Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS®)

Thursday, July 25 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS


Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS) increases knowledge and understanding for effectively managing trusts: Legal, Administration, Governance and Funding/Investment/Finance will be covered. New trustees, in particular, must quickly gain an understanding of the basic principles of trust fund management and know where to find answers. FTMS is the first step in focusing on these needs.


  • Legal
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Funding/Investment/Finance

Great forum to network with peers, and the educators are very experienced.

David Owen Ralph Account ManagerThe PBAS Group

Benefits of Attending

  • Understand health and retirement needs of plan members.
  • Gain knowledge in trust operations, including health and welfare plan structure.
  • Learn about the increasing general concerns of regulators regarding the significance of health and welfare and pension trust management.

Who Should Attend

Newly appointed/elected multi-employer, public sector and corporate plan trustees, benefit office staff and individuals returning to trustee service after an extended absence. Also, potential trustees (as part of your succession planning), providers of service to trust fund plans and trustees of both pension and health and welfare trust funds.


Speakers will be announced soon.


Our instructors are experts in their respective fields and have considerable experience working with trustees/fiduciaries. Visit our instructor page for more information. 


FTMS is the first International Foundation program in Canada to offer trustees an opportunity to validate their learning. While the test is optional for FTMS, it is required if you intend to enroll in the Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS) program. The test is included in the cost of your FTMS course registration. The test will be an online, open-book test with 40 questions. It will be available within a specified window of time after course completion. Watch for details.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
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Through 6/13/2019 C $1,785.00 C $2,005.00
After 6/13/2019 C $2,085.00 C $2,305.00