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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Available dates

May 27—28, 2020
2 days
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CAD 1895 ≈USD 1447
CAD 947 per day


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About the course

Canada’s increasingly diverse and older workforce composition, the growth in precarious work, and rapid technological changes are posing unique challenges for administrators and trustees of pension and benefit plans.

The Canadian Legal and Legislative Update covers recently enacted and proposed legislation as well as regulations, all pertaining to pensions and benefits. This 2 day conference is an opportunity to learn and interact with industry experts and to develop your understanding of the most critical issues in Canada. Get the latest information needed to make informed decisions while learning how legislative changes affect your funds.


This conference features interactive panels throughout. To get the most out of these sessions, come prepared with questions to interact directly with the experts, be ready to exhange views and information, experience a collaborative atmosphere and engage with peers.

  • Pension Update—Recent Developments and Expected Changes
  • What’s Changing in Benefits—Legislative Update
  • Legislative Update Panel
  • When Is It Permissible to Discriminate?
  • Discrimination in Benefit Plans— What Should Trustees Do?
  • Panel—Benefits Discrimination
  • Keynote: Can You Trust Your Cyber Parachute?
  • Prescription Drugs: Implications from USMCA and Beyond
  • Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity: Evolving Considerations for Group Plan Management
  • Claims Fraud—New World Trends and Solutions
  • Cybersecurity and Fraud Panel
  • Member Communications—Legal Obligations and Risks
  • Communications—Manage Risk While Empowering Plan Members
  • •Finding Solutions in the Haze

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 their effect on your funds.
  • Take advantage of several networking opportunities.

Who should attend

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

Trust the experts

Kiersten Amos

Ms. Amos is general counsel for Shannex Inc. Previously, she practiced law with a large regional law firm where she represented and provided advice to pension plan sponsors, administrators and employee groups. She has advised clients in relation to legislation and regulation, pension plan interpr...


Rob Carrick

Rob has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for more than 25 years. He joined the Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been a personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in the Globe and Mail on Monday and...


Claudiu Popa

Claudiu Popa is a dynamic speaker who brings attitude, passion and character to each engaging event. In his real life he helps the world's best companies protect their most valuable assets. His unique background and influence in the industry make him a trusted risk advisor to leaders and a respec...


Sheri Wright

Sheri is the Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Communications for LAPP Corporation and has held this position since 2010. Sheri manages communications and relationship building for LAPP and is part of the senior executive team that provides advice and support to both LAPP Boards. Sheri ...


Jana Steele

Jana Steele is a partner in Osler’s Pensions & Benefits Group. Jana has provided advice on the conversion and implementation of the “Shared Risk Plan” pension model for several plans in the province of New Brunswick. She has significant expertise and experience regarding plan design, includi...


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