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Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-114

Teacher superannuation files

About these records

Teacher superannuation files
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

3.52 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

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.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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Ontario. Dept. of Public Instruction

Ontario. Education Office

Ontario. Dept. of Education

Ontario. Dept. of Education. Office of the Deputy Minister

Restrictions on Access
Access to the original records is restricted for conservation reasons. Please use self-service microfilm reels in the Main Reading Room. See sub-series descriptions for details.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were acquired by the Department of Public Records from the Department of Education as a direct transfer in 1960.

No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

This series was previously described as RG 2, Series M-2.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

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.

1853-1876 :

Department of Public Instruction (BA95) Education Office (CA16)

1876-1919 :

Department of Education (AA3) Office of the Deputy Minister (CA1772)

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Sub-series that make up this series

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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