MEBCO was established in 1992 as a federal no-share corporation, operating on a not- for-profit basis. MEBCO represents the interests of the Canadian multi-employer pension and benefit plan industry before federal and provincial governments as well as government agencies and regulators. MEBCO’s members represent both multi- employer pension plans ("MEPPs") and multi-employer health and welfare benefit plans (“MEBPs").
MEBCO is administered by a Board of Directors who serve MEBCO on a volunteer basis, and who are responsible for identifying issues that impact multi-employer plans, developing a strategy to address those issues, and then carrying out this strategy. They are elected representatives from disciplines involved in multi-employer plans, including union and employer trustees, professional third party administrators, non-profit or “in- house” plan administrators, actuaries, benefit consultants, lawyers, and chartered accountants.
Trustees of MEPPs and MEBPs have responsibility for administering plans with accumulative membership of workers and families of over one million people in Canada. MEBCO is a founding member of the Global Pension Alliance – a significant collaboration of representatives of pension funds around the world.
MEBCO’s mandate is to be the expert voice of multi-employer benefit interests in Canada. MEBCO will carry out this mandate by:
- Advocating its positions on behalf of multi-employer plans before administrative tribunals, provincial and federal governments, and their agencies.
- Intervening and participating in proceedings before courts or other judicial bodies.
- Preparing and presenting reports, studies, and submissions on matters of importance to multi-employer plans.
To be the leading advocate for Canadian multi-employer pension and benefit plans.
MEBCO is a national, volunteer-based organization and the recognized, expert voice of Canadian multi-employer plans. MEBCO will be the collaborative leader on emerging industry issues and will effectively serve and champion the interests of its members.
MEBCO’s Core Focus:
- Thought Leaders
- Policy & Advocacy
- Awareness and Engagement
- Member and Stakeholder Value