Virtual Conference

Today's Legal & Legislative Landscape Across Canada

Tuesday, May 11 - Thursday, May 13, 2021
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI


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

Additional Topics:

  • Cybersecurity in a COVID-19 Environment

  • Privacy Laws: What You Need to Know and Do. 

  • Cross-Country Pension Update

  • The Spectrum of Target Benefit Plans: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • Commuted Values: Recent Changes

  • Cross-Country Benefits Update

  • Legal and Practical Considerations for Virtual Health Care

  • Drug Policy and Product Pipeline: What You Need to Know

​Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from industry experts, regulators and government representatives.
  • Focus on the critical information you need to know now with fresh and relevant topics.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the pensions and benefits industry and the impact on your plans.

Who Should Attend

This program is especially designed for labour and management trustees, public service trustees, professional advisors and corporate plan sponsors.


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 30 days.
  • 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.

Session Details and Handouts


  • Tara L. Anstey, LL.B., CEBS Principal Mercer Marsh Benefits
  • Brett W. Becker, CFA Regional Vice President Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
  • Chris Bonnett, M.H.Sc., Ph.D. Principal Consultant H3 Consulting
  • Michael Bradie Vice President, Growth & Client Services Green Shield Canada
  • Andrew Buck Partner Pitblado Law LLP
  • Lisa C. Chamzuk Partner Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish General Counsel Staples Canada
  • Katharine Hall Senior Vice President, Cyber Practice Leader Aon
  • Gregory M. Heise, FCA, FCIA, FSA Partner George & Bell Consulting Inc.
  • Arleen Huggins Partner Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Susan Hunter Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
  • Catherine Jackman, CFA Managing Director Sun Life Capital Management (Canada) Inc.
  • Joanne Y. Jung, RPh Pharmacy Practice Leader Willis Towers Watson
  • Christine Laviolette Senior Associate BLG
  • Barbara A. Martinez National Practice Leader, Drug Solutions Canada Life
  • Sean Maxwell Partner Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Alex D. McKinnon, CEBS Research Director United Steelworkers Union (USW) Canadian National Office
  • Susan L. Nickerson Partner Torys LLP
  • Susan Philpott Partner Goldblatt Partners LLP
  • Catherine Robertson, FFA, FCIA Principal Eckler Ltd.
  • Cynthia Lynne Rynne, FCIA, FSA Partner and Senior Consultant PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.
  • Nevio Tenuta, FCIA, FSA Senior Consulting Actuary Segal Consulting
  • Kirsten Thompson Partner Dentons Canada LLP
  • Allison Tremblay Partner Victory Square Law Office LLP
  • Winnie Vong, FCIA, FSA Senior Risk and Financial Analyst, Pensions Department BC Financial Services Authority
  • Hugh H. Wright Partner Miller Thomson LLP


Speakers for the 2020 conference will be announced in fall of 2019. Please check back soon

Continuing Education

cebs cpe.jpgEach session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. By the conclusion of the conference, you should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.

Other Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available depending on profession/designation requirements. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.
Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2."


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Registration Information
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C $495.00 C $645.00

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