e-Learning: Information on Pensions for Seniors

Presented by
Momiji / JSS / Yee Hong Centre

Wed. Mar 13, 2024, 3:00 – 4:15 pm (English)

1.5 hour online session on Zoom to learn about pensions will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), joined by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. *Held in English

What is this session about?

Whether you are just starting to apply for pension or you are already receiving one, you can learn a lot of useful information from Service Canada regarding the different types of pensions that seniors in Canada receive such as CPP, OAS, and GIS.

In this seminar, we will cover:

  • Canada Pension Plan Retirement Benefits (CPP)
    • Eligibility
    • Benefits under this plan – CPP-Death Benefit, CPP-Survivor Benefit
  • Old Age Security Benefit (OAS)
    • Eligibility: Status in Canada + Residence History
    • Residence history requirement
    • How it affects people with multiple residence countries
      • Importance of keeping records, tickets, passports etc.
  • International Social Security Agreement
    • Where to find information
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
    • Explain income taxes and GIS entitlement – filing on time
    • Estimated Income if income changes
    • Interruption benefits

About our Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker : Christina Karagianis (Citizen Services Specialist, Service Canada)

Christina K. is a Citizen Service Specialist with the Toronto Community Outreach Team for Service Canada. Christina has over eight years of experience working with the federal government providing services to citizens. Christina’s role as a Citizen Services officer in the Service Canada Centre where she provided direct service to clients led her to her current role as a Citizen Services Specialist. As a Citizen Services Specialist, Christina works to bring information about Service Canada programs and benefits to community organization and the citizens that they serve.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Mar 11). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Marinel):416-261-6683 x.244 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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