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Educational. Interactive. Just for you.

A four-day conference with insights from OMERS leaders, workshops on topics such as leave period administration and disabilities, a session on modernizing our service model, and much more.

From October 24 to 27, the OMERS Pension Education & Relationship Management team will be hosting the fourth annual Employer Education Week.

This year's conference will be a hybrid event. On October 24 and 25, you can attend live at the OMERS office in Toronto, or virtually. The sessions on October 26 and 27 will be held virtually only.

We look forward to connecting, getting to know you and answering all your questions. Learn more about the different sessions below and register now – space is limited. See you there!


Tuesday, October 24 (hybrid)

If you are attending in person, please click here to register.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - OMERS Pension Landscape with Celine Chiovitti

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - OMERS Pension Services Panel

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Oxford: From the Ground Up 

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Leave Period Administration Case Studies 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Dinner

Session information

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: OMERS Pension Landscape     

Join Celine Chiovitti, OMERS Executive Vice President & Head of Pensions to learn about OMERS members and shifting plan demographics, the social and economic value of the OMERS Plan and how employer sponsored pension plans are positively impacting the lives of Canadians.  

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.: OMERS Pension Services Panel 

Meet leaders from OMERS Pension Services for a behind the scenes look at how OMERS supports our members, employer partners and key stakeholders. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Oxford: From the Ground Up 

This presentation will provide a high level overview of Oxford’s business, portfolio, capabilities and team.  You will hear how Oxford is creating strong and sustainable value across our global real estate portfolio and get an update on some of our most recent activities around the world.  You’ll also hear our take on some of the hottest topics in commercial real estate, including: hybrid work; net zero and ESG; the global housing shortage; and the rise of mixed use destinations.  

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: Leave Period Administration Case Studies 

Enhance your leave period administration expertise as we examine a variety of leave period scenarios and unique situations that may arise. 

If you are attending virtually, click the registration links below to sign-up for each session.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - OMERS Pension Landscape  - Register here

Join Celine Chiovitti, OMERS Executive Vice President & Head of Pensions to learn about OMERS members and shifting plan demographics, the social and economic value of the OMERS Plan and how employer sponsored pension plans are positively impacting the lives of Canadians.  

10:45 - 12:00 p.m. - OMERS Pension Services Panel - Register here

Learn how to use e-access to quickly and accurately report a member’s leave period.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Oxford: From the Ground Up - Register here

This presentation will provide a high level overview of Oxford’s business, portfolio, capabilities and team.  You will hear how Oxford is creating strong and sustainable value across our global real estate portfolio and get an update on some of our most recent activities around the world.  You’ll also hear our take on some of the hottest topics in commercial real estate, including: hybrid work; net zero and ESG; the global housing shortage; and the rise of mixed-use destinations.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Leave Period Administration Case Studies - Register here

Enhance your leave period administration expertise as we examine a variety of leave period scenarios and unique situations that may arise. 

Wednesday, October 25 (hybrid)

If you are attending in person, please click here to register.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Oxford: Celebrating 50 Years of Shopping Centres 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Employer Update: Modernizing our Service Model     

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Understanding the Broader Social and Economic Benefits of the Plan  

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Preparing for your e-Form 119

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Chocolate-making class (on-site)

Session information

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Oxford: Celebrating 50 Years of Shopping Centres 

Join Robert Horst, VP Retail Operations and Lucia Connor, VP Marketing for a deep dive into two of our major centres celebrating key milestones, Square One and Scarborough Town Centre.  This presentation will provide an overview of how Square One connects with the community culturally, the future of Mixed Use and Square One District, Scarborough Town Centre’s power of community connection through nostalgia and a nod to the future.  

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.: Employer Update: Modernizing our Service Model         

Starting in 2024, OMERS will have a new way of working with our employer partners. Tune into this important session as we discuss the results of the Employer Insights Survey and how we’re implementing your feedback which includes transforming our service model to improve your overall administration experience, e-access enhancements and more! 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Understanding the Broader Social and Economic Benefits of the Plan  

A view into new research and how OMERS and employers can work together to leverage the competitive advantage of a secure and stable DB pension plan. 

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: Preparing for e-Form 119: Hot Tips & Tricks 

The next annual reporting year is just around the corner. This session will ensure you are ahead of the curve and set you up for success to complete your e-Form 119. 

If you are attending virtually, click the registration links below to sign-up for each session.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Oxford: Celebrating 50 Years of Shopping Centres - Register here

Join Robert Horst, VP Retail Operations and Lucia Connor, VP Marketing for a deep dive into two of our major centres celebrating key milestones, Square One and Scarborough Town Centre.  This presentation will provide an overview of how Square One connects with the community culturally, the future of Mixed Use and Square One District, Scarborough Town Centre’s power of community connection through nostalgia and a nod to the future.  

10:45 - 12:00 p.m. - Employer Update: Modernizing our Service Model - Register here

Starting in 2024, OMERS will have a new way of working with our employer partners. Tune into this important session as we discuss the results of the Employer Insights Survey and how we’re implementing your feedback which includes transforming our service model to improve your overall administration experience, e-access enhancements and more! 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Understanding the Broader Social and Economic Benefits of the Plan - Register here

A view into new research and how OMERS and employers can work together to leverage the competitive advantage of a secure and stable DB pension plan. 

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Preparing for e-Form 119: Hot Tips & Tricks - Register here

The next annual reporting year is just around the corner. This session will ensure you are ahead of the curve and set you up for success to complete your e-Form 119. 

Thursday, October 26 (virtual)

This session will highlight the number of key resources available to empower your members throughout their pension journey.  

Register here

Tune into this session to ensure you have the training and support you need to easily enrol your NFT employees in the OMERS Plan.  

Register here

Explore the complexity of the disability administration process as we navigate through different situations related to disabilities. 

Register here

Want to learn more about the OMERS pension, survivor benefits and the AVC option? Become pension savvy and join us for this session covering the OMERS pension promise. 

Register here

Friday, October 27 (virtual)

OMERS and Oxford employees tell us we are a great place to work and we are honoured to be recognized externally as a top employer. How do we keep our employees happy and thriving? What are we focused on to ensure we continue to be a great place to work for years to come? Join us as we sit down with Nancy Nazer, Chief Human Resources Officer, to explore key areas of an engaging employee experience, including purpose, growth and development, and wellness.  

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A few of our employer administrators share how their organization handles OMERS administration and provides a few tips and tricks they have learned along the way. 

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Have a question?

Get in touch with us via email at EmployerEducation@Omers.com.