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Purpose and strategy

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Our mission

Paying pensions today, preserving pensions for tomorrow.

Each day we work to ensure our members receive the benefits they have earned, with our investment and service strategies designed to deliver on this goal.

The Plan’s funded status is our measure of success and ensures we are well positioned to meet our pension promise of providing certainty, sustainability and security in retirement.

Our vision

Deliver peace of mind in retirement for our members, invest sustainably for the long-term health of the plan, and create an inclusive and fulfilling work experience for our people.

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Our strategy

Our strategy will advance that vision by investing in our capabilities and our people as our assets and membership grow over time.

We’ll create an organization that is inclusive and adaptable, with inspired, high-performing talent.

We’ll empower our teams to do great work, strive for excellence and make a difference.

Three strategic priorities

Our strategy has three priorities which we’ll achieve through a set of ambitious initiatives designed to advance our long-term goals. Over the next five years we will enhance the Plan’s sustainability, invest in our people and strengthen our operational capabilities to create an OPTrust that is ready to meet the challenges of the future.

1

Enhancing Plan Sustainability

A pension plan that continues to be healthy and sustainable for the long term, giving our members peace of mind in retirement.

2

Investing in Our People

A team of engaged and high-performing talent empowered to do great work on behalf of our members.

3

Strengthening Our Capabilities

Efficient operations and effective tools that help our people do their best work and deliver excellent service to our members.

Our values

Collaboration and teamwork

We are stronger together and believe that working collaboratively with a common purpose leads to better outcomes.

Flexibility

We are open to the ideas of others, embrace change and recognize there are many ways to do great work.

Integrity

We align our interests with those of our members, doing what is right and acting truthfully and honestly even when no one is watching.

Excellence and continuous improvement

We strive for excellence, not perfection, through commitment, continuous improvement and a growth mindset.

Respect

We value diverse thinking and open and respectful debate.

Join our team

If you strive for excellence and continuous improvement, value a collaborative and flexible team culture, and approach everything with integrity and respect, then we invite you to apply to join our team!

With net assets of $25 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan (including OPTrust Select), a defined benefit plan with over 111,000 members.

OPTrust acknowledges the land where we operate in Toronto is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Additionally, we acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of Australia, where OPTrust also operates. The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of what we now call Sydney, and we pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

These acknowledgements remind us of our responsibilities to our relationships and the ancestral lands on which we learn, share and live.