The Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) is an association of pensioners and employees (see Membership) from Bell and its affiliates. It is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1995 and advocating on behalf of the more than 30,000 retirees of Bell and their beneficiaries, a third of whom are paying members. Its activities are financed solely from membership dues.

The BPG is a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners, a growing network of pensioner groups, that together represent 250,000 retired individuals across Canada.

The primary objective of the Bell Pensioners' Group is to protect the Bell Canada defined benefit pension and benefits of its members.

This is accomplished through:

  • Commercial Real Estateadvocating to government for improved pension legislation and regulations;
  • ongoing dialogue and formal meetings with Bell;
  • advocating within stakeholder community;
  • supporting pensioners’ representatives on the Bell corporate Pension Information Committee (PIC).

Our goal is to inform our members on current Bell pension and benefits issues and where necessary to assist them in addressing their particular problems in these areas.

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BPG BPG Board of Directors 2016 Nomination Notice BPG
September 29, 2015 - BPG members are invited to submit names of candidates interested to serve as Directors at Large for a two-year term, beginning in June 2016. Nominations forms must be received by December 31, 2015. more >>
BPG BPG President’s Message BPG
July 16, 2015 - Dan Mc Donald reports on BPG’s key activities: our 20th anniversary, pensions plans, taget benefit plan and mobilization campaign, survey results and PIC elections. more >>
BPG 2014 Financial Statements BPG
May 2, 2015 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2014 Financial Statements more >>
BPG The BCE-Sun Life Agreement BPG
March 25, 2015 – More information on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement. more >>
BPG Question and Answer document - The BCE-Sun Life Agreement BPG
March 25, 2015 – Check out the Question and Answer document on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement. more >>
BPG Sun Life and BCE reach longevity insurance agreement BPG
March 3, 2015 - Sun Life Financial and BCE announced a new agreement that further advances BCE’s pension de-risking strategy by transferring longevity risk for $5 billion of pension plan liability to Sun Life. more >>
BPG BPG responds to government consultation on target benefit pension plan proposal BPG
June 23, 2014 - BPG today submitted its response to the federal government’s target benefit pension plan proposal announced on April 24. In it, BPG urges the government to honour the commitments made to existing pensioners and employees more >>
BPG Target Benefit Pension Plan Proposal Poses a Serious Threat BPG
May 28, 2014 - On April 24, Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson announced a two-month period of consultation on the Government of Canada’s proposal for target benefit pension plans for Crown corporations and federally regulated industries. The proposal includes the potential to convert existing Defined Benefit plans, such as ours, to Target Benefit plans. more >>
BPG National Post publishes CFP President’s article on target benefit pension plans BPG
June 20, 2014 - Today’s edition of the National Post featured an op-ed article on the target benefit pension plan issue written by Bob Farmer, President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners and Past-President of BPG. more >>
BPG What are the risks for our pensions? BPG
May 9, 2014 - The BPG has analysed eight risk scenarios in order to help us better understand the issues that could affect the security of our pensions. Read President Dan Mc Donald’s message to learn more. more >>
BPG The Canadian Federation of Pensioners Comments on the D'Amours Report BPG
In July, the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) filed a submission regarding the recommendations of the Expert Committee Report on the future of the Québec retirement system. more >>
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bpg BPG members on the PIC bpg
August 12, 2015 - Peter Dilworth, Sue Dawes (substitute), Michel Doyon and Yvan Dutrisac (substitute) are the PIC representatives for 2016-2018. more >>

bpg Do you know the BPG Board Members? bpg
July 16, 2015 - The BPG Board of Directors currently has 16 members, including six Chapter Chairs, in Ontario and Québec. more >>

bpg Listening to your views bpg
July 16, 2015 - Thank you to all our members who took the time to provide their feedback in our survey. The key findings show highly positive results. more >>

bpg BPG President’s Report – Spring 2015 bpg
June 5, 2015 - If you have not had a chance to attend your Chapter’s Annual General Meeting, please check out the video providing the President’s Report. more >>

bpg PIC Report bpg
November 11, 2014 - The 2014 Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) Report is now online. more >>

bpg Help us limit our postage costs bpg
May 9, 2014 - With the price of stamps going up, imagine how much it will cost to send BPG newsletters to thousands of members every year. Subscribe to our electronic distribution list to obtain your newsletters by email. more >>

bpg Follow us on Facebook bpg
May 9, 2014 - BPG now has its Facebook page to increase its visibility and, foremost, to make itself known to non-members. more >>

bpg Who is Eligible to Join BPG? bpg
October 3rd, 2013 - Since June, the Bell Pensioners’ Group includes pensioners from Télébec, Télébec Mobility and BCE as well as active employees from Bell/BCE companies. more >>

bpg Bell Customers - Beware of Scams bpg
One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell. more >>

Every month you receive a payment covering your Bell pension. Have you ever wondered what backs up these payments, and what steps have been taken to make sure the payments keep coming? This article covers some of the basics of the Bell Canada defined benefit pension plan. more >>

bpg New online options for health and dental claims bpg
You can now submit online claims on the Manulife website for most health expenses in Canada, including vision care and dental or professional services. more >>

bpg In Touch Newsletter bpg
The In Touch newsletter is published three times a year, in March, June and October. Do you have difficulty receiving it? more >>

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