The Conference Board of Canada hosts pensions summit 2015: April 13-14 (Toronto) - Risk, Performance and Innovation

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - An aging workforce makes pension issues more important and urgent.  Governments have begun to take action and employers are forced to revisit their own plans.

The Conference Board of Canada is hosting a major two-day event from April 13-14 where pension leaders and experts will gather to explore ideas and options, including target flexible benefits, jointly sponsored pension plans, target benefit plans, and more.

While there were many economic bumps along the way, defined benefit (DB) pension funding has improved considerably, confounding many experts who predicted catastrophe was imminent.  While Canada seemed to have avoided much of the economic pain suffered by others following the 2008 financial collapse, it now lags the U.S. in growth. The recent drop in oil prices may benefit many, but it also adds to the uncertainty, as does an unexpected reduction in interest rates.

When:             April 13-14, 2015


Where:            Sheraton Centre Hotel (Toronto)


 Who:              Speakers include:

Glen Hodgson- Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada


The Honourable Mitzie Hunter– Associate Minister, Finance, Ontario Ministry of Finance


Jim Keohane –President and CEO, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan


Jean Michel –President, Air Canada Pension Investments

The Pensions Summit 2015 is presented thanks to the following sponsors: SunLife Financial and Pensions Benefits Investments.


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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact:Juline Ranger, Associate Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada. Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:; Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:

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