Canadian Legal and Legislative Update


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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.​


2020 sessions include:

  • Opening Keynote: Moving Beyond the Echo Chamber: Building Diversity Into Boards and Governance
  • Pensions and Benefits Update: Central and Atlantic Canada
  • Pensions and Benefits Update: Western Canada
  • Emerging Risks at the Board Level
  • Where is Canada Headed?
  • Ethical Investing—To Do or Not to Do, That is the Question
  • Ethical Investing Panel

  • Thursday Keynote: Proactive Fraud Investigations, AI and the Departed
  • The Power and the Pain of Privacy
  • Tools for Your Fraud Prevention and data Security Kit
  • Panel Discussion on Fraud, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
  • The Quest for Sustainability in Pension Plans with Contingent Benefits
  • From the Regulators' Perspective
  • Communicating Risk in a Time of Uncertainty

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.


  • C. Anton Ames IT Management Consultant Anton Ames Group
  • Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CPA, CA President BPA Financial Group
  • Andrew Buck Partner Pitblado Law LLP
  • Lisa C. Chamzuk Partner Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Leah Fichter Deputy Superintendent of Pensions Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
  • Barry Gros Independent Chair University of British Columbia Staff Pension Plan
  • Ari N. Kaplan, LL.B., LL.M., Q.Med. Principal Kaplan Law
  • Mark Kelly National Accounts - Pension and Payroll Western Union Business Solutions
  • Sean Maxwell Partner Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Angela Mazerolle Vice President, Regulatory Operations; Superintendent of Pensions and Insurance Financial and Consumer Services Commission
  • Michael C.P. McCreary, LL.B. Senior Partner Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP
  • Naveen P. Mehta Chief Legal Officer MESH Diversity
  • Susan L. Nickerson Partner Torys LLP
  • Michael J. Peters Vice President and Deputy Superintendent BC Financial Services Authority
  • Barbara Sanders, M.Sc., FCIA, FSA Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science Simon Fraser University
  • Janis P. Sarra Distinguished Professor of Law, Founding Director of the National Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia
  • Alison Schneider Director Responsible Investment Alberta Investment Management Corporation
  • Mazen Shakeel, FCIA, FSA Vice President, Practice Leader, Asset and Risk Management Morneau Shepell
  • Roberto A. Tomassini Partner Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Sheri A. Wright, ICD.D Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Communications LAPP Corporation


Speakers for the 2020 conference will be announced in fall of 2019. Please check back soon

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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.

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