Milestones

Revisit key moments in the history of your plan.


A shifting ratio: active to retired

In 1978, at one decade old, the ratio of active to retired plan members was 75 to 1. Since then, the ratio has dropped steadily. In 2017, there were 1.8 active plan members for each retired plan member.
Posted: December 4, 2018


The first retired member

In 1972, the first plan member retired and started collecting a pension. The annual amount was $529. One advantage of the plan is it’s a reliable source of income—the basic pension you receive in retirement will be paid for the rest of your lifetime.
Posted: November 13, 2018


Membership through the years

The number of active members topped 10,000 in 2004 and continued to increase until 2016. In 2017, the trend shifted: growth stopped and active membership declined slightly for the first time in the plan’s history. 
Posted: October 15, 2018


Launching the plan

Fifty years ago, on September 1, 1968 the School District and Regional Colleges (Pensions) Act brought BC’s College Pension Plan into being with 302 members from six participating employers. Keep an eye on this space for more about your plan’s history.
Posted: September 4, 2018