Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference

Wednesday, September 18 - Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
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​Sustainability, Stability and Strength

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The Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference tackles the unique challenges encountered by the public sector. Conference sessions offer innovative solutions to ensure the viability of pension and health and welfare funds.

Engaging sessions and open forums provide practical solutions and insight to the issues plans are facing. Attendees can ask questions, gather feedback from content experts and learn from other attendees. Register for this two-day conference and explore plan design, governance and communication strategies for pensions and benefits.

2019 Topics

Keynote Presentations

  • Survey Says . . . A whirlwind tour of the latest research about retirement savings from one of Canada's leading pension experts.

  • Luncheon With Keynote Speaker—Defending the Value of DB

Additional Topics:

  • Trade War . . . and Peace: A Global Economic Outlook
  • Investing in a Time of Climate Change
  • Are Financial Markets in a Bubble?
  • Strategic External Risk Management
  • Managing Internal Risks Through Shareholders Engagement and Education
  • Member Communications—The Law and How It Applies to Evolving Communication Practices
  • Public Sector Accounting Changes—A PSAB Update
  • Pension Innovation
  • ELHT Funding and Governance Challenges—Emerging Issues
  • Implementing Pharmacogenomics in Benefits Plans: A Real-Life Case Study
  • Past, Present and Future of Drug Plans in Canada

The Foundation has a wonderfully balanced approach to education. Informative, engaging, relevant and held in a wonderful venue.

Andrew Huculak Chair
Saskatchewan Health Care Employee Pension Plan

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from leading pension and benefits professionals about the specific issues you face in your role.
  • Experience learning from a forum of your peers and discover best practices in other systems.
  • Hear about strategies that could save your fund money in the short and long term.
  • Take advantage of several networking opportunities with peers and other professionals.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for trustees, administrators, professional advisors and others in the Canadian public sector, including federal, provincial, municipal, educational, health and community service sectors.

Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Investment Institute

Save an additional $375 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Investment Institute. Use discount code Public19 to save.

​2019 Featured Speakers

Robert Brown, Ph.D., ACAS,  FCIA, FSAConsultantVictoria, British Columbia

Derek Dobson CEO and Plan ManagerCAATToronto, Ontario


Murray GoldSenior PartnerKoskie MinskyToronto, Ontario

Jana R. SteelePartnerOsler, Hoskin and HarcourtToronto, Ontario


Lydia So, M.B.A., CPA, CAPrincipalPublic Sector Accounting BoardToronto, Ontario

Barbara A. MartinezPartner LeaderBenefits SolutionsGreat West LifeToronto, Ontario

​Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Investment Institute
August 7-10

Program Discount
Save $300 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Investment Institute. Use discount code Public16 to save.

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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 www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.

Registration Information

Register early and save!

Save an additional $375 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Investment Institute. Use discount code Public19 to save.

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember


Through 8/4/2019 C $1,360.00 C $1,580.00
After 8/4/2019 C $1,660.00 C $1,880.00