The Native Benefits Plan (NBP) celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019.
In 1979, the Plan was set up by the Conseil Atikamekw-Montagnais in the wake of community enablement and the need to establish a pension plan to manage the pension plans of all organizations with Native and non-native employees. The establishment of the NBP was a milestone in First Nations empowerment and self-government. Having a pension plan that belonged to First Nations allowed the communities to build skilled workforces and generate economic spinoffs at the local level. The NBP was a leader for all First Nations in this domain, with a plan crafted by visionary, forward-looking individuals – community builders able to look beyond the short term and develop what is today the largest Aboriginal pension fund in Canada.
Over the years, our organizations have adapted to present products and services corresponding to the evolving fringe benefit and insurance needs of our clientele.
Today, the RBA has more than 87 employees, over 5,700 members, 1,200 retirees and assets under management totalling $737 million.
On behalf of the Retirement Committee and senior management, we promise to pursue our goals of becoming the reference in First Nations pension fund management, experts in fringe benefits that improve the financial independence of First Nations and offering our members a service that meets their expectations.
We sincerely thank our members for their trust over the past 40 years!
|Sylvain Picard||Norm Odjick|
|NBP General Manager||President NBP Retirement Committee|