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Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference

Wednesday, August 15 - Thursday, August 16, 2018
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montréal, QC
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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.


Keynote: Machine Learning and What It Means for Communicating Across Generations

  • Canadian Economic Forecast
  • Real Asset Pitfalls
  • Climate Change in Pension Plans: Carbon Budgets, ESG and Investment Decisions
  • Privacy, Legal and Reputation Risks Associated with Participant Data
  • Mental Health and the Evolving Workplace
  • Can Workplace Pensions and Benefits Survive?
  • What is Good Governance and Why it Matters!
  • Plan Consolidation and Establishments of Jointly Governed Plans
  • Shaping the Regulatory Environment: Case Study of UBC's Staff Pension Plan
  • Protecting Against Benefits Fraud
  • Impact of Legal Cannabis on Benefit Plans

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 Investment Institute


We are very excited this year to feature 18 dynamic speakers presenting 12 sessions.


Duncan StewartDirector
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research
Deloitte Canada
Toronto, Ontario

Derek W. DobsonChief Executive Officer and Plan ManagerCollege of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Plension PlanToronto, Ontario

Orla CousineauParnterExcutive Director,  PensionsUBC Faculty and Staff Pension Plans Human ResourcesThe University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia

Michael Peters.Acting Superintendent of PensionsThe Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia (FICOM)Vancouver, British Columbia

Susan PhilpottPartnerGoldblatt Partner LLPToronto, Ontario

Susan Bird CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow, HIA, ICD.DPresidentThe McAteer roup of CompaniesMarkham, Ontario

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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

Register early and save!

Save an additional $300 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Investment Institute. Use discount code Public18 to save.

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 7/5/2018 C $1,350.00 C $1,570.00
After 7/5/2018 C $1,650.00 C $1,870.00