2021 CPBI Atlantic Virtual Conference

2021 CPBI Atlantic Virtual Conference

October 7, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:30 PMEngage Platform
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: Web

Welcome to the 17th annual CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference, which is also our second conference to be held virtually.  Similar to last year, there was some uncertainty early this year as to whether we would or should be able to meet in person.  In the end, it was decided that a virtual conference was the way to go!

Our theme, The Path Ahead:  Rock On, is our focus for providing participants with a view of what we can expect on the Benefits and Pension landscape in the coming months and years.  We also wanted to pay a little homage to Newfoundland, “The Rock”, where our in-person conference was slated to take place, before the pandemic required we change paths.

Our conference committee continues to work hard to bring you relevant educational content and a fitting keynote speaker.  Our early bird registrants, will also be treated to a taste of Newfoundland.  We hope you can join us as we explore challenges and opportunities within the pension and benefits industry in the midst of a global pandemic.

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on October 7th.

Leanne O'Reilly and Diane Macdonald
2021 CPBI Atlantic Conference Co-Chairs

The first 200 CPBI Members and their guests to register will be treated to a

Newfoundland inspired Delegate Box!


Please contact [email protected] with any inquiries.

On Monday, October 4, 2021 all those registered will receive an email from [email protected] with their LOGIN information

Look for the email in your inbox.  If it is not there we suggest that you check your spam folder. 

If you still do not see this email please contact  [email protected]

A second email reminder will be sent to all registered participants and guests at 6am the day of the event.

Delegates will be able to access the Conference Platform starting Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$150.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$150.00 CDN
Associate$150.00 CDN
Student$150.00 CDN
Non Member$250.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Virtual Table (8 for price of 10) of 10$1,200.00 CDN$2,000.00 CDN
Virtual Table (6 for price of 5) of 6$750.00 CDN$1,250.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy

Conference Program


CPBI Atlantic Annual Meeting

Conference Welcome

Tim Caufield Keynote

Futuristic Vision- LTD Benefits

Economic Insights

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Panel

A Virtual Ride with "The Cash Cab Guy"

Conference Closing

Keynote Speaker

Is Misinformation
Killing Us?

Fighting Misinformation
in The Age of COVID-19

October 7, 2021 9:45am (Atlantic)



The coronavirus is not just a pandemic, it is an infodemic. It has caused physical harm and
financial loss, added confusion and distraction to an already chaotic environment and made it even more difficult to implement needed health policy initiatives.

How does this misinformation spread?  What can we do as individuals,benefit providers, employers, and a community to fight back?

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Futuristic Vision

Long Term Disability (LTD)


October 7th, 2021 11:00am (Atlantic) 

Join us to peek into the looking glass and re-imagine the future of LTD in the COVID world.  The session will provide you with information to consider when reviewing your disability plans.

William Lindsay



Ron Cashin




October 7th, 2021 12:45pm (Atlantic) 

An Economist’s view in the Age of COVID 19- How the global pandemic will continue to impact the economy.


 Frances Donald

Manulife Financial

Frances Donald is the Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Multi-Asset Solutions Team, John Hancock Investment Management and Manulife Investment.

Frances forecasts global macroeconomic and financial trends, analyzes the economy and capital markets for potential opportunities and risks, and serves as a thought leader both
within the firm and externally.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

(DEI) Panel

October 7th, 2021 2:00pm (Atlantic)


Tara Anstey


Twila Reid

Stewart McKelvey


Marie Chantal Côte

Sun Life

A Virtual Ride with

The "Cash Cab" Guy

October 7th, 2021 3:30pm (Atlantic) 

We will finish our day with a chance to see some familiar faces on screen, as we JUMP into CPBI Atlantic’s very own Cash Cab.

Adam Growe will bring entertainment and energy to the CPBI Atlantic Virtual Conference. His signature style of online Quiz Show gives you an opportunity to play for points and prizes on your mobile phone, while you watch the interactive show.

CPBI Atlantic is looking for CPBI members who would like to appear on screen for a chance to win CA$H in the form of gift cards.

$1,000 in gift cards are up for grabs for on screen and at home participants!

Delta St. John's Newfoundland 2024

2021 was the year we were suppose to in St. John's, Newfoundland at the iconic Delta St. John's. 

With the second and then third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic making it impossible to predict what Fall 2021 would bring, we had to deviate from our original path.  The safety and well being of our members and delegates remains our mission.   Therefore, our 2021  CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference will once again be going virtual!   

CPBI Members will be treated to a little bit of Newfoundland , in a NL inspired Delegate box.  Only 200 boxes available, so register early!

Thank you to the Delta St. John's  for helping us transition our event.  As a not for profit organization, this means alot. 

We look forward to hosting an in person conference at the Delta St. John's, NL October 2-4, 2024.

2021 CPBI Atlantic Virtual Conference Sponsorship

Even with best laid plans to maximize potential for successful outcomes in our professional lives, the path ahead has always had elements of uncertainty with unpredictable bumps and roadblocks to slow us down or send us into unforeseen detours.

The second CPBI Atlantic Virtual Conference is going to “rock on” along our detoured path and arrive at the destination with an event that will keep our delegates engaged and sponsors satisfied.

We want to THANK our valued, loyal sponsors who joined us again on our continued journey.

With the support of our sponsors, we have created a Newfoundland Inspired Delegate Box that will be delivered to the first 200 CPBI Members and their guests.

Please join us in our appreciation of the 24 sponsors listed in the upper right hand column!


















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