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Many events continue to unfold in daily news that affect our personal lives along with our fiduciary responsibility as trustees representing our plan members.
For 53 years, the Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference has been the leading source for solid, straightforward pensions and benefits education.
Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity to engage with best-in-class speakers, interact with peers through Q&A and secure effective solutions from expert-led sessions that will allow you to fulfill the very objective that defines your role.
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11:00 a.m. ET | Tuesday September 29, 2020
In light of recent events in the U.S., organizations in Canada are talking about equity, diversity and inclusion in their workplaces. Many organizations have issued solidarity statements in support of BLM and now the question is what to do next.
Join us in a conversation about racial inequality with leaders from the
BlackNorth Initiative and learn how organizations can contribute to the efforts to address systemic racism with concrete steps and actions.
The panel discussion will include Wes Hall, executive chairman and founder of Kingsdale Advisors and the chair of the BlackNorth Initiatives Board of Directors, Rola Dagher, global channel chief at Dell Technologies and co-chair of the BlackNorth Initiatives, Jaqui Parchment, CEO of Mercer Canada, and a member of the Board of Directors of the BlackNorth Initiative, and Tim Shortill, COO of Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). Susan Hunter, equity, diversity and inclusion consultant, will facilitate and moderate the discussion.
Each year, the curriculum is carefully developed by active trustees and administrators along with the industry’s leading authorities in investments, fund management, legal and consulting businesses, and top government and regulatory officials.
Tuesday, September 29-Health and Wellness
12:30-1:30 p.m. | The Cost of Caring—Sustaining Long-term Care for an Aging Population
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Employee Assistance Programs in the Canadian Workplace—#Winning
Wednesday, September 30-Pensions and Investments
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Investments 101
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Human vs. Machine—How Technology Is Changing the Global Investment Management Industry
2:00-3:00 p.m. | PfADs—What They Are and Why They Are Necessary
Thursday, October 1-General Topics
9:30-10:30 a.m | The Evolution of Ransomware, or Darwin's Survival of the Fittest
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Legal/Legislative Developments Across Canada
12:30-1:30 p.m. | The Move to Paperless Plan Administration
2:00-3:00 p.m. | From Communication to Engagement—How to Establish Meaningful Connections with Members
Friday, October 2-Pensions and Investments
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Global Asset Owners Survey—Managing Through Uncertainty
1:00-2:00 p.m. | The Impact of COVID on Credit Markets
Monday, October 5-Pensions and Investments
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Governance and Responsible Investing in a COVID-19 Context
Tuesday, October 6-Health and Wellness
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Virtual Care – A Patient First Approach Can Change Lives
12:30-1:30 p.m. | There Is No Victimless Crime—The Dynamics of Fraud on Health Benefit Plans
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Termination Age and LTD—What You Should Think About
Wednesday, October 7-Pensions and Investments
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Instant Actuary
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Looking Forward and Backward—Stress Testing Your Portfolio Can Improve Decision Making
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Basics in Financial Performance Monitoring
Thursday, October 8-General
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | If There's Something Strange in Your Main Network, Who Ya Gonna Call?
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Running Your Board and Committee Meetings Effectively
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Impact of COVID-19—Open Forum on Managing Your Benefit and Pension Plans
All About Costs—Managing Long-Term Care
Employee Assistance Programs in the Canadian
No Victimless Crime—The Dynamics of Fraud on Health Benefit Plans
Termination Age and LTD—What You Should Think About
Human vs. Machine—How Technology Is Changing the Global Investment Management Industry
PfADs—What They Are and Why They Are Necessary
Asset Owners Survey—Managing Through Uncertainty
Impact of COVID on Credit Markets
and Responsible Investing in a COVID-19 Context
Looking Forward and
Backward—Stress Testing Your Portfolio Can Improve Decision Making
Basics in Financial Performance Monitoring
Evolution of Ransomware, or Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest
Legal/Legislative Developments Across Canada
The Move to Paperless Plan Administration
There’s Something Strange in Your Main Network, Who Ya Gonna Call?
Running Your Board and Committee Meetings Effectively
Impact of COVID-19—Open Forum on Managing Your
Benefit and Pension Plans
Maintenant 9 sessions présentées en français!
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Attend the Annual Conference to stay current with the latest regulatory and legislative changes, learn about approaches to improve your funds and network with others outside of your typical industry or trade.
Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You will need to self-report your attendance, depending on how many full sessions you watch.
Insurance Continuing Education (CE) credits are not available in Quebec. For other provinces, CE credits may be available for live sessions only, when viewed during the live airing.
Certificates of Attendance will be issued to those who
attend a minimum of 9 sessions.
Only certain live sessions are eligible for credit. To earn
available credit, sessions must be watched live, as they air. Provincial
licensing boards require that you be logged in for the entire session. Failure
to be logged in for the entire session will result in a denial of credit.
Documentation of the sessions approved for CE credit is posted on the