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Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference

Wednesday, August 10 - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
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Public sector plans face unique issues and challenges in running their pension and health and welfare funds. To ensure the viability of these funds, creative and innovative solutions need to be implemented 
and maintained.

The Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference provides practical solutions through lectures and open forums. Attendees can ask questions, gather feedback from content experts and learn from other attendees who are facing similar issues. Register for this two-day conference and explore plan design, cost containment and communication strategies for pensions and benefits.


Below are the topics for this year's conference.

  • The Commodity Abyss: Two Years After the
    Meltdown​Are Canadian Equities Still Vulnerable?
  • Infrastructure—The Alternative to Real Estate for the Next Decade?
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing
  • Keynote Session: Why DB Plans in the Public Sector Are Good for Taxpayers
    • Part 1: In the United States
    • Part 2: The Canadian Experience
  • Sustainable Strategies for Health Care: Two Views
    • ​United Kingdom—Health Care Abroad
    • Canada—Health Care at Home
  • Inspiring Your Members Through Effective Communication​
  • Preparing for Retirement
    • Part 1: Lifestyle Transitions
    • Part 2: Doing the Math
  • Open Forums

Session Schedule/Speakers/Handouts

Very helpful and informative conference with great speakers and lots of useful material.
I caught up on current issues and trends as well as met and talked with other people in the field.

Ian D. Johnson Policy Analyst Specialized Services

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from leading pension and benefits professionals about the specific issues you face in your role.
  • Experience learning from a forum of your peers and discover best practices in other systems.
  • Hear about strategies that could save your fund money in the short and long term.
  • Take advantage of several networking opportunities with peers and other professionals.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for trustees, administrators, professional advisors and others in the Canadian public sector, including federal, provincial, municipal, educational, health and community service sectors.


This is a sample of the many industry professionals speaking at the 2016 conference.​

Diane Oakl​​​ey
Executive Director 
National Institute on Retirement Security

Tara Donnelly
Chief Executive
The Health Innovation Network

Victoria Hubbell
Senior Vice President
Strategy and Stakeholder Relations​
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Andrew Yorke, CEBS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Manitoba Blue Cross

​Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Investment Institute
August 7-10

Program Discount
Save $300 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Investment Institute. Use discount code Public16 to save.

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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Educational sessions at this program may qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 6/26/2016 C $1,240.00 C $1,460.00
After 6/26/2016 C $1,490.00 C $1,710.00