Ottawa 04.07.21 VIRUTAL Maximizing Return on your Employee Benefits Investment

Date and Time

Starts:04/07/2021 11:00 AM

Ends:04/07/2021 1:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

2 CPD Hour(s)


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Ottawa 04.07.21 VIRUTAL Maximizing Return on your Employee Benefits Investment

Maximizing the Employee Value Proposition of an organization’s employee benefits plan, while managing the financials. Our discussion will focus on how to design the benefits program your employees actually want. We’ll discuss methods to engage employees in the design decision, while managing the risk and financial impact on the program.


  • Fresh perspectives on employee benefits plans and maximizing the employee value proposition. 
  • Financial acumen in benefits plan management. 
  • Using a benefits plan to help employees stay healthy and stay at work.

Speaker bio(s)
Mike Kennedy

Principal, Arc Health Management, Mike brings 20 years of design and delivery experience in wellness, EAP and mental health, disability management, occupational health and other employer health programs to his work with all clients. Mike works with clients to establish your key goals and the plan to achieve them.

Kyle McWhinnie

Kyle has worked in the group benefits field for over 10 years and is well versed in helping clients design group benefits plans which will maximize the value provided to employees, within the financial risk constraints of the employer. His subject matter expertise and actuarial skills are invaluable to clients in all aspects of group benefits: program design, financial forecasting, benefits benchmarking, plan renewals etc.

Carol Ring, President

With a last name like Ring, we shouldn’t be surprised that Carol spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry. Filling pivotal leadership roles in product launches, acquisitions, and restructuring, she gained knowledge and experience about the results of both positive and negative corporate culture. Carol knows from years of involvement which key corporate culture tools and strategies are needed to transform a business from struggling to success, or from good to great. Today, as the founder and President of The Culture Connection, and a certified Cultural Transformation Tool consultant of the Barrett Values Centre, she is passionately committed to encouraging positive cultural transformation in organizations around the globe. Acknowledged as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and Canadian Women in Communications’ Woman of the Year in 2011, Carol is a powerful leader and speaker. She is the author of Ignite Your Culture: 6 Steps to Fuel your People, Profits and Potential. (

Bethany Tremblay, Global Benefits Lead

Beth is the Global Benefits Lead at Shopify, the leading multi-channel commerce platform, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. She is responsible for benefit, leave, retirement and perk plans for 4,000 employees in more than a dozen countries.