BEYOND PRONOUNS: Gender Inclusion in Plan Design and Administration- NEW BRUNSWICK

BEYOND PRONOUNS: Gender Inclusion in Plan Design and Administration- NEW BRUNSWICK

April 19, 2023 11:15 AM to 1:00 PMDelta Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

CPBI Atlantic 2023 In Person Session



Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Saint John, New Brunswick

11:15am- 1:00pm 

Join Karen DeBortoli, Director, Knowledge Resource Centre and Canadian Privacy Officer with Buck, for an in-depth discussion of current legal compliance requirements and industry impacts of accommodating a gender-diverse workforce. Promoting meaningful gender inclusion in pension and benefits plans is a common area of focus among employers, plan sponsors, administrators, and trustees alike, as our social and political landscapes continues to evolve.

Topics will include:

• Strategies for gender inclusive plan design and drafting
• Treatment of non-binary or gender-undisclosed individuals by insurers
• Update on pension regulation and industry standards



Delta Saint John

36 King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4W3



11:15am Name Tags & Networking


11:30am Lunch & Networking



12:00pm Speaker Presentation and Q&A

Event Pricing:
 Individual Corporate Table of 6
CPBI Member $ 85.00 $ 510.00
Non-Member $ 130.00 $ 780.00
Annual Sponsor 3 credits 18 credits

Our Speaker:


Karen DeBortoli
B.A., LL.B.
Principal – Buck Canada HR Services Limited

Ms. DeBortoli is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in pension, benefits, employment and privacy law. She is a Principal at Buck, and serves as leader of its Canadian Knowledge Research Centre and as Canadian Privacy Officer. She is responsible for analyzing legislation, regulations, regulatory materials and judicial developments impacting pension and benefit plans, and privacy. She uses the results of this analysis to advise consultants and clients, prepare client and internal publications, presentations and related materials, and assist clients with matters related to administrative compliance.

Karen has written many articles on topics affecting the pension and benefits industry (including authoring several chapters of Employee Benefits in Canada, 4th edition), and has lectured on pension and benefits topics for a wide range of organizations, including Osgoode Hall Law School and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Ms. DeBortoli is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University Law School, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2001.


Need help registering yourself or a corporate table? 

Please contact Kelly at [email protected]

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Associate Member$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Student Membership$85.00 CDN$85.00 CDN
Non Member$130.00 CDN$130.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Corporate Table of 6$510.00 CDN$780.00 CDN
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