Webinar WSIB Pension Plan – Journey from Single Employer to Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan

Webinar WSIB Pension Plan – Journey from Single Employer to Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan

April 17, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMOnline - Eastern Time
Area of Interest: Pensions Format: Web

This Online Webinar is hosted by CPBI Ontario

In this session, our expert speakers will share their experiences on the WSIB pension plan’s journey to a jointly sponsored pension plan. The WSIB and the Ontario Compensation Employees Union worked in partnership to transform the plan from single-employer sponsorship to the JSPP that it is today. 

Attend this event to learn about the many issues along the way and decisions made that led to the final structure for governance, investments, funding, and plan administrator operations under WISE Trust. This profile of the WSIB pension plan’s conversion will be highly informative for those interested in the story of Ontario public sector pension plans and their shift to the JSPP model.

Presented by:


Christopher Brown

Chief Executive Officer

WISE Trust

Chris Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of Workplace Insurance & Safety Employees Trust (WISE Trust), the administrator of the WSIB Employees’ Pension Plan, a jointly sponsored pension plan with 10,000+ members and assets in excess of C$4 billion.
Prior to joining WISE Trust, Chris was the President & Chief Executive Officer of LAPP Corporation, the administrator and trustee of Alberta’s largest pension plan.
Previously, Chris was a practicing lawyer for over 20 years and a leading pension expert working with clients, regulators and other pension policy makers on pension governance, administration and legislation at the provincial and national levels. Chris served as President and Chair of the Board of the Association of Canadian Pension Management from 2010 to 2013. In 2007/2008, Chris acted as Co-Chair of the Alberta-British Columbia Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards. Chris also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Benefits Canada. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Alberta), and a Bachelor of Laws (Osgoode Hall Law School)




Karen Bailey

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer


Karen Bailey has more than 25 years of experience in the capital markets including in institutional investment and pension fund management, treasury, and securitization operations. In her current role as the WSIB’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, she is responsible for providing leadership and direction in connection with the investment policies and oversight of over $35 billion invested assets. She also guides investment management and advisory services provided by the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (“IMCO”), manages the relationship with IMCO, and oversees certain sponsor and administration activities for the WSIB’s pension plans. Karen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation.


Harry Goslin


Ontario Compensation Employees Union CUPE Local 1750

As President, Harry leads a union of 3700 employees of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). Harry has held numerous union leadership roles during the past 20 years and was elected President & CEO of the Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU) in 2004.
Harry is a Co-Chair on the WISE Trust Board of Trustees and has extensive experience in governance with responsibility for over 20 committees serving as Chair or Ex-Officio in several OCEU committees such as the Executive Board, Strategic Policy Development, Finance, Organizational Change, and more.
Harry is known for his passion to improve the health and safety for all workers in Ontario. Under his leadership the local union has spearheaded a long-term campaign aimed at increasing coverage under the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act of Ontario and improving funding for all Ontario health and safety associations.
Harry’s professional experience is complimented by various educational designations including; Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Windsor Law, Pension Law Certificate from Osgoode Law, Pension Plan Administrator certification from Humber College, Workers Compensation Management from George Brown College and a Bachelor of Arts from York University.

Allyson Marta



Allyson Marta practises exclusively in the area of Pension and Benefits Law. Her practice focuses on pensions and benefits in corporate transactions, creditor/debtor agreements, restructurings, and insolvencies. She advises clients in both the public and private sectors with respect to pension plan compliance, governance, investments and administration. Allyson also assists clients with navigating legal and regulatory matters related to retirement and benefit plans more broadly.
Who should attend?

HR professionals/Executives, VPs/Directors/Managers of Human Resources, HR generalists, Pension Committee Members, Boards of Trustees, C-suite Executives. Head of Finance, Finance Managers, Analysts, Pension Specialists, HR Consultants, Business Owners.

CE Credits

This session qualifies for Continuing Education Credits through The Institute.

You will be required to complete a short quiz at the end of the online session to qualify for continuing education credits.
The webinar complies with CEBS CPE policy guidelines: You may be interested in reporting the content of the present CPBI professional development activity and apply for CPE credit.

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