There are a number of health benefits provided by MTS alone or in conjunction with some local associations.

The following benefit information is a summary of employee benefit plans which may be applicable to employment in your Division. Note that benefit plans may vary by division, and where practicable, this has been noted.

Extended Health Plans, Group Dental Plans & Group Life Insurance

Pension Information

Deferred Salary Leave Plan

If you have questions regarding MTS Group Benefits please contact:

Glen Anderson, Benefit Plans and Programs Officer

Phone: 204-831-3052
Email: ganderson@mbteach.org

Glenda Cantley, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 204-831-3082
Email: gcantley@mbteach.org


Disability Benefits

The MTS Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Benefits Plan is an insurance plan owned and operated by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. The Plan has been in existence since the mid-1980s under arrangements with an insurance company.

Plan participation is mandatory for all eligible Teacher Associations. (Note, not all Associations have chosen to participate. A list of participating Associations is below) The premiums paid by covered members provide for the cost of any provided services, income replacement, programs, other benefit payments and administration.

Short-Term Disability Benefits Plan

Long-Term Disability Benefits Plan

For general inquiries please contact:

Lisa Firth, Coordinator, Disability Benefits

Phone: 204-934-0390
Email: lfirth@mbteach.org

For benefit payment or premium inquiries please contact:

Robin Koswin, Benefit Payments Lead, Disability Benefits

Phone: 204-934-0392
Email: rkoswin@mbteach.org

Karen Wurr, Department Head, Disability Benefits

Phone: 204-934-0382
Email: kwurr@mbteach.org


Blue Cross Coverage for Substitutes

Substitute teachers in Manitoba can access a wide variety of health and dental benefits through Manitoba Blue Cross. To apply for coverage and find out more see below.

Substitute Teachers’ Plan Rates

Substitute Teachers’ Plan Provisions

Substitute Teachers’ Plan Application Form


Canada Life – MTS Members Portable Benefits

As a member of The Manitoba Teacher’s Society, you have access to Canada Life’s Portable Benefits through your group benefits plan.

With Portable Benefits, you can add life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and critical illness coverage to your plan. You can apply for this coverage and keep it even after you leave your job. Your rates can be less than you’d pay for individual coverage, helping you save while keeping you covered.

  • Pick your products. Choose optional insurance that will best suit the needs of you and your family.
  • Flexible payment. Flexible payment options include credit card and pre-authorized debit.

Portable Benefits Brochure

Portable Benefits Brochure (French)

Find the Coverage that Suits You

If you have questions about your current, mandatory life insurance or voluntary AD&D coverage, contact your employer. A Canada Life member guide can help find out how much coverage would help meet your needs. And now that you have access to critical illness coverage, they can help you with that, too. Connect with them to learn more about Portable Benefits’ flexible options, get a quote and enrol at your convenience.

Schedule an appointment or call 1-844-545-0085, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT.