HOOPP recognizes the bravery and commitment of health-care workers as they work tirelessly to serve our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 16, HOOPP published information regarding the following Plan changes for members and employers.

  • Continued HOOPP benefits for members on new unpaid emergency leaves – HOOPP will provide any member that takes an unpaid emergency leave, or is within the first 15 weeks of an unpaid health leave, with contributory service at no cost to members or employers.
  • Extension for contribution payments for leaves of absence – HOOPP has extended the timeline to make pension contributions following a leave of absence. The current timeline of 6 months from the end of a leave has been extended to 12 months and applies to all leaves of absence.

Please visit the Member COVID-19 and Employer COVID-19 pages for more information.

Every Ontarian deserves and needs a dignified and healthy retirement. ONA members have the benefit of a number of pension plans that serve them. This section of the ONA website lists these plans and information about them.

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) serves ONA members working in the hospital sector. It is fully funded and its investments are outperforming many others.

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) serves ONA members working for municipalities. It is a defined-benefits plan that ensures a secure retirement.

Nursing Homes and Related Industry Pension Plan (NHRIPP) also ensures a secure retirement for ONA members working in the nursing homes sector.

Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan (CBSPP) is the pension plan for ONA members working in CBS and its clinics.

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Pension Plan serves ONA members working in this sector, which provides home care and other services to Ontarians.

OHA Dental Plan for ONA Early Retirees

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) offers the OHA Dental Plan for ONA Early Retirees. Administered by Desjardins Insurance, the plan provides comprehensive dental care coverage to retired nurses aged between 60 and 64, and their eligible dependents.