The Desjardins Group Retirement Committee (DGRC) is the Plan administrator and trustee of the pension fund. Its role is to ensure the financial management and the day-to-day administration of the pension plan. To do so, the DGRC takes the necessary steps to protect the benefits of Plan members or beneficiaries, and enhance pension fund assets.
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By virtue of the powers vested in it by the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and the
Plan Regulation, the Retirement Committee is responsible for soundly administering the pension plan and paying promised benefits to participants and their heirs. It applies the rules provided under the Plan Regulation and ensures that the legal requirements are met.
The Desjardins Group Retirement Committee is made up of 11 voting members. According to the Supplemental Pension Plans Act, two non-voting members, elected at the annual meeting, may be added to the Committee.
Voting members are divided up as follows:
- The president designated by the Fédération's Board of Directors
- Five members designated by the employers and appointed by the Fédération's Board of Directors
- Four members designated by members and elected in accordance with the electoral procedures determined by the Retirement Committee, namely:
Two members designated by active members from the caisses Desjardins du Québec
One member designated by active members from corporate affiliates
One member designated by non-active members and beneficiaries
- An external member appointed by the Fédération's Board of Directors
The active members as a group and the non-active members and beneficiaries as a group may each exercise their right to designate a non-voting member on the Retirement Committee. The electoral procedures are established by the Retirement Committee. The mandates of the members designated by active members, non-active members and beneficiaries do not all end in the same year, in order to ensure continuity within the Retirement Committee.
Members of the Desjardins Group Retirement Committee
Members designated by the employers