Health Benefits

Health Benefits

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The Western District’s Employee Benefits Plan offers a comprehensive benefits package through Canada Life (formerly Great West Life). Effective July 1, 2024, we are switching from Canada Life to Sun Life. Click on THIS link for more details.

Please send all inquiries regarding Canada Life benefits benefits directly to finance-benefits@thewcd.ca​

Health Benefits – General information

Please send any questions or concerns to finance-benefits@thewcd.ca

Benefits are not optional.
  • There is a 30 hour/week minimum requirement.
  • There is a 3-month waiting period for benefits; however, it can be waived via the Status Update Form.
  • See below for Staff changes.

1) New hires

  • Complete the Status Update Form on our website.
  • If you are waiving the 3-month waiting period, select “No” when it asks, “Apply Benefits Waiting Period?” This means benefits will become effective on the hire date. Once processed this cannot be changed.
  • Employee packages will be sent directly to the employee.

2) Beneficiaries

  • If an Employee wants to change their beneficiary, please send an email to finance-benefits@thewcd.ca and we will send a Canada Life Change Form to be completed.
  • Be sure to have a named beneficiary and it is a good idea to have a contingent beneficiary.
  • If the beneficiary is under 18 years of age, a trustee must be identified.

3) Salary changes

4) Family changes 

  • Marriage, name change, birth of a child, dependant, separation, divorce.
  • Please email finance-benefits@thewcd.ca for a Canada Life Change Form to be sent to you. Once completed and returned the changes will be made.

5) Terminations 

  • It is very important we receive this information immediately as there is a time-sensitive conversion period.
  • Notify us by completing a Status Update Form.
  • Benefits are terminated at 11:59pm the same day as the employment termination date unless an extension is requested.



Alliance Retiral Fund (ARF) Pension Plan


The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada has a pension plan called the Alliance Retiral Fund (ARF). The Alliance Retiral Fund is a defined contribution, registered pension plan. If you have not yet retired, the best way to stay up-to-date on your account, and to make changes, is on your Manulife account page. To obtain a PIN, please contact Ken Board, Coordinator of the ARF Pension Plan at ken.board@cmacan.org. 

Participation contributions commence upon permanent, full-time employment; there is no waiting period.



Retirement Resources

Group Retirement Plan Information

Reuter Benefits is your retirement consultant who assist with investment and retirement planning, providing consulting advice on the plan. Manulife Financial is the plan administrator who holds your assets and provides reports and online access.  


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Power Team

POWER = Providing Our Workers Excellence in Retirement

​POWER Team is a team made up of God fearing people who have experienced the successes & challenges in ministry and through these experiences have learned and grown in our walk with the Lord. We have a passion, backed up by the Districts Superintendents blessing and the blessing of our President, to come alongside those in retirement to reconnect them to the Alliance family, to empower them to encourage the next generation of pastors and missionaries.