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Event Date Tue Sep 14 EDT - Thu Sep 16 EDT (about 1 month ago)
Location Virtual event
Region All

The 2021 conference theme reflects the resilience that we have seen from so many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our virtual conference will showcase important issues and challenges for retirement income professionals and the millions of plan members that they serve.

Topics for this year's conference will provide a comprehensive look at the numerous factors and issues that affect retirement income systems in Canada and around the world.


2021 Speakers


Keith Ambachtsheer
President, KPA Advisory Services Ltd.

Dr. David Knox
Senior Partner, Mercer

Jim Stanford
Economist and Director, Centre for Future Work

Michelle Loder
Partner, DC Solutions, LifeWorks (Morneau Shepell)

Eleanor Marshall
Vice-President Pension & Benefits, Assistant Treasurer, Bell Canada

Level Chan
Partner, Stewart McKelvey LLP

Danelle Parkinson
Director, Pension Advocacy & Legal, Ontario Pension Board

Stephen Poloz
Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; former Governor, Bank of Canada

Joseph Coltson
Partner & Lead – Cyber Forensics Investigations & National Forensics Markets, PwC

Molly Reynolds
Counsel, Torys LLP

Jane Shapiro
Senior Vice President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Representatives from RETRAITE QUÉBEC and ACPM QUÉBEC

Paul Frecon
Senior Treasury Advisor (Pensions), Suncor

Gary Hutch
Executive Director, Investment Services, Public Employees Benefits Agency (PEBA)

Adrian Mitchell
Vice President, Public Equities, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

President, Alberta Federation of Labour

Marc Ranger
Director, Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP)

Siobhan Vipond
Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

Thak Bhola
Manager, Pension, Investment, and Administration, Goodyear Canada Inc.

Alex Chnaiderman
Director, Total Rewards, Sleep Country Canada


Kathryn Bush
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Stephanie Kalinowski
Partner, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Tina Hobday
Partner, Langlois Lawyers LLP

Paul Litner
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Derrick Johnstone
Chief Executive Officer, IWA - Forest Industry Pension Plan

Anne Meloche
Head of Institutional Business, Sun Life Global Investments

Darryl Mabini
Assistant Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Research, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Karen Burnett
Senior Director, Retirement, Willis Towers Watson

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Desjardins Insurance


• Northern Trust
• CWB Trust Service

• Cidel
• LifeWorks
• Procentia
• Mercer
• Osler
• CIBC Mellon
• Addenda Capital
• Normandin beaudry
• Lawson Lundell
• Blakes

• Benefits Canada
• Benefits and Pension Monitor