Today's Legal & Legislative Landscape Across Canada—Session Schedule, Speakers and Handouts

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Tuesday, May 11

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LVC00  Test Your System

Access this session before attending the virtual conference to familiarize yourself with all of the features of the environment. (#10—General Topics)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

LVC01  Keynote Panel: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the Workplace

Allison Tremblay Panelist
Victory Square Law Office LLP
Vancouver, BC

Arleen Huggins Panelist
Koskie Minsky LLP
Toronto, ON

Susan Hunter Panel Facilitator
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Toronto, ON

Terrie-Lynne Devonish Panelist
General Counsel
Staples Canada
Toronto, ON

  • Addressing JEDI in the workplace today―dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of prejudice and bias.
  • Truth and reconciliation in the workplace
  • Key considerations and recommendations for Canadian employers
  • Recent case law examples
  • Impact of not addressing JEDI―financial consequences, reputational risks and other impacts
  • Best practices―diversity policies, training and more

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#3—Training and Education)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

LVC02  Cybersecurity in a COVID-19 Environment

Hugh H. Wright Co-Speaker
McInnes Cooper
Halifax, NS

Katharine Hall Co-Speaker
Senior Vice President, Cyber Practice Leader
Edmonton, AB

With more people working remotely due to the pandemic, we’ve seen a significant surge in ransomware attacks and other online criminal activity. Cybercriminals are getting more and more creative—Is your organization at risk?

This session will discuss key risk exposures in the cybersecurity space as well as coming legislation and future trends for employers and plan sponsors. Along with relevant research and real-life case examples, the speakers will provide tips and strategies for proper cyberhygiene to protect against ransomware and other cyber attacks—and help keep your plan data safe.

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#15—Legal/Legislative Update)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LVC03  Privacy Laws: What You Need to Know and Do

Andrew Buck Co-Speaker
Pitblado Law LLP
Winnipeg, MB

Kirsten Thompson Co-Speaker
Dentons Canada LLP
Toronto, ON

This overview of recent privacy law developments will provide a practical look at what you need to know, and what you need to do about it. Join our presenters to learn about a variety of emerging privacy issues and how they impact your organization, including:

  • Changes to the privacy landscape in Canada
  • Litigation update
  • Hot topics

This session is worth one credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#15—Legal/Legislative Update)