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About the CN Pensioners Association

Who We Are

The purpose of the CN Pensioners Association (CNPA) is to represent the needs of all retired CN employees. Our objective is to protect your interests, financial and otherwise, regarding your pension, your benefits and support and enhance your social interests and activities.

 

The CNPA was established over 40 years ago but we continue to evolve over the years, changing with the times. As a group, we are active in the communities we live in. We proactively advocate governments on Seniors' issues. We are an equal partner, along with the unions and CN, on the CN Pension Committee, ensuring our pensions are funded and improved over time. When sufficient funds are available we propose to the CN Board of Directors, for its consideration, pension improvements for our pensioners and also recommend modifications to the Pension Plan rules to the CN Board of Directors for review and approval. We have an important role in monitoring and communicating matters relating to the funding of our pensions and other pension matters.

 

With over 31,000 pensioners across the country, the CNPA wants to ensure you stay connected, have access to a wide variety of benefits, and have a place to connect with your former colleagues and to meet new friends. All this is managed by dedicated volunteers from every corner of the country. Despite popular belief, we are not just a group of old fogies who sit around playing pinochle. Our CNPA members are involved and active in the communities they live in, in volunteer efforts, recreation and leisure activities. We work with external partners to provide a variety of benefits, including insurance and travel discounts.

While CN Pension & Benefits Administration (1-800-361-0739) is the primary contact for your specific defined benefit pension plan issues, you or your spouse can also direct your or concerns about pension provisions, your benefits, changes, etc. to an executive member at any level.  We will point you in the right direction for answers on issues affecting your retirement. We are just a call or email away.

About Our Organization

The CN Pensioners Associations Inc. is a volunteer run, tri-level association, each with their own constitution and by-laws.  The Association is comprised of:

  1. A National Council whose main role is to:

    • Assist in forming associations of CN pensioners where a sufficient number are located and desire such association,

    • To provide and be the liaison between these associations and the management of Canadian National Railway Company,

    • Promote and protect the social economic and fraternal interests of all CN pensioners.                     ​​

  2. Five Regional/Provincial Councils whose main role is to:

    • Assist in forming associations of CN pensioners where a sufficient number are located and desire such association,

    • Promote and protect the interests of all retired CN employees in their respective Regions/Provinces, including all pensioners and their spouses formerly connected with CN  e.g. VIA Rail, Marine Atlantic and other Affiliates, to provide the proper liaison between CN pensioners and the Officers of CN in these respective Regions/Provinces.

    • Act as an advisory body to assist Local Councils in problem solving.                                                            

  3. Over 35 local councils strategically located across the nation whose main role is to promote and protect the interests of all retired CN employees in their respective geographical locations, including all pensioners and their spouses formerly connected with CN  e.g. VIA Rail, Marine Atlantic and other Affiliates.​

 

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