In 2012, a small group of retirees created the Yellow Pages Pensioners’ Group (YPPG). They were concerned that the needs and interests of the pensioners were not being heard and acted upon. The word spread and the group grew quickly. In 2013 YPPG incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. Today YPPG has close to 700 members. It is a united voice that represents the Yellow Pages pensioners in all important matters.
YPPG monitors all activity related to our pension fund and benefits. Government proposals that could have any material impact on our pension plan are closely scrutinized. We meet regularly with Yellow Pages Limited plus Government bodies such as the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). We share knowledge with other pensioners’ groups who have common interests with us.
In January 2014, YPPG joined forces with the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP). They are currently focusing on a critical mission - the Canada-wide need to improve the long term security for single employer defined benefit pension plans (DB plans). The CFP represents over a quarter million retirees through its affiliated retiree associations, and over a million Canadians via the family members who depend on those pensioners for their support.
YPPG, as member group of the CFP:
|Name||Position on the Board|
|Altman-Leamen, Sharon||Senior V.P.|
|O'Leary, Lesley||General Secretary|
D. Lorne Richmond