Skip to main content

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 the Non-Full-Time (NFT) Plan change, and much more.

From October 25 to 28, the OMERS Pension Education & Relationship Management team will be hosting the third annual Employer Education Week.

For the first time, the conference will be a hybrid event: on October 25 and 26, you can attend live at the OMERS office in Toronto, or virtually. The sessions on October 27 and 28 will be entirely virtual.

We look forward to meeting and 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 25 (hybrid)

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

Agenda

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

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Fireside Chat with Celine Chiovitti and Laurie Hutchinson

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

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Leave Period Administration

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pension Overview

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

2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Mix & Mingle Activity

Session information
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Fireside chat with Celine Chiovitti (Executive Vice President and Head of Pensions) & Laurie Hutchinson (CEO, OMERS Sponsors Corporation)

Celine Chiovitti and Laurie Hutchinson discuss OMERS members and shifting plan demographics, the social and economic value of the OMERS Plan, insight into the Sponsors Corporation (SC) mandate and managing the OMERS Plan for the long term.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leave Period Administration

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Pension Overview

Want to learn more about the OMERS Plan, survivor benefits and the AVC option? Become pension savvy after attending this one-hour session covering the OMERS Plan.

2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mix & Mingle

Wrap up the day with a fun sushi-making class, followed by cocktails and light refreshments.

If you are attending the event virtually, click the registration links below to register for each session.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Fireside Chat with Celine Chiovitti (Executive Vice President and Head of Pensions) and Laurie Hutchinson (CEO, OMERS Sponsors Corporation) - Register here

Celine Chiovitti and Laurie Hutchinson discuss OMERS members and shifting plan demographics, the social and economic value of the OMERS Plan, insight into the Sponsors Corporation (SC) mandate and managing the OMERS Plan for the long term.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Leave Period Administration - Register here

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pension Overview - Register here

Want to learn more about the OMERS Plan, survivor benefits and the AVC option? Become pension savvy after attending this one-hour session covering the OMERS Plan.

Wednesday, October 26 (hybrid)

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

Agenda

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

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Fireside Chat with Satish Rai, OMERS Chief Investment Officer

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

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Disability Administration

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Activity

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

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Preparing for your e-Form 119

Session information
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Fireside Chat with Satish Rai (OMERS Chief Investment Officer)

Satish Rai explains our investment philosophy and our strategy of building a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Disability Administration

Learn how to administer a disability leave and the process for submitting a disability benefit request using e-access.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: OMERS Trivia

Engage in light-hearted trivia for the chance to win some exciting prizes.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Preparing for your e-Form 119

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

If you are attending the event virtually, click the registration links below to register for each session.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Fireside Chat with Satish Rai (OMERS Chief Investment Officer) - Register here

Satish Rai explains our investment philosophy and our strategy of building a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Disability Administration - Register here

Learn how to administer a disability leave and the process for submitting a disability benefit request using e-access.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - OMERS Trivia - Register here

Join us for a fun and interactive trivia session and the chance to win some prizes.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Preparing for your e-Form 119 - Register here

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

Thursday, October 27 (virtual)

Katharine Preston, Vice President, Sustainable Investing, discusses the OMERS approach to sustainable investing policy and our commitment to a net zero portfolio by 2050.  

Register here.

This session will help prepare you for the upcoming Non-Full-Time (NFT) Plan change, coming into effect January 1st, 2023.

Register here.

As a pension plan that invests in high-quality assets and pays billions of dollars per year in stableand secure retirement benefits to members across Ontario, OMERS has an impact that reaches beyond payments to individual members and into their communities. Two reports, developed for OMERS by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), an independent socio-economic research firm, illustrate the economic contribution and social value generated across Ontario by pension plans such as OMERS. This session will provide highlights from this work, including how access to a secure and stable pension helps strength the bond between employees and employers, and supports retention and productivity.

Register here

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

Register here.

Friday, October 28 (virtual)

Learn how the actuarial team values OMERS liabilities, what assumptions go into our valuation, future funding challenges that OMERS might face and potential solutions to these challenges.

Register here.

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

Register here.

Have a question?

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