Canadian Legal and Legislative Update

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON


Canada’s increasingly diverse and older workforce composition, the growth in precarious work and rapid technological changes are posing unique challenges for administrators and trustees of pensions and benefits plans.

The Canadian Legal and Legislative Update covers recently enacted and proposed legislation as well as regulations pertaining to pensions and benefits. This two-day conference is an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry experts and to develop your understanding of the most critical issues in Canada. Get the latest information you need to make informed decisions while learning how legislative changes affect your funds.​

2019 Topics

This conference features interactive panels throughout. To get the most out of these sessions, come prepared with questions to interact directly with the experts, be ready to exhange views and information, experience a collaborative atmosphere and engage with peers.

• Pension Update—Recent Developments and 
  Expected Changes

• What’s Changing in Benefits—Legislative Update

• Legislative Update Panel

• When Is It Permissible to Discriminate?

• Discrimination in Benefit Plans—
  What Should Trustees Do?

• Panel—Benefits Discrimination

• Keynote: Can You Trust Your Cyber Parachute?

• Prescription Drugs: Implications from USMCA and Beyond

• Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity: Evolving
  Considerations for Group Plan Management

• Claims Fraud—New World Trends and Solutions

• Cybersecurity and Fraud Panel

• Member Communications—Legal Obligations and Risks

• Communications—Manage Risk While
  Empowering Plan Members

• Finding Solutions in the Haze

I have always felt that this program helps me to meet my compliance and regulatory obligations. And the program introduced me to the "new" best practices.

Laurie Caforio Senior Manager Pensions and Benefits ATB Financial

​Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from industry experts, regulators and government representatives.
  • Focus on the critical information you need to know now with fresh and relevant topics.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the pensions and benefits industry and their effect on your funds.
  • Take advantage of several networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend

This program is especially designed for labour and management trustees, public service trustees, professional advisors and corporate plan sponsors.


Speakers will be announced soon.

​2019 Featured Speakers

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Rob Carrick
Globe and Mail Columnist Vancouver, British Columbia

Claudiu Popa Security Privacy and Cyberfraud Risk Advisor and CEOInformatica Corporation
Toronto, Ontario

David Earle President and CEO British Columbia Trucking AssociationLangley, British Columbia

Sheri Wright, ICD.D
Vice President
Stakeholder Relations and Communications 
Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) 
Edmonton, Alberta

Jana R. Steele, LL.B.
Pensions and Benefits 
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
 Toronto, Ontario
Kiersten N. Amos 
General Counsel 
Shannex Incorporated 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

​Accompanying Educational Events

Plan now to attend the following programs that will be held prior to this conference.

Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMSTM)
May 9-11, 2016

Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMSTM) Session A
May 10-11, 2016

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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

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

Registration Information

Register early and save!

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 4/3/2019 C $1,360.00 C $1,580.00
After 4/3/2019 C $1,660.00 C $1,880.00