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Teacher Superannuation Files - 1820-1919 Series RG 2-114

The Common School Regulatory Act of 1853 created the Teacher Superannuation Fund providing teachers, who had retired or were unable to continue working, with a pension, provided they had contributed to the fund on a continuous basis. In 1874, the Act to Amend and Consolidate the Public School Law made two qualifications:

  • when the pensioned teacher died, the surviving spouse would receive the pension only until the end of the year, and;

  • that if the teacher died while still working, that a surviving spouse would receive the contributed money with accumulated interest.

Fund membership was extended to school inspectors in 1884. In 1917, the Teachers' and Inspectors' Superannuation Act created the Teachers' and Inspectors' Superannuation Commission to administer the fund and examine pension applications. The funds' and the Commission's names varied over the years until 1989 when the Commission was abolished and the fund became the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan.

The Superannuation Fund records have been divided into three sub-series which are described below:

Teacher Superannuation Applications Files (Sub-series RG 2-114-1)

Schedules of Teacher Pension Applications (Sub-series RG 2-114-2)

Lists of Superannuated Teachers (Sub-series RG 2-114-3)

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