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50th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC
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For 50 years, the Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference has been the leading source for solid, straightforward pensions and benefits education. This year, we are excited to bring the Annual Conference to Montréal, Québec for the very first time. A year of celebration, the 50th anniversary of the Annual Conference will be honored in a country celebrating their own 150th anniversary and in a city marking its 375th birthday! 

As Canada's premier employee benefits conference, the Annual Conference will provide you with the information and solutions needed to make the most informed decisions on behalf of your plan members and their families. Secure insights into updated legislative developments, the latest cost-saving ideas, and creative approaches to new challenges by registering today.​


Each year, the curriculum is carefully developed by active trustees and administrators along with the industry’s leading authorities in investments, fund management, legal and consulting businesses and top government and regulatory officials. Here is a sneak preview of session topics at the Annual Conference:​

  • ​​Protecting Privacy of Plan Sponsor Data: A Primer
  • Old Problems, New Numbers: Retirement in Today's Economy
  • Universal Pharmacare: What Do Employers Need to Know?
  • Retiree Health Benefits: What Has Changed?
  • Value Investing: Is Value Set to Soar?
  • ​​Legal/Legistative Developments Across Canada
  • Running Your Board and Committee Meeting Effectively
  • The ABC's of Gen X, Y, Z: Communicating Pensions and Benefits to a Multigenerational Workforce
  • Technology and the "Humanizing" of Trades
  • Pension and Benefit Developments in the Public Sector


​Benefits of Attending

Attend the Annual Conference to stay current with the latest regulatory and legislative changes, learn about approaches to improve your funds and network with others outside of your typical industry or trade.

Who Should Attend​​

  • ​Multi-employer fund trustees, administrators, business managers and association leaders
  • Public sector plan trustees and staff
  • Training trust fund trustees and training directors
  • Fund administrators and managers
  • Third-party administrators (TPAs)
  • ​Benefits consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Investment managers and consultants
  • Others who are involved in the design, management and administration of pension and benefit trust funds.


Attend sessions by more than 100 speakers including: inspirational speakers, professors and other specialists.
Keynote speakers for the 2017 conference:

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Honourable Jean CharestPartnerMcCathy Tétrault LLPPremier of Québec (2003-2012)Member of the Queen's Privy Council for CanadaMontréal, Québec

Schwarcz Joe 4c 615.jpgJoe SchwarczDirectorOffice for Science and SocietyMcGill UniversityMontréal, Québec

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Megan E. GreeneChief EconomstManaging DirectorManulife Asset ManagementBoston, Massachusetts

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David ChiltonAuthor InvestorWaterloo, Ontario 

​Preconference Sessions

Arrive early and attend a preconference course or workshop​. Preconference content is specifically designed to address the critical elements of trust fund management while at the same time, foster both professional and personal development.​ Check out the preconference sessions webpage for more details.

Preconference Sessions Include:

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Continuing Education

The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to fulfill your required credit hours. For full details and to request continuing education (CE) service, visit our continuing education webpage or contact the Continuing Education Department at
(262) 786-6710, option 2; e-mail:

Continuing education credit is available for:

  • Insurance Agents
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals (Ontario only)
  • Actuaries
  • HRPA (Human Resources Professionals Association)
  • Other Professionals

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
Visit for more information.

Registration Information

Register early and save!

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 7/10/2017 C $1,850.00 C $2,180.00
After 7/10/2017 C $2,150.00 C $2,480.00