54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

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

Choose your experience:


Join us virtually or in person 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. Hear from experts in the industry, network with benefits professionals and share strategies on managing the funds you serve in this ever-changing 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.

Vaccinations and mask wearing are required for this program. See our full COVID-19 Safety Preparations for a complete list of all safety measures.


​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.

    • Available in person
    • Available virtually
    You must be a logged in registrant to access session handouts.

    No sessions match your selected criteria.

    Sessions will be announced soon.

    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

    • Yassmin Abdel-Magied Leadership and Diversity Expert
    • Dr. Tyler Amell, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. Chief Health and Strategy Officer Medikeeper
    • Angela D. Austman Partner Lawson Lundell LLP
    • Candice Bangsund, CFA Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation Fiera Capital Corporation
    • Jeremy Bell, CFA, FCIA Partner George & Bell Consulting, Inc.
    • Kevin Bryenton Executive Director of Canadian Affairs Ironworkers International
    • Lisa C. Chamzuk Partner Lawson Lundell LLP
    • Bruce Croxon Managing Partner Round13 Capital
    • Michael Dawson, CFA, CPA, CA Vice President, Finance Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan
    • Derek W. Dobson Chief Executive Officer and Plan Manager Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan
    • Anar Dossa, B.Sc.Pharm., Pharm.D., CDE Director, Pharmacy Services Pacific Blue Cross
    • Michael A.T. Furlong, FCIA, FSA Associate Vice President, Benefits Consulting - National Accounts HUB International Atlantic Limited
    • Nicholas H. Gubbay, FCIA, FFA Principal Eckler Ltd.
    • Kevin P. Higgins, CEBS National Vice President, Trustee, Group Benefits Manulife
    • Bradley Hough, ACIA, CAIA, FIA Partner PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.
    • Arleen Huggins Partner Koskie Minsky LLP
    • Martin Leclair, CFA Institutional Portfolio Manager and Vice President Phillips, Hager & North Investment Funds, Ltd.
    • Mary E. Lee, ICD.D President and Chief Executive Officer Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS)
    • Genevieve Lussier, FCIA, FSA, MAAA Vice President and Actuarial Manager Segal Consulting
    • Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE President RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
    • Peter Mansbridge, OC Chief Correspondent, CBC News Anchor of The National for 29 Years
    • Peter Muldowney Senior Vice President Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
    • Mike F. Neheli President Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.
    • Judy N. Plotkin, MSW Vice President, Health Solutions People Corporation
    • Steven Richardson, M.A., CHRM Manager Claim Watch
    • Darren J. Robbins Partner Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
    • Marg Romanow, R.N., CEBS Benefits Officer Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
    • Bob Romphf Chair Healthcare Employees’ Benefits Plan (HEBP)
    • Kevin Rozek, FCIA, FSA Vice President Segal Consulting
    • Cynthia Lynne Rynne, FCIA, FSA Partner and Senior Consultant PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.
    • Mazen Shakeel, FCIA, FSA Partner and Practice Leader Asset and Risk Management Morneau Shepell
    • Jessica T. Shinnefield Partner Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
    • Julie M. Stich, CEBS Vice President, Content International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
    • Big Daddy Tazz Motivational Speaker and Comedian
    • Allison Tremblay Partner Victory Square Law Office LLP
    • Marc-Andre Vinson, AICA, ASA Senior Consultant and Director SAI Actuarial Services
    • Marc Williams, CFA, FCIA, FIA Vice President, Portfolio Manager Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
    • Hugh H. Wright Partner McInnes Cooper
    • Mark Zigler Senior Partner Koskie Minsky LLP
    • Bryan W. Zoran, CEBS Director, Educational Programs—Canada International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


    En raison de la situation actuelle, nous avons dû prendre la difficile décision d’annuler le volet francophone et l’interprétation simultanée en français pour cette conférence. Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à notre prochain Séminaire de gestion des caisses de retraite, le 26 mai 2022, à Montréal. D’autres renseignements suivront!

    Young Professionals Scholarship Available

    The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) have teamed up to create a scholarship opportunity for young employee benefits professionals to encourage participation in the benefits industry.
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     Continuing Education

    CEBS Compliance Approved Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS® Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.

    Other Continuing Education Credit:

    Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions depending on profession/designation requirements. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.

    Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.

    COVID-19 Preparations

    The health and well-being of our members, conference participants, volunteers and staff has been, and will always be, our top priority. After careful consideration and consultation with our volunteer leaders across Canada, the following requirements have been established to help ensure the safety and well-being of our attendees:

    Vaccination - We are requiring all conference participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    Masking - All conference participants are required to wear a mask while inside the program venue (except while eating and drinking).

    See our full COVID-19 Safety Preparations for a complete list of all safety measures.

    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

    ​Register early and save!

    Registration Information
      Member Nonmember

    Through 10/10/2021 C $1,945.00 C $2,275.00
    After 10/10/2021 C $2,245.00 C $2,575.00