Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-114
3.52 metres of textual records
Series consists of applications for superannuation made by teachers and related documents, schedules of pension applications, and lists of superannuated teachers.
The series has been arranged in three sub-series.
The Common School Regulatory Act of 1853 (16 Vic., Chap. 185, Sec. XXIII) created the Teacher Superannuation Fund, the purpose of which was to provide financial support to retired teachers. Teachers who retired or were unable to continue working were entitled to a pension, provided they had contributed to the fund on a continuous basis.
In 1874, the Act to Amend and Consolidate the Public School Law (37 Vic. Chap. 28, Sec. 96) first stated that a surviving husband, wife or other representative were entitled to any money and accumulated interest contributed to the plan if the teacher died while still in service. In the same Act, it was stated that when the pensioned teacher died, the surviving spouse continued to receive the pension only for the rest of that year. In 1884, membership in the fund was extended to school inspectors.
The Teachers' and Inspectors' Superannuation Act of 1917 (7 Geo. V, Chap. 58) created the Teachers' and Inspectors' Superannuation Commission, comprised of people designated by the Minister of Education, and of elected representatives of the funds members. Its responsibility was to administer the fund and examine applications for a pension. Both the funds' and the commission's names varied over time. The Act to Revise the Superannuation Act of 1983, and To Make Related Amendments to the Teacher Profession Act of 1989 (37-38 Eliz. II, Chap. 92) changed the name of the fund to Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan and abolished the Commission.
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No further accruals are expected.
This series was previously described as RG 2, Series M-2.
These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.
|Department of Public Instruction (BA95)||Education Office (CA16)|
|Department of Education (AA3)||Office of the Deputy Minister (CA1772)|
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|Reference Code||Sub-series Title|
|RG 2-114-1||Teacher superannuation application files|
|RG 2-114-2||Schedule of teacher pension applications|
|RG 2-114-3||Lists of superannuated teachers|