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Canadian Legal and Legislative Update

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON
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2018 Brochure

Canadian Legal and Legislative Update Brochure

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 pension and benefit plans.

The Canadian Legal and Legislative Update covers recently enacted and proposed legislation as well as regulations, all pertaining to pensions and benefits. This 2 day conference is an opportunity to learn 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.​

2018 Topics

Topics for 2019 will be announced soon. Here are some highlights from the previous program.

  • Opening Keynote: The Future of Work and the Future of Pensions and Benefits
  • Is 70 the New 65? Canada's Aging Workforce and the Evolution of "Retirement"
  • Addressing the Pension and Benefit Needs of Precarious Workers
  • Keynote: The Changing Nature of Work and Its Impact on Workers: A Union Perspective
  • Evolving Workplaces: Considerations for Plan Trustees and Plan Sponsors
  • Legal Considerations for Accommodating Diversity and Disability in Benefit Plans
  • Keynote: The Legalization of Cannabis in Canada
  • Legal and Regulatory Update: Trends and Developments in Pensions and Benefits
  • How to Manage Risk: Benefit Fraud and Trustee Liability
  • Are Target Benefit Plans the Future?
  • Reshaping Governance: Legal Implications and Lessons Learned
  • Cybersecurity Concerns
  • Open Forum

I have always felt that this program helps me to meet my conpliance and regulatory oblications. 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.

​2018 Speakers

Speakers for 2019 will be announced soon. Here are some presenters from 2018 program. 

Stanford_Jim_narrow_Photo MB2 Compressed.jpgJim Stanford, Ph.D.Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work
The Australia Institute
Canberra, Australia
Paul MoistPresident Emeritus, CUPE
Ottawa, Ontario
The Honourable Darrell DexterVice Chair, Global Public Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario

​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

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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