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Stories from the OMERS Community

We are pleased to share stories we hope make you feel proud to be part of the OMERS family. Here you can find out more about our investments and the people who lead them, as well as other exciting initiatives underway.

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In honour of Constable Hong

September 13, 2022

Like so many, we are saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Constable Andrew Hong of the Toronto Police Service, who was senselessly killed in the line of duty yesterday. Learn more

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In Memoriam – Darcie Beggs OMERS AC Board Member

January 28, 2022

OMERS wishes to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Darcie Beggs. Learn more

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More sustainable investing news!

January 28, 2022

Most recent OMERS direct investment in renewable energy now complete, and Leeward collaborates with Verizon. Learn more

In Toronto, we’ve partnered with Holiday Helpers, a charity whose mission is to provide a one-time customized gift package to families in need in Toronto, Hamilton and Durham.

Giving back to our communities

December 21, 2021

Sharing some lovely stories about our people doing ‘One Good Thing’ in their community this month. Learn more

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Workplace and people awards

December 17, 2021

Two workplace awards this month, plus Nan Chen recognized as a future leader in Canada’s finance industry. Learn more

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Some exciting sustainable investing news!

December 8, 2021

Our commitment to a Net Zero 2050 emissions goal, and Blake’s new appointment with the Investor Leadership Network. Learn more

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Playing our part

October 29, 2021

As world leaders meet in the UK for the COP26 climate change summit this weekend, learn more about our own sustainability work underway. Learn more

Renewable energy firm Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Australia

Another investment into renewable energy

October 22, 2021

This week we announced our third investment in Australia, into renewable energy firm Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Australia. Learn more

Blake Hutcheson, CEO, OMERS

A Message of Thanks!

October 8, 2021

Have a great long weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving from Blake and all of us at OMERS! Learn more

As tenants of One Raffles Quay North Tower in Singapore, our colleagues from the OMERS Asia office brought Purpose@Work to life last month by joining forces with Raffles Quay Asset Management and the By The Bay community for a beach clean-up at Changi Beach.

Helping clean our communities

October 1, 2021

As tenants of One Raffles Quay North Tower in Singapore, our colleagues from the OMERS Asia office brought Purpose@Work to life last month by joining forces with Raffles Quay Asset Management and the By The Bay community for a beach clean-up at Changi Beach. Learn more

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What a September!

September 24, 2021

Leadership awards for two colleagues; working with The Globe; our latest insights on health tech. Learn more

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Supporting new Alzheimer’s Disease research

September 10, 2021

Evidation – a US investment since earlier this year – announced over the summer an exciting new partnership to investigate the usefulness of remotely collecting digital data to detect and monitor the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn more

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Our new collaboration on AI

August 27, 2021

Our work with the Vector Institute will enable us to more fully explore and act on opportunities to innovate and lead for the future. Learn more

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Spotlight on Inmar Intelligence

August 20, 2021

One of our US investments receives three awards and recognitions this month for their employee experience and sustainability commitments. Learn more

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OMERS investments in the news

August 12, 2021

We wanted to share some exciting investment stories from over the last few weeks, covering India, Europe and innovative companies in North America. Learn more

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Get to know our people!

July 30, 2021

Our people come to work every day to deliver our pension promise to you. We wanted to shine a light on two colleagues and the CEO of a US investment. Learn more

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How one of our Ontario investments is supporting vaccination rollout

July 9, 2021

We’re so proud of Bruce Power – which has been one of our Ontario investments since 2003 – and their collaboration to support the provincial vaccination rollout. Learn more

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In honour of Constable Northrup

July 6, 2021

As many of you are now aware, Constable Jeffrey Northrup of the Toronto Police Service was tragically and senselessly killed in the line of duty late last week. Constable Northrup was not just a member of the OMERS pension plan, he was a member of the OMERS family. Learn More

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What are we up to in Asia-Pacific? Here’s a short update

June 11, 2021

Ever wonder what we are up to in Asia-Pacific? Perhaps you have heard our CEO Blake Hutcheson and other leaders speak about our interest in the region? We want to share a short update because we’re excited about a range of opportunities there and the potential for these to generate value for members. Learn More

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One of our US investments goes carbon neutral

June 4, 2021

Aledade is a US firm in which we’ve owned a stake since last year. The company provides tools and resources to primary care physicians across the US to help improve outcomes for patients. Learn More

Thames Water Infrastructure

Our UK investment recognized for diversity & inclusion!

May 12, 2021

Thames Water ranked in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, which is one of the UK’s most prestigious and well-established listings of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace. Learn More

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Honouring Our Members

March 18, 2021

OMERS employees around the world take sincere pride in serving the people who serve our communities. With that spirit in mind, we were thrilled when MLSE and the Toronto Maple Leafs, in partnership with Toronto Fire, Toronto Police and Toronto Paramedic Services marked the annual First Responders Awareness Night game on Friday, March 12. Learn More

OMERS Companies Working to Make a Difference

As an OMERS member you can be proud of the companies your pension plan owns. Amidst this global health crisis, our portfolio companies spanning real estate, infrastructure, private equity and ventures, are hard at work supporting people and communities around the world in the fight against COVID-19. Discover their stories

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