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56th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

56th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC


Join us in person at the 56th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in Montréal 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.

Sunday Keynote

Ethical Leadership—A Humanistic Approach

Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Retired)

Monday Keynote

Diversity Without

Irshad Manji
New York Times Bestselling Author

Tuesday Keynote

Implementing Science

Pablos Holman
Hacker, Inventor and Technology Futurist

Finale Keynote

The Ever-Shifting Political Landscape

Chantal Hébert
OC, Political Columnist


This year’s agenda is jam-packed with engaging sessions covering a wide range of issues and trends across pensions, benefits, investment, administration and other key topic areas. Get the guidance you need from experts in the industry to manage your plans effectively today and prepare them for what’s to come.

Governance / Fiduciary ResponsibilityLearn how to stay ahead of challenges so you can make the best decisions for your plan participants and act in the best interests of those you serve.
Health and Wellness / Group BenefitsExplore the latest issues, trends and solutions in the health care arena, including mental health. Providing insight on how to effectively manage your benefit plan.
Pensions / Retirement SecuritySessions focus on understanding all aspects of a pension plan, including plan design, investing funds and legislative changes.
InvestmentsUncover opportunities, trends and alternative strategies to enhance your fund’s investments. Make important decisions that impact the financial longevity of your funds.
AdministrationTake away valuable ideas for overseeing the front office while understanding your responsibilities and gaining valuable insight on how to run an effective fund.
CommunicationLearn how to evaluate your current communication programs and improve your communications to plan members with the latest requirements, trends and best practices.
Apprenticeship and TrainingTopics will cover running an apprenticeship program and trust fund, emphasizing solutions to fit their unique issues.
Public PlansLearn how to effectively navigate public plan operations while finding solutions to satisfy your unique needs and challenges.
General TopicsGain a broader overview of employee benefits–related topics and challenges so you can positively affect your plans.
Sessions en francaisUn volet dédié avec des séances couvrant les prestations de santé, les placements et les tendances en matière de retraite est disponible.


Walk away with a fresh perspective and new ideas after attending four incredible keynote sessions!

Music concert
Las Vegas Strip


Enjoy the historic downtown area that is within walking distance of the hotel. Montréal is known for its French-Canadian culture and heritage along with its cobbled streets, quant cafes, and lively nightlife. Visit some of Canada’s best museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Montréal Museum of History, and many great festivals. In addition, Montréal is known for its beautiful architecture, including the stunning neo-Gothic structures of McGill University.

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This year’s conference is a unique opportunity to share ideas, expand your benefits community and learn something new! Take the time to connect with other plan sponsors and industry professionals to discuss challenges, strategies and lessons learned.

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Exhibit Hall

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

• Secure a solid understanding of the pressing issues impacting today’s multiemployer and government health and pension plans.

• Develop new ways of thinking and alternative solutions that could translate to meaningful cost savings or valuable benefits for your plan participants.

• Uncover ideas to ensure your fund is maximizing its potential.

• Find out how other funds are tackling issues similar to your own, and discuss what worked and what didn’t.

• Hear about emerging trends and what they could mean for your plans

 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

 Continuing Education

CEBS Compliance Approved Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS® Compliance credit. Visit 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.

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Registration Information

​Register early and save!

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 7/28/2023 C $2,035.00 C $2,365.00
After 7/28/2023 C $2,335.00 C $2,665.00

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