Trustee, Ontario's Education Sector Employee Life and Health Trusts (ELHT)

As part of the 2014-17 agreements between employee federations/unions, trustees’ associations (representing the school board employers) and the Crown, all parties agreed to the transformation and streamlining of health, life and dental benefit plans in Ontario’s education sector through the creation of Trusts. Between 2016 and 2018, six (6) Trusts were established for the delivery of health, life and dental benefit plans to Ontario’s education sector. Currently, over 220,000 education sector employees receive benefits from the Trusts.

 

The primary goal of the Trust model was to harmonize benefit plans across the education sector and ensure long-term efficiencies through administrative savings, improved purchasing power, and reduced risk with a larger pool of employees receiving benefits.

 

There are six ELHTs:

 

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) ELHT
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) ELHT
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) ELHT
  • Association Des Enseignantes Et Des Enseignants Franco-Ontariens (AEFO) ELHT
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees Education Workers’ Benefits Trust (CUPE EWBT)
  • Ontario Non-Union Education Trust (ONE-T) ELHT

 

The Ministry of Education is seeking 1 (one) individual for the CUPE EWBT, 1 (one) individual for the ETFO ELHT, and 1 (one) individual for OSSTF ELHT.

 

Each of the Trustees are appointed for up to a three-year term, subject to renewal up to 9 years.

 

Canadian Union of Public Employees Education Workers' Benefits Trust (CUPE EWBT): provides life, health and dental benefits to approximately 48,000 CUPE represented education workers in publicly funded schools across Ontario. CUPE members include education assistants, school library workers, administrative assistants, custodians and tradespeople, early childhood educators, child and youth workers.

 

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Employee Life and Health Trust (ETFO ELHT): provides life, health and dental benefits to more than 65,000 Elementary school teachers employed in Ontario’s English-language public elementary schools as well as over 2,700 Education Workers, primarily early childhood educators.

 

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Employee Life and Health Trust (OSSTF ELHT): provides life, health and dental benefits to more than 31,000 Secondary school teachers employed in Ontario’s English-language public secondary schools and approximately 18,000 Education Workers across the sector.

Specific areas of expertise being sought for trustees include:

  • Risk Management
  • Investment Management & Investment Policy
  • IT/Cyber-Security
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Policy Development
  • Actuary or Insurance
  • Life and Health, or Pension Benefits
  • Board Experience
  • Accountant Designation
  • Education Sector Experience

 

The immediate need is for a Trustee for the CUPE EWBT. The other Trustees would be placed over the next few months.

 

To Apply

 

To fill this position, the Ministry of Education has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online with a resume.

 

We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

The Ministry of Education is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Ministry of Education throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

 

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