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Pensions Webinar Series: Key Topics and Developments in the Pensions and Benefits Sector

June 9, 2022 - 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Please join members of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group for the latest on pensions in Canada and a look at pensions from a regulatory perspective.

Schedule (ET)


Topic and Speakers

12 - 12:02 p.m.

Jeffrey P. Sommers

12:02 - 12:30 p.m.

Regulatory Round-up and Case Law Update
Sean Maxwell
Michael Hale
Jessica Silverman

12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

Update to Borrowing Rules and OSFI Pension Investment Risk Management Consultation
Jeremy J. Forgie
Adam Ngan

12:50  - 12:55 p.m.

Q&A Period

12:55 - 1:05 p.m.


1:05 - 1:23 p.m.

ESG: Legal Considerations for Canadian Pension Plans
Kathryn M. Bush
Philipp Knoll

1:23 - 1:43 p.m.

A Refresher and Update on Electronic Communications and Beneficiary Designations
Jeffrey P. Sommers
Maggie Carmichael

1:43 - 2:03 p.m.

Innovation in the World of Employee Benefits: A Potpourri
Elizabeth Boyd
Caroline L. Helbronner

2:03 - 2:08 p.m.

Q&A Period

2:08 - 2:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Natalie Bussière

Language: This webinar will be presented in English.

Thursday, June 9, 2022
12:00 – 2:10 p.m. (ET)

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains up to 2 hours of Substantive content.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished. 
Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed. 

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 2 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.

New York
Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 1.5 hours of CLE credits.