Submitted by: Ted Jackson 

One of the remarkable outcomes of the work of the Service aux collectivites at the University of Quebec at Montreal  is Regime de Retraite, a pension plan for employees of community and women’s organizations in Quebec.  With some 3,000 members and a healthy investment fund, the plan provides the economic security of good pension benefits to support the retirement of workers in the non-profit and social sector. Interestingly, Michel Lizee, the animator of the initiative and now one of its board members, is a graduate of Carleton’s Institute for Political Economy.   He is willing to speak about this model with interested non-profits in English-speaking Canada.  For more information, see