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Expert panel: Risk management, target-benefit framework among themes shaping pension industry in 2024

While it’s impossible to predict exactly how pension case law will evolve in future, one can offer an educated guess at some legislative developments and…

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Expert panel: Employers taking preventative, holistic approach to employee mental health in 2024

Workplace wellness and employee mental health are popular topics of discussion and top priorities for organizations across Canada — and that conversation will continue in…

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Expert panel: What does 2024 hold in store for the pension industry?

With the arrival of the new year, there are three topics that will be important for pension plan sponsors, members and other industry stakeholders in…

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Expert panel: How employers can support a multigenerational workforce

Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: How interest rates impact DB pension plans

Interest rate levels are critically important to the financial health of defined benefit pension plans. Many DB plans are in their best financial positions in…

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Expert panel: How employers can align their benefits plan and DEI strategy

The documentation of formal diversity, equity and inclusion policies and approaches is one of the most significant changes to the Canadian workplace over the last…

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Expert panel: How employers can support transgender, gender non-conforming employees

Canada’s most recent census found there are 59,460 Canadians aged 15 or older who identify as transgender and 41,355 who identified as non-binary. However, these individuals…

Expert panel: How employers can combat ageism in the workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are esteemed values held by many employers and are table stakes in the value proposition for employees and customers. However, in…

Expert panel: How hybrid, remote working can impact employee health, disability management

The majority (88 per cent) of Canadians employees say the coronavirus pandemic changed how they work in one or more ways, a percentage that increases…

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Expert panel: How portable benefits can support inclusivity among gig workers

The concept of employee benefits was established on a foundation built decades ago, when employees worked full time and long term with one employer. Those…

Expert panel: Seven important questions as pandemic moves into endemic phase

In three short years, the relationship between Canadian employers and employees has changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health, finances…

Expert panel: History’s lessons for DB pension plans during turbulent times

At the best of times, selecting an optimal asset mix for a defined benefit pension plan is challenging. The times of today are downright turbulent.…

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Expert panel: How DB pension plan sponsors can use surplus

In 2022, the typical defined benefit pension plan achieved an investment return of roughly negative 12 per cent. However, due to dramatic increases in bond…