Evolve:  Benefits and Workforce Strategies Summit

Evolve: Benefits and Workforce Strategies Summit

Wednesday, May 10 - Thursday, May 11, 2023
White Oaks Resort and Conference Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

From a global pandemic to the Great Resignation, employers and HR teams are challenged more than ever before.

To do more with less.

To find creative ways to get—and keep—the best talent.

To navigate today's issues while gearing up for whatever tomorrow may bring.

Join us at EVOLVE—an innovative new conference for Canadian HR, pensions and benefits leaders—to learn the latest trends and strategies to attract, retain and support your ever-changing workforce.

It's time to EVOLVE. Are you ready?

Preconference training opportunity! Earn your Total Rewards Certificate on May 8 & 9.


Welcome reception on May 9! Drop in anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

 Sessions and Schedule

  • Available in person
  • Available virtually
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Canadian
  • General
Wednesday May 10, 2023
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
Retain The Best. Confront the Rest. | Build a Dynamic Environment Where Employees Can Thrive
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
Category: Keynote
Michelle Ray
Speaker
Michelle Ray
Leadership Expert & Accountability Catalyst
National Speakers Bureau
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET
Managing the Talent Drain: Proven Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent in an Employee’s Labour Market
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Kelly Mawhinney
Speaker
Kelly Mawhinney
Partner & Toronto Careers Leader, Canada
Mercer
10:45-11:30 a.m. ET
Is It Time to Super-Flex Your Benefits Plan for Next-Gen Workers?
10:45-11:30 a.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Valerie Travis
Speaker
Valerie Travis
Founder
bespoke benefit solutions
1:30-2:15 p.m. ET
Tackling Mental Health Concerns in a Still-Pandemic World
1:30-2:15 p.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Judy N. Plotkin, M.S.W., ICD.D
Speaker
Judy N. Plotkin, M.S.W., ICD.D
Vice President, Health Solutions
People Corporation
2:45-3:30 p.m. ET
The Greatest Cybersecurity Threats You Don’t Know You’re Facing
2:45-3:30 p.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Brian W. Sweigman
Co-Speaker
Brian W. Sweigman
Lawyer
Goodmans LLP
Ira Goldstein
Co-Speaker
Ira Goldstein
Global Cybersecurity Leader and Advisor
Kernel Advisory
3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
It’s Not Just About Wellness Anymore: Moving From Wellness to Total Well-Being
3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Paula Allen
Panelist
Paula Allen
Global Leader and Senior Vice President, Research and Total Wellbeing
LifeWorks
Roland Chiwetelu, CFP
Panelist
Roland Chiwetelu, CFP
Principal
Eckler Ltd.
Tim St Vincent
Panelist
Tim St Vincent
Financial Literacy Educator
Credit Counselling Society
Thursday May 11, 2023
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
Leading to Greatness
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Jim Reid
Speaker
Jim Reid
Author, Speaker and Coach
Jim Reid Coaching
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET
Harassment and Bullying: Best Practices for the New World of Work
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Mary Ann Baynton, M.S.W.
Speaker
Mary Ann Baynton, M.S.W.
Director of Collaboration and Strategy
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
10:45-11:30 a.m. ET
Getting Global: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities of Hiring Foreign Workers
10:45-11:30 a.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Bryan Rankin
Speaker
Bryan Rankin
Expatriate Benefits Practice Leader
Lockton Companies
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Fostering Inclusivity in Benefits Plan Design and Communications
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Category: General Topics
Christopher Lee
Panelist
Christopher Lee
VP Employee Experience & Communication
Gallagher
Emilie B. Inakazu, CEBS
Panelist
Emilie B. Inakazu, CEBS
Director, Benefits, Pension & Wellbeing
KPMG
Karen M. DeBortoli, LL.B.
Panelist
Karen M. DeBortoli, LL.B.
Principal; Director, Knowledge Resource Centre; Canadian Privacy Officer
Buck

 Benefits of Attending

​You'll have plenty of opportunities to share your views, get your questions answered and network with other professionals, including:
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday, May 9! Drop in anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussions with industry experts
  • "Speed dating" roundtables on hot topics
  • Real-life case studies from leading organizations

 Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Canadian HR, pension and benefits professionals who want to learn the latest best practices, trends and strategies
  • Those who are new to the industry who want to learn and build their network
  • HR leaders who are taking on a new mandate and want to upskill
  • Providers (e.g., consultants, administrators, benefit coordinators) looking to better serve their clients

Keynote Speakers

Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray
Leadership Expert

Retain The Best. Confront the Rest. | Build a Dynamic Environment Where Employees Can Thrive

The notion of holding one job for life does not hold any appeal for the new generation of talent. Those days are gone forever and unless organizations are willing to invest in them emotionally and financially‚ this savvy group will seize the opportunity and leave you scrambling to replace them. They won’t accept complacency in their leaders or teams‚ and neither should you. Michelle Ray will reveal the key components for building a dynamic environment where people can thrive and enjoy their work.

Jim Reid

Jim Reid
Author, Speaker, Coach

Leading to Greatness

We know that leaders set the tone from the top, but does your organization know what it takes to drive engagement and build a high-performance culture? In this keynote session, Jim Reid—an accomplished executive and trusted CEO advisor who originally trained as a military pilot—will share the five timeless principles that the very best leaders understand and live every day to help their companies outperform the competition. All attendees will get a free copy of his book!

All Speakers

  • Paula Allen Global Leader and Senior Vice President, Research and Total Wellbeing LifeWorks
  • Mary Ann Baynton, M.S.W. Director of Collaboration and Strategy Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
  • Roland Chiwetelu, CFP Principal Eckler Ltd.
  • Karen M. DeBortoli, LL.B. Principal; Director, Knowledge Resource Centre; Canadian Privacy Officer Buck
  • Ira Goldstein Global Cybersecurity Leader and Advisor Kernel Advisory
  • Emilie B. Inakazu, CEBS Director, Benefits, Pension & Wellbeing KPMG
  • Christopher Lee VP Employee Experience & Communication Gallagher
  • Kelly Mawhinney Partner & Toronto Careers Leader, Canada Mercer
  • Judy N. Plotkin, M.S.W., ICD.D Vice President, Health Solutions People Corporation
  • Bryan Rankin Expatriate Benefits Practice Leader Lockton Companies
  • Michelle Ray Leadership Expert & Accountability Catalyst National Speakers Bureau
  • Jim Reid Author, Speaker and Coach Jim Reid Coaching
  • Tim St Vincent Financial Literacy Educator Credit Counselling Society
  • Brian W. Sweigman Lawyer Goodmans LLP
  • Valerie Travis Founder bespoke benefit solutions

Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for continuing education (CE) credit in many provinces, if attended live. You must register and request CE credit at least 30 days prior to the start of the program so the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency, as required.   

Requests made for CE credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For more information on CE credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.


Educational sessions at this program can also qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.


Policies
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Table Sales Available

Purchase a table of 6 (six) and invite your clients/colleagues to attend.

Table Sales: $6,000 per table (a $7,700 value!)

Email Diane Mahler for info or to reserve a Table.


EVOLVE Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit opportunities

Sponsor opportunities



Register for the Total Rewards Certificate preconference training and get 50% off your EVOLVE registration.

Registration Information

Table SalesRegistration for 6 (six) 
 C $6,000 

Employer/Plan SponsorMemberNonmember
Through 3/29/2023C $995.00C $1,215.00
After 3/29/2023C $1,295.00C $1,515.00

Provider
MemberNonmember
Through 3/29/2023C $1,295.00C $1,515.00
After 3/29/2023C $1,595.00C $1,815.00
Registration Information
  Member Nonmember


Through 3/29/2023 C $995.00 C $1,215.00
After 3/29/2023 C $1,295.00 C $1,515.00
 
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