PLAYING FOR A BETTER RETIREMENT

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2023

 
 

In Concert provides pension plan updates and explains how your pension plan works.

 
 

 
 

Comments or questions about this newsletter? We’d like to hear from you! Please email us: info@mpfcanada.ca.

 

Meet Your New Trustee: Allistair Elliott

The Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada is proud to announce that AFM International Representative for Canada, Allistair Elliott, has joined the Board of Trustees. Allistair brings a wealth of experience as both an active union leader and talented musician. Welcome, Allistair!

Mr. Elliott studied classical trumpet as a teenager, with performances in London, England and Vienna, Austria by age 17. He moved from Northern Ireland to England to study at Leeds College of Music before immigrating to Canada in 1988.

Over the course of his music career, Allistair has performed with Gino Vannelli, The Drifters, The Temptations, Lou Pride, John Dankworth, and The Supremes. He has also opened for the legendary saxophonist, Joshua Redman, and toured with the internationally-renowned Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He has even shared the stage with Honeymoon Suite and Saturday Night Live’s Lenny Pickett. Mr. Elliott still travels and performs to this day. He is especially proud of his award winning second album – Urban Nights.

As a passionate advocate for union musicians, Mr. Elliott joined the executive board of the American Federation of Musicians for Local 547 Calgary in the mid 1990’s. Since then, he has served union members in various capacities, including stints as Vice-President and President of Local 547. In 2014, Allistair was hired for his current role as the AFM’s International Representative for Canada.

In his new role as an Employee Trustee of the Fund, Mr. Elliott brings a deep understanding of how important pension benefits are to members.

“The Musicians Pension Fund of Canada has worked hard to facilitate members filing contracts for all kinds of gigs, and even private teaching. I am honoured to be appointed as a Trustee, and will serve the members and the plan with integrity to the best of my ability. While I have much to learn, there is a great team to learn from.” – Allistair Elliott

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Elliott to the Board of Trustees!

Processing Your
Pension Benefit

When you apply for your pension, the Fund Office needs sufficient notice in order to take care of administrative details.

Please submit all paperwork by the 14th of the month for benefits effective the first of the following month.

Questions?
We can help!

 

Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada

200 Yorkland Blvd.

Suite 605, Toronto

Ontario M2J 5C1


tel: 416.497.4702

fax: 416.497.4742

toll free: 1.888.462.6666

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