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About The Retirement Centre

In 1984, York University established the Retirement Planning Centre, a resource unit that provides support, education and counseling services for all York employees and retirees. Under the capable direction of a diverse Advisory Board, the Retirement Centre enables the soon-to-be and newly retired to make informed choices when planning and living life after retirement.

The Centre's vision, mandate and strategic plan published recently as part of the RPCentre's Vison 2000 + incorporate York's dedication to lifelong learning, and reflect the University and Retirement Centre's shared commitment to presenting retirement as a stimulating and fulfilling continuation of that education.

Annual Report

Annual Report: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014

Consultation Services
Consultation: 153

Program Services
Programs: 28 seminars and 4 workshops
Total participants: 1959



Agequake (PDF)

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Retirement Planning Centre Advisory Board

The RPCentre's operation is guided by a dedicated board of directors who represent various unions/associations across the campus.


Name Affiliation Email
Maura Matesic YUFA Representative
Board Members
Name Affiliation Email
Pamela Persaud Administration
Paul Elliott Administration
Monica Hamilton Elliot YUSA Representative (Alternate)
Clifford Jansen YURA representative
David Leyton-Brown YUFA Representative
Patrick Legris YUSA Representative
Hassan Qudrat-Ullah YUFA Representative
Karen Rethoret YUSA Representative
Kathy Thomas CPMEA representative
Elizabeth Wangui CUPE 1356 Representative
Pension & Benefits Office
Name Title Email
Terisa Ducharme Associate Director, Pension & Benefits
Catherine Federico Pension & Benefits Support Specalist
Kailyn Crozier Pension & Benefits Assistant
Amanda De Sanctis Pension & Benefits Assistant