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Canadian Employer Outlook: Benefit Strategies for the Future

Wednesday, October 14 - Friday, October 23, 2020
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI
Canadian Public Sector Pension and Benefit Conference


Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions whenever it is convenient for you.

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to one year.
  • Ask the experts—Answers to questions posed during the sessions will be posted in the virtual conference website as a resource for all attendees.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is for those responsible for employee benefits programs in Canada including:

  • Benefits professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Third-party administrators, insurance professionals and other service providers
  • HR and benefits consultants


We have organized this virtual conference by topic area. Each day of the week new sessions will be available that will focus on one of those areas. Wednesday will be sessions covering pension and retirement, Thursday will be focused on health and wellness and Friday will be general benefits-related topics.

Week 1

Wednesday October 14 - Pensions and Retirement

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Economic & Market Outlook for Pension Plans

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Supporting Employees’ Financial Wellness During Challenging Times

3:00-4:00p.m. | HR Trends and Impact on DC Plans

Thursday October 15 - Health and Wellness

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | AI and Mental Health: Considerations for Employers and Employees

1:00-2:00 p.m. | The Evolution of Virtual Health Care in Canada

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions: Benefit Issues Impacting the LGBTQ Community

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Medical Marijuana and Your Benefits Plan

Friday October 16 - HR/General

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | COVID-19 and Return to Work: Legal Implications for Employers

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Privacy and Cybersecurity: Key Considerations for Employers

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Nutrition Strategies to Help Prevent Chronic Disease

Week 2

Wednesday October 21 - Pensions and Retirement

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Changing Your DB Plan: How to Do it Right – A Case Study

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Responsible Investing: Where Is Canada Headed?

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Actuarial Update: What Employers Need to Know

Thursday October 22 - Health and Wellness

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | LIVE OPEN FORUM: Finding Solutions to Employers’ Pension & Benefits Challenges

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Best Practices in Disability Management

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Drug Plan Management 3.0: Strategies and Trends for Employers

Friday October 23 - HR/General

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Canadian Legal & Legislative Update

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Engagement Strategies for a Multi-generational Workforce

3:00-4:00 p.m. | The Future of Remote Work: What Employers Need to Know


Speakers will be announced soon.

Continuing Education

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.  

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

C $695.00 C $845.00