Join us in person at the 56th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in Montréal, Québec 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.
Jovanka Charbonneau, M.Sc.Senior EconomistBDC (Canada’s Business Development Bank)Montréal, Québec
Lisa C. ChamzukPartnerLawson Lundell LLPVancouver, British Columbia
Hugh WrightPartnerMiller Thomson LLPHalifax, Nova Scotia
Mark ZiglerSenior PartnerKoskie Minsky LLPToronto, Ontario
Guillaume Lavoie, MPA (ENAP)Senior FellowC.D. Howe InstituteMontréal, Québec
Judy CroonComedianToronto, Ontario
Les présentations inspirantes du général Dallaire encouragent les leaders à adopter de nouvelles formes de communication avec leurs équipes, en leur donnant la confiance nécessaire pour aller au-delà de la perception de leurs propres capacités. La longévité professionnelle, l’avantage concurrentiel et l’épanouissement personnel attendent ceux qui placent la qualité de vie pour eux-mêmes et pour leur équipe au premier plan.
Dallaire’s inspirational presentations encourage leaders to embrace new forms of communication with their team, giving them the confidence to go beyond the perception of their own abilities. Professional longevity, a competitive edge and personal fulfillment are awaiting those who put the quality of life for themselves and their team at the forefront.
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)—The phrase is everywhere. But doing DEI in a way that actually unifies people is far less understood. Enter Irshad Manji. In her riveting keynote, the New York Times bestselling author will reveal:
After her keynote, join Manji for a breakout workshop in which she’ll teach the skills to achieve diversity without division—because good ideas don’t work unless we work them!
« Diversité, équité et inclusion » — Cette expression est omniprésente, mais pratiquer la DEI d’une manière qui unifie réellement les gens est beaucoup moins bien compris.
C’est là qu’intervient Irshad Manji. Dans son discours liminaire captivant, l’auteure de best-sellers du New York Times révélera :
Après son allocution, rejoignez la journaliste et professeure Manji pour une séance en petits groupes au cours de laquelle elle vous enseignera les compétences nécessaires pour parvenir à la diversité sans division. Parce que les bonnes idées ne fonctionnent que si nous y travaillons !
Join Charbonneau as she outlines the current economic situation and its implications for what’s ahead.
Charbonneau présente la situation économique actuelle et ses implications pour l’avenir.
This panel will discuss proposed and recently passed legislation and regulations as well as court decisions affecting pension and health and welfare benefit plans.
This session will introduce the keys to understanding your plan’s financial performance and making the right decisions. The discussion will include:
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This practical session will explore the higher profile and greater importance of portfolio monitoring and benchmarking in institutional portfolio management, including:
We examine how private assets have historically fared in challenging environments and their critical role in portfolio construction, including:
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Many of the disruptive technologies we take for granted today were completely nonexistent not long ago. A prolific inventor and hacker, Holman built some of the most unique technologies in health care and cybersecurity. His ability to demystify and distill complex technology into practical tools helps humans thrive. Opportunities abound for innovators—Learn more about the potential they bring to the world.
Bon nombre des technologies perturbatrices que nous tenons pour acquises aujourd’hui n’existaient pas du tout il y a peu. Inventeur prolifique et pirate informatique, Pablos Holman a mis au point certaines des technologies les plus uniques dans le domaine des soins de santé et de la cybersécurité. Sa capacité à démystifier et à distiller des technologies complexes en outils pratiques aide les humains à prospérer. Les occasions ne manquent pas pour les innovateurs. Apprenez-en plus sur le potentiel qu’ils apportent au monde.
The collaborative (or sharing) economy is not a fad but an irreversible societal phenomenon. It impacts (or will impact) all spheres of activity: social, economic and political. It transforms the way markets work, relations between individuals, employment status, tax policy and the very role of government at all levels. Employers and unions will reconsider operations, competition and business models.
The barriers we face are no longer technological but cultural and institutional. Imagine a world that is more productive, sustainable and entrepreneurial. The world of tomorrow will belong to those who conceive a new framework that enables both protection and prosperity.
Stress is a major cause of most illnesses, and humour is an amazing way to relieve it—especially now. Harvard studies show that when you are stressed, your brain shrinks. However, when you laugh, you relax; and when you relax, you learn. This inspirational session explores seven stress-relieving ingredients during these challenging times—a positive attitude, perseverance, forgiveness, teamwork (how to deal with people who aren’t “as perfect as us”), family and friends, healthy mental activity and healthy physical activity. This session will cover:
Though presenteeism costs three times as much as absenteeism, managers still don’t know much about it. And for good reason! It’s hard to quantify, and data is hard to come by. A recent study provides new insights into the complex relationship between absenteeism, presenteeism and mental health. This session will enable participants to:
In a rising rate environment, what benefits have commercial mortgage investors experienced, and how has risk been mitigated through underwriting? The following topic points will be covered to help trustees better understand commercial mortgages:
Inflation and interest rate hikes are affecting everyone. Is it time to review your group benefits? Explore this topic from several angles:
Gain new approaches to minimizing plan member absence and understand the value of being a supportive guide for plan members as they navigate governmental programs and the somewhat confusing medical system. Learn new tools and opportunities to reduce claim duration along with the resulting costs and labour shortages associated with absence due to member disabilities.
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Despite what stakeholders may expect on the heels of a year of poor investment performance, 2022 was not a perfect storm for pension plans. Higher interest rates significantly lowered liabilities and costs. What does this mean for your plan and your plan members?
Investors can get a better understanding of real economy environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes by focusing on links between “E” and “S” priorities as companies transition to a lower carbon economy. This session will cover:
Des questions importantes seront soulevées par la journaliste Chantal Hébert :
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