Pension Boot Camp

Wednesday, February 21

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Designed for future pension champions, new trustees and as a refresher in basic pension investment and governance, this day-long course offers expert-led interactive presentations on the Canadian retirement system, pension law, fiduciary duty, actuarial basics, investment basics and capital stewardship.


Trustee RI Master Class

Wednesday, February 21

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

The Responsible Investment (RI) Master Class provides experienced trustees with the opportunity to explore the latest strategies for embedding responsible investment into pension fund governance and investment oversight. Facilitated by leading experts, the 2018 session will focus on how trustees can evaluate their current RI strategies and identify areas where they can deepen and improve their approaches.


BC Pension Forum

Thursday, February 22

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

The Pension Forum presents a full-day of education, debate and discussion on the issues and challenges facing pension leadership, occupational pension funds and investment. Now in its 14th edition, the forum also presents opportunities to connect with pension and investment experts, to network with like-minded organizations and leaders, and to strengthen connections that advance our shared pension objectives.


Please take a look at our keynotes, speakers, moderators and instructors.

Dennis Blatchford

Pensions & Benefits Advocate, Health Sciences Association of BC; SHARE Board of Directors

Irene Lanzinger

President, BC Federation of Labour

José Meijer

Vice-Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees, Pension Fund ABP

Hassan Yussuff

President, Canadian Labour Congress

Richard A. Bennett

Richard A. Bennett

President and CEO, ValueEdge Advisors LLC

Lisa Chamzuk

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP

 Bailey Childers

Bailey Childers

Executive Director, National Public Pension Coalition

Derek Dobson

CEO and Plan Manager, Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan

Murray Gold

Senior Partner, Pension and Benefits, Koskie Minsky LLP

Greg Heise

Greg Heise

Partner, George & Bell Consulting

Shawn Hatch

Legal Advisor, Hatch Law - Pension and Benefit Law

Rob Lake

Independent Responsible Investment Advisor

Hugues Letourneau

Senior Program Officer, Global Unions Committee on Workers' Capital

Stephen Lew, FSA, FCIA

Actuary, PBI Actuarial Consultants, Ltd.

Marissa Nahanee

Squamish & Nisga’s Nations, Eagle Clan

Chris Roberts

National Director, Social and Economic Policy Department, Canadian Labour Congress

Shannon Rohan

Director, Responsible Investment, SHARE

Mark Sevestre

Mark Sevestre

President, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association

Mark Solomon

Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Kevin Thomas

Director of Shareholder Engagement, SHARE

Mario Tremblay

Mario Tremblay

Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, Solidarity Fund QFL

Weldon Cowan

Trustee, College Pension Plan, Chair, Interplan Trustee Education Committee

Donna Jones, CFA

Donna Jones, CFA

Manager, Client Services, bcIMC

Taleen Lageston

Taleen Lageston

Pension and Benefits Consultant, D.A. Townley Ltd.


Thank you to our sponsors for making these events possible.


Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3