Delivering dependable, lifelong pension security

We are University Pension Plan (UPP), a jointly sponsored, defined benefit pension plan tailored by and for Ontario’s university sector.

An inspiring vision

UPP President & CEO Barbara Zvan named Canada’s Top CEO and Corporate Citizen of the Year by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, 2022. Learn more about the award here.

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A decade in the making, UPP connects thousands of members across the province in a common goal–to enhance retirement security for faculty and staff at Ontario’s universities.

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UPP is designed to bring members a secure, stable pension for life.

Our commitment is to protect the security and sustainability of members’ pensions while providing service excellence.
Join the pension plan custom-built for Ontario’s university sector.

UPP is open to all organizations in Ontario’s university sector. We can accommodate a wide array of past and present plan types–even those without a prior plan.

2022 annual report

UPP is pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report, marking our first full operational year as your pension provider. The Plan maintained a healthy funding position, staying well-equipped to pay members’ pensions today and over the long term. 

UPP Climate Action Plan

Framed by four strategic pillars for action – evaluate, invest, engage and advocate – our Climate Action Plan outlines the steps we’ll take to achieve net zero portfolio emissions by 2040, with interim targets and reporting, and help drive broader systemic decarbonization and climate resiliency.

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