Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Retirement Planning

Retirement is a big step for most teachers, which involves many decisions. While planning should begin several years before retirement, final preparations should begin at least six months in advance of your scheduled retirement date. 

Remember, three months before your retirement date, contact the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) at 416-226-2700 or 1-800-668-0105 to obtain a personalized pension application form.

Staff at the OECTA Provincial Office are available to help you find the answers you need. Call 1-800-268-7230 or email

Log in to the Members' Area for more information to help guide your retirement planning.

Retiree Health Benefits

Ontario Teachers' Insurance Plan is a non-profit organization directed by a Board of Trustees consisting of two representatives from each of the four education affiliates: AEFOETFO, OECTA and OSSTF.

As a non-profit trust, OTIP’s Retired Teachers Insurance Plan (RTIP) offers three comprehensive health care plans for retirees through Manulife Financial. Premiums are payable in the same month that coverage starts. You can apply for coverage through OTIP within 60 days of the date that any existing coverage through any group employee health plan ceases.

For more information, contact:

125 Northfield Drive West
PO Box 218
Waterloo ON N2J 3Z9