Champions for Pensions (C4P) is an integral part of NUPGE's All Together Now! campaign to tackle income inequality, defend public services and fight for tax fairness in Canada.
Canadians decided a long time ago they wanted a system of public and workplace pensions which provides retirement security and dignity for everyone.
But some groups, like the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Fraser Institute and National Citizens Coalition are attacking Canada's pension system and advocating a race to the bottom in which only the top 1% of the wealthiest Canadians are guaranteed a decent retirement.
C4P is about changing the debate on pensions. It's about ensuring that the voice of the 99% is heard and that public policies reflect their needs.
Our C4P activists across the country are engaged in conversations and presentations with co-workers, fellow union activists, friends and neighbours about the value of a strong pension system in Canada.
They are responding to the old arguments and myths that we can’t afford to improve the Canada Pension Plan and ensure retirement security for all Canadians.
And they are engaging people in conversations about the positive impact workplace pensions have in providing seniors with a decent retirement income as well as creating a strong and healthy economy.
If you would like to schedule a conversation or presentation with a C4P activist please contact the national coordinator Derek Fudge.
You can also be a C4P by signing the Champions 4 Pensions pledge. Check out the resources available below to help inform you about the key pension issues and practical solutions to Canada’s growing retirement security crisis.
Join with our C4P activists to defend and promote the right of all workers in Canada to a decent pension.
Pamphlets (single file with all pamphlets and fact sheets)
or download a copy to print and mail