Canadian pensioners have worked hard all their lives and deserve to have their pensions protected. We are calling on governments across Canada to work together to safeguard defined benefit pensions.
The Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) advocates on behalf of defined benefit pension plans and their members. Founded in 2005, the CFP is the united voice of 23 retiree groups, representing 300,000 defined benefit pensioners, who work together to improve pension security across Canada. CFP is affiliated with CARP, CanAge, FADOQ and the National Pensioners Federation.
Our organization has a long history of working collaboratively with provincial and federal government agencies responsible for pension regulation. Our active engagement at the federal and provincial levels includes pre-budget consultations, committee hearings, legislative consultations, stakeholder meetings, lobby days, media campaigns and face-to-face meetings with senior ministers and other elected and government officials.
Michael Powell with Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau.
ActiPension (Association de protection des droits des participants au RPRTA)
ARAC (Association des retraités Abitibi Consol)
Catalyst Salaried Employees and Pensioners Advocacy Association
International Association of International Air Transport Association Retirees (IAIR)
KODA Retirees Association/Association Des Retraités KODA (retirees of Kodak Canada)
ONPA (Ontario Northland Pensioners Association)
Novartis/CIBA Retirees Group
RERWBS (Regroupement des Employés Retraités White-Birch Stadacona)
President, Canadian Federation of Pensioners
Michael is a passionate advocate for pensioners and serves as the President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners and President of the GENMO Salaried Pension Organization. Prior to retiring in 2009, Michael had a 34-year career with General Motors of Canada, where he was recognized for his leadership in addressing both strategic and tactical issues and delivering solutions that optimally blended business process and technology. During his career, Michael implemented business critical projects ranging from a live to air interactive distance learning network with three studios and 800 downlink sites to GM Canada's first customer relationship management platform. He was instrumental in implementing General Motors Corporation's first stamping plant to exclusively use transfer presses to make major body panels. Michael holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and a Masters of Science in Information Management from Carnegie Mellon University.