weather the storm of very low interest rates and high volatility in equity markets.

The STRP Investment Team remains focused on their long-term strategy which involves building allocations to alternative assets. This includes infrastructure, private equity and private credit investments. These alternative asset classes provide a less volatile rate of return than equities while still providing investment income sufficient to help fund the Plan.

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