54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV

Registration coming soon!

CanAC-A-Flier_website.jpgWe look forward to reuniting in person in Las Vegas to hear from experts in the industry, network with benefits professionals and share strategies on managing the funds you serve in this everchanging world. The International Foundation is committed to helping you meet any upcoming challenges, providing a source for unbiased, impartial information on the key issues you face while supporting your pension and benefit funds. Join us at the 54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to gain the latest tools, ideas and strategies for making effective decisions on behalf of your plan members.

 Hot Topics

​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.

La traduction simultanée en français de toutes nos quatre séances principales et de la plénière « Inclusion » sera offerte.

2021 sessions will be announced mid summer. Find a sample of sessions below.

Governance/Fiduciary Responsibility

  • Advanced Governance Today—Disruptive Innovation and Governing in an AI World

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—Succession Planning for Trustees

Health and Wellness/Group Benefits

  • Virtual Care and Mental Health—A Win-Win-Winning Combination

  • Opioids Strategy—Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

  • National Pharmacare—Will the Momentum Continue?

Pensions/Retirement Security 

  • An Update on Mortality Research and Why It’s Important to Get Your Assumption Right

  • Decumulation—A New Dawn

  • Rethinking Retirement Income Adequacy—Practical Applications


  • Legal/Legislative Update (Atlantic, Central, And Western regions)

  • Human Rights and Discrimination Update

Public Plans

  • Public Sector Plan Expansion

  • Sustainability—Responding to External and Internal Risks


  • Les effets du cannabis…un an plus tard

  • Soins virtuels et santé mentale : une solution gagnant-gagnant-gagnant

  • Avons-nous besoin d’un nouveau type de régime de retraite ?


  • DC Decisions—What Matters Most for Your Plan Members

  • Risk Measures for Investing in Emerging Markets

  • A Hybrid Approach to Private Debt Market Investing

  • Liquid Alternatives Are on the Rise

  • Investing in Music Royalty Funds


  • Breaking Bad—Unpacking the Legal Issues for Resolving Service Provider Fraud and Claims Abuse in Group Benefits Plans

  • Assessing Cybersecurity Risks to Member Data—Attacking Pension Administration Systems


  • Communication From a Member’s Perspective

  • The Right Message for the Right Audience at the Right Time

Apprenticeship, Training and Education

  • Indigenous Recruitment—Opportunities and Challenges

  • Construction Trades—Exposing the Labour Market’s Best-Kept Secret

General Topics

  • From Unconscious Bias to Harassment—How Microaggressions Are Changing the Workplace Landscape

  • The World Is Your Oyster—Trustee Education and Resources

There is something for everyone, sessions are carefully tailored to Canadian content and experiences, with well qualified presenters, and lots of networking opportunities.

Cameron Deacoff
HRM Pension Committee Member
Halifax, Nova Scotia

​Demonstrate your commitment to your fiduciary responsibility and the thousands of plan members you serve.

 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.

Keynote Speakers

All Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.

 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 web page or contact the Continuing Education Department at
(262) 786-6710, option 2, or email: continuinged@ifebp.org.

Continuing education credit is available for:

  • Insurance agents
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals (Ontario only)
  • Actuaries
  • HRPA (Human Resources Professionals Association)
  • Other professionals
CEBS Compliance Approved Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS® Compliance credit.
Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.

Register With Confidence

This event is also available virtually so those learning remotely can share in the educational experience. You can register now for either an in-person or a virtual format; you’ll have the flexibility to change how you participate should your plans change—Just give us a week’s notice so we can best prepare for your participation. The virtual format includes all key content, and you can still qualify for a Certificate of Attendance (assuming you attend the minimum number of sessions required). If program changes become necessary, we will notify all registrants. All conferences have a no-penalty transfer policy to any other 2021 or 2022 program. Hotel cancellation policies apply. See www.ifebp.org/policies.

Registration Information

​Registration coming soon!