54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

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

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.

Find a sample of planned 2021 sessions below.

Governance/Fiduciary Responsibility

  • Developing a Risk Framework

  • Onboarding Your New Trustees

Health and Wellness/Group Benefits

  • Telemedicine

  • Managing the High Cost of Drugs

  • COVID-19 Long Haulers—Potential Impact for Private Plans

  • Fraud and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Our Mental Health

Pensions/Retirement Security 

  • Target Benefit Pension Plans

  • Funding, Solvency and PfAD Issues

  • Retirement Income Security— The Impact of Unlocking Funds


  • Legal/Legislative Updates in Atlantic, Central and Western Canada

Public Plans

  • How Are You Building Pension Champions?

  • Benefits of Collaboration


  • Basics in Financial Performance Monitoring

  • Incorporating ESG Into Your Portfolios

  • Deficit Spending and Its Impact on Investment Decisions

  • A Low Interest Rate Environment

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate


  • Cybersecurity and Protection of Participant Information

  • Pre-Authorization—Drug Plans and the Process of Preapprova


  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Benefits

  • Social Media—Risks and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship, Training and Education

  • Diversity in Recruitment

  • Financial Literacy

General Topics

  • China—Geopolitical Analysis and Implications

  • Vaccinations and Returning to Work


Vous recherchez du contenu en français? Plusieurs séances seront proposées. En outre, un volet dédié avec des séances couvrant les prestations de santé, les placements et les tendances en matière de retraite est disponible.

Séances prévues en français (les sujets sont susceptibles d’être modifiés).

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.

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 International Foundation is closely monitoring local, state and federal agencies regarding the latest safety precautions. We are also working closely with the event property to implement the current safety guidelines. As the event draws closer, watch for safety guidelines that will be in place.

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