466 Speers Rd., 3rd floor, Oakville, Ont.,
CONTACT: Jason Vary, president
TEL: 877-257-2038 ext. 400
SERVICES: Defined benefit pension plan consulting, actuarial, administration, expert evidence, audit support, M&A
DESCRIPTION: Actuarial Solutions is focused on providing sponsors and administrators of DB plans with accurate and timely reporting, as well as supporting good decision-making with clear and strategic advice.
195 Riviera Dr., Unit 2, Markham, Ont.,
CONTACT: Amr Bannis, marketing
SERVICES: Pharmacy group benefit
DESCRIPTION: ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc. is the first virtual pharmacy serving Canadians since 2000. We offer private and convenient pharmacy services online and deliver the best group benefits plans with the lowest dispensing fees and medication markups across Canada.
375 Cochrane Dr., Ste 301E,
Markham, Ont, L3R 0B8
CONTACT: Massimo Nini, Vice President, Consulting and Underwriting
SERVICES: Employee benefits company
DESCRIPTION: AGA Benefit Solutions develops and administers customized group insurance and retirement plans. We offer each of our clients the plan they’re seeking, which are simple and easy to manage to better recruit, motivate and retain human capital with an attractive benefits package.
Alec G. Henley & Associates Ltd.
357 Duckworth St., P.O. Box 100, St. John’s, NL,
CONTACT: Brian A. Henley, president
SERVICES: Group employee benefits, group pension, group retirement, executive compensation, cost management, proactive disability claims management
DESCRIPTION: The Alec G. Henley Group is an independent benefits consulting firm that’s been in business for more than 75 years. We are a full-service firm specializing in group employee benefits, group pension, group retirement and executive compensation.
1052 Yonge St.,
Toronto, M4W 2L1
CONTACT: Sarah Beech, chief executive officer, benefits and HR consulting division, Canada
SERVICES: Benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communication, executive search, career transition, leadership development and workplace culture
DESCRIPTION: Gallagher is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm.
Ste. 304, 8800 Dufferin St., Concord, Ont.,
CONTACT: Carolyne Eagan, president
SERVICES: An association of independent professional group benefits and group retirement advisors working together to best serve Canadian employers
DESCRIPTION: Benefits Alliance champions the growth and success of independent group benefits and group retirement advisory firms. We provide value through resources and solutions and forums for professional development and collaboration. We’re the leading force behind industry advocacy on behalf of plan sponsors and plan members.
Ste. 2500, 88 Queens Quay W.,
Toronto, M5J 0B8
CONTACT: Les Marton, managing director
SERVICES: Customized manager search and selection projects, strategic portfolio design
DESCRIPTION: A global investment consultancy with institutional asset owner clients in more than 44 countries and offices in 11 cities including Montreal and Toronto.
1836 Sherbrooke W.,
Montreal, H3H 1E4
CONTACT: David Vanasse, president
SERVICES: Group benefits and retirement consulting services
DESCRIPTION: A subsidiary of BFL Canada, BFL Canada Benefits is a well-known and respected benefits consulting firm with more than 30 years of expertise in employee benefits including group and individual insurance, retirement planning and investment and special risk insurance.
Ste. 1000, 201 City Centre Dr.,
Ont., L5B 4E4
CONTACT: Jennifer Dunk, principal, business leader, Canada
SERVICES: HR and benefits consulting, employee engagement, technology, administration, compliance
DESCRIPTION: At Buck, we’re focused on creating a culture of well-being, centred on each person’s health, wealth and career. This empowers companies to embrace the new social contract, re-energize their workforces and embrace an analytics-led talent marketplace that improves how their people work and live.
Ste. 102, 2020 Winston Park Dr.,
CONTACT: Diana O’Reilly, executive vice-president
SERVICES: Group employee and retirement consulting services, association and affinity programs
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1992, Comprehensive Benefit Solutions Ltd. provides innovative consulting services that enable our clients to make sound decisions regarding their employee benefits programs, keeping pace with financial pressures, emerging market trends and an evolving workforce.
705 Fountain St. N.,
Cambridge, Ont., N1R 5T2
CONTACT: Marc Benoit, executive vice-president, Cowan Benefits Ltd.
SERVICES: Group benefits, pension and retirement, disability management, TPA/TPP services
DESCRIPTION: As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting firm, we partner with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups.
Ste. 1700, 5140 Yonge St.,
Toronto, M2N 6L7
CONTACT: Chris Brisebois, principal
SERVICES: Pension, benefits, investment, compensation, communication, financial wellness, technology
DESCRIPTION: Optimizing pension and benefits programs to maximize return on investment and value. As Canada’s largest independent actuarial consulting firm, Eckler has been providing fully integrated employee benefits consulting for more than 95 years.
7 Nathan Court, Thornhill, Ont.,
CONTACT: Colin Ripsman, president
EMAIL: colin.ripsman@elegantinvestment solutions.com
SERVICES: Elegant Investment Solutions Inc. is an independent specialty investment consulting firm that provides a full range of investment consulting solutions for DB, DC, foundations and First Nations trusts.
DESCRIPTION: Our plan sponsor services include investment consulting, governance and fiduciary review, investment manager performance and risk monitoring, asset mix and portfolio construction, as well as full-service DC consulting support. ElegantIS also provides strategic consulting support to investment managers and DC record keepers looking to expand their footprint in the Canadian institutional market.
1345 Taylor Ave.,
Winnipeg, R3M 3Y9
CONTACT: Brandon Ellement, chief executive officer
SERVICES: Retirement, benefits, actuarial consulting, administration services, software services
DESCRIPTION: Ellement Consulting Group is a national provider of integrated retirement, benefi ts, actuarial and investment consulting, as well as administration services for retirement and benefi ts programs and retirement and benefi ts software solutions for internally administered organizations.
CONTACT: Danielle Varela, managing director
SERVICES: Emergency or temporary relief in pension and benefits administration, HR and benefits consulting, optimizing pension and benefits programs
DESCRIPTION: Gahnic is an innovative HR service provider focused on emergency or temporary benefits management. Our focus is extending our consulting services by supporting our clients when a resource leaves or when a critical project is underway, offering an alternative to ensure the continuity of their benefits policy. We deliver the help your team needs when you need it most — with our bold approach, without geographical limits — that exploits the potential of technology. We work remotely using the secure virtual desktop solution implemented by each client.
Ste. 303, 250 Ferrand Dr., Toronto, M3C 3G8
CONTACT: Ryan Kuruliak, president
SERVICES: Investment consulting, performance reporting, asset allocation, manager search and selection
DESCRIPTION: HUB|Proteus is an investment and pension governance consulting firm providing solutions to a diverse client base in the Canadian marketplace, including corporate and public DB, DC and hybrid plans, jointly trusteed pension and benefits plans, trust funds, foundations and endowments and high-net-worth individuals.
447 Frederick St., 4th floor,
Kitchener, Ont., N9G 3E2
CONTACT: Jeff Kechnie, president
SERVICES: Group products and services, life insurance, critical illness plans, administration, disability insurance plans, health and dental plans, travel insurance, stop-loss insurance, re-insurance, pension plans, RRSPs, RES
DESCRIPTION: Kechnie Benefits provides administration and claims adjudication, preparation of employee benefits statements and research analysis of existing plans (where applicable). It applies appropriate tax strategies within compensation programs and implements plans and/or changes — in cooperation with management — to customize group retirement programs with reduced cost to the employer. Kechnie Benefits also provides employee education using multi-media.
21 Four Seasons Pl., Toronto, M9B 0A5
CONTACT: Mike Neheli, president
SERVICES: Group insurance and pension plan consulting and third-party administration for national, regional and/or trade specific multiemployer trust funds and association plans
DESCRIPTION: Manion is a privately owned Canadian firm that provides third-party benefits administration, benefits payment and consulting services. We have an experienced consulting/ governance team with extensive experience with life and health, pension, SUB, training, apprenticeship and legal assistance plans.
48 Stewart St., Toronto, M5V 1H6
CONTACT: Chris Sanderson, vice-president, operations
SERVICES: Group benefits, group retirement, EAP, health-care spending accounts, wellness accounts, individual/retiree health and dental plans, life insurance, disability, critical illness, travel insurance, HR
DESCRIPTION: At Maximus Rose, we believe in getting an in-depth understanding of your business and your internal employee benefits philosophy. With this knowledge, we provide expert advice on the marketplace including differences between insurers, marketplace trends and changes in legislative frameworks, tying it all back to your employee benefits philosophy.
Ste. 604, 100 Milverton Dr.,
CONTACT: Abbi O’Neill, vice-president, strategic initiatives
TEL: 905-361-2014, ext. 282
SERVICES: Full-service benefits consulting
DESCRIPTION: For more than 45 years, Mosey & Mosey has been instrumental in assisting employers to introduce innovative solutions and proactive plan management strategies designed to support the mental health and physical wellbeing of their employees, while at the same time ensuring long-term plan sustainability within budget parameters.
630 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., 30th floor,
Montreal, H3B 1S6
CONTACT: Éric Montminy, president
SERVICES: Compensation, group benefits, health and performance, total rewards communication, pension and savings, pension plan administration, investment consultingy
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1992, Normandin Beaudry is a leading provider of actuarial and total rewards consulting services. With nearly 350 employees across Canada, we help clients achieve their human capital and financial performance objectives by offering practical and innovative total rewards solutions, enabling them to stand out with creative strategies for talent attraction, engagement and retention.
Ste. 1070, 505 Burrard St., Vancouver, V7X 1M5
CONTACT: Riley St. Jacques, senior consultant
SERVICES: Actuarial, pension, group benefi ts, investment, plan administration, technology and member communication
DESCRIPTION: For more than 15 years, we’ve worked with clients to design and implement innovative solutions for complex plans. We’re skilled at balancing the needs and objectives of all stakeholders while keeping the best interests of plan members at heart. PBI (pensions/benefi ts/ investments) — Caring for the Future ... Now.
194 Weber St. E., Kitchener, Ont., N2H 1E4
CONTACT: Matthew Price, president
SERVICES: Pension, benefits and disability management, software pension administration services consulting
DESCRIPTION: Penad provides leading-edge software solutions and third-party administration services to clients around the world. Our comprehensive software manages all types of pension and benefits plans.
1403 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, R3P 2T5
CONTACT: Marcelo Regen, chief client officer
SERVICES: Group benefits consulting, administration, retirement, wellness, HR, investment, actuarial
DESCRIPTION: We help organizations build better workplaces by providing expert brokerage and consultation to help foster a healthy and engaged workforce. Our suite of services supports the plan member journey from employee search, to group benefits and retirement plan design, to individual protection and more.
200 Bay St., Toronto, M5J 2J5
CONTACT: RBC sponsor support line
SERVICES: Registered pension plan and group retirement savings products
DESCRIPTION: RBC Group Advantage will help you take care of your and your employees’ overall financial needs. From retirement savings and investments to everyday banking, our dedicated team of experienced advisors will provide advice and support to help put your employees on the path to financial wellness.
Ste. 310, 700 Richmond St.,
CONTACT: Jeff Cox, marketing and communications coordinator
SERVICES: Benefits and pensions, financial planning, commercial insurance, HRIS and payroll, HR management
DESCRIPTION: At Selectpath, we’re passionately dedicated to meeting the high expectations necessary to delivering results for our clients. No matter where your responsibilities lie, providing for your family or owning and managing a business, you have a VISION for what you want. Our mission is to help you bring your vision to life. Start your Journey on the Right Path.
Ste. 1800, 500 Place d’Armes, Montreal, H2Y 2W2
CONTACT: Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice leader
SERVICES: Group insurance, group retirement, wellness, disability, communications, benefits administration
DESCRIPTION: We’re a boutique employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm servicing businesses in Quebec and Ontario. We provide hands-on solutions that enhance the value of benefits programs including group insurance, group retirement savings, wellness and non-traditional benefits.
Ste. 908, 1166 Alberni St., Vancouver, V6E 3Z3
CONTACT: Stephen Cheng, managing director and senior consulting actuary
TEL: 604-730-1898, ext.128
SERVICES: Investment and actuarial consulting, group retirement plans, executive pension plans and actuarial evidence expert reports
DESCRIPTION: Westcoast Actuaries is an independent actuarial consulting firm that provides a full range of consulting and administration services. Our consulting teams use their significant experience to create customized, impactful and forward-thinking solutions to help our clients manage their pension, investment and actuarial needs.