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Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference

Tuesday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON
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Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference Brochure

The Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference tackles the unique challenges encountered by the public sector. Conference sessions offer innovative solutions to ensure the viability of pension and health and welfare funds.

Engaging sessions and open forums provide practical solutions and insight to the issues plans are facing. Attendees can ask questions, gather feedback from content experts and learn from other attendees. 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.

  • Keynote Session: The Future of Public Sector Pension Plans
  • CPP and What It Means for Your Plan
  • Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: A Trustee's Role in Analy​​​​zing Actuarial Assumptions
  • Pathway to Coping- Prevention and Early Intervention for Managing Psychosocial Stress and Mental Health Risk
  • Cybersecurity From a Risk Management Perspective
  • The Science of Happiness and Workplace Well-being
  • How Effective Is Your Communication?
  • Beyond the DB/DC Dichotomy:
    • Part 1: DC-to-TB Conversion-The Wave of the Future?
    • Part 2: Lessons From the Royal Ontario Museum Merger
  • Communicating Effectively With Different Generations in the Workplace
  • Open Forums

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.

Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Legal and Legislative Update


We are currently planning the sessions and speakers for this conference. Please check back soon for more speaker details.


Hugh MackenziePrincipalHugh Mackenzie & AssociatesToronto, Ontario


Derek DobsonCEO and Plan ManagerCollege of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension PlanToronto, Ontario

Shelley Engman, FCIA, FSAPartner
Aon Hwitt
Vancourver, British Columbia

Dr. Bill Howatt

Chief Research and DevelopmentOfficer for Workforce ProductivityMorneau ShepellHalifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Ashley Spetch

Vice President, Workplace Health and ResearchHomewood HealthVancouver, British Columbia


Marni Johnson

PresidentWorkplace Communication and Diversity Inc.Mississauga, Ontario

​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 can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 4/6/2017 C $1,330.00 C $1,550.00
After 4/6/2017 C $1,630.00 C $1,850.00