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Established to support Canadian forestry workers and their families, the IWA–Forest Industry Pension and LTD Plans provide pension and disability benefits and rehabilitation services to members. The plans are intended to supplement members’ government retirement benefits and provide financial protection in the event of illness and injury. Both plans are a valuable part of members’ financial security in retirement and beyond. These two plans are administered by the Plan Office.

The Plan Office has worked for decades to ensure that members’ benefits are there when they need them. Independent of participating employers and the United Steelworkers union (USW), the Plan Office administers both plans according to their plan texts and manages investments according to the plans’ investment policies.

The Plan Office:

  • Collects contributions,
  • Invests the assets of the LTD Trust Fund and Pension Trust Fund,
  • Processes benefit payments and administers rehabilitation services, and
  • Answers questions and guides members.

Jointly funded by employee and employer contributions, the plans truly belong to members and their families. That’s something we, at the Plan Office, never forget. Through prudent investment strategies and constant oversight, we are rising to today’s challenges and are ready for the future. We work to deliver the returns that will ensure the plans are always there for members and their families. Our members depend on us to manage their benefits and answer their questions—because nobody understands the plans better.

The Plan Office is here to help you. Whenever you’ve got a question about your benefits, contact us first for information and support. You can reach us by phone or email, or visit us in person at the Burnaby office.

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