Danyle Anderson, Global Equity Organization
June Davenport, Solium Capital



On 19 November 2018, GEO was pleased to host attendees at GEO's Toronto Chapter Meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as to our speakers and event sponsors for their support.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming activities in the Toronto region.



Highlights from 19 November 2018

GEO's Toronto Chapter Meeting

Trends in Equity Incentives – Where are We Going, and Why?

  • Trends in use of long-term incentives versus salary and cash incentives
  • What types of awards are included in long-term incentives and how is the equity mix changing
  • Common performance measures, prevalence of TSR and use of relative performance
  • The drivers of change

Presented by:
Lucie Guindon, Director, Total Rewards, Iamgold Corporation
Mark Mead, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, BMO Financial Group
Amanda Voegeli, Managing Director, Rewards, Willis Towers Watson

Gender Pay and Pay Transparency – in Ontario and Beyond!

  • An introduction to Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act, 2018
  • Timing and steps for, and progress on, implementation
  • Expectations for compliance enforcement
  • Experience with foreign pay transparency legislation

Presented by:
Marcelle Crouse, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Ontario Government
Jason Hanson, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Careen Jones, Director, Corporate Policy & Special Projects Branch, Ontario Government
Krista McBeth, Director, Talent Operations, Shopify Inc.
Tara Wiseman, Vice-President, Total Rewards, Kinross Gold Corporation



Highlights from 02 June 2015

GEO's Toronto Chapter Meeting

Current Trends in Performance Award Design

  • Approaches for decreasing cost (and delivering more shares or value) while maintaining incentives
  • Setting appropriate expectations with internal stakeholders and minimizing fluctuation from those expectations
  • The latest trends in compensation analytics

Presented by:
David Outlaw, Equity Methods
Robert Slaughter, Equity Methods

Post Vest Holding Periods – The Intersection of Corporate Governance, Plan Design, and Financial Accounting

  • Overview of the current corporate governance environment related to mandatory post vest holdings periods
  • Outline the competitive practice and prevalence of post vest hold periods
  • Discussion of the financial accounting benefit and reduction in compensation expense that may be realized for awards that include mandatory post vest holding periods
  • Post vest holding periods as a design consideration in both the United States and Canada

Presented by:
Terry Adamson , AON Hewitt
Daniel Coleman , AON Hewitt


Highlights from 12 November 2014

GEO's Toronto Chapter Meeting

In a recent study of employee share plans released by the London School of Economics and University of Toronto, results consistently show that employees are more loyal and satisfied when part of an employee share plan. In addition, plan participants take less time off and are more likely to go the extra mile and work overtime. Attendees learned more about how to increase employee satisfaction and engagement levels at your organization through increased participation in your employee share plan.
Presented by:
Dr. Rafael Gomez, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Director of Employment Relations Program at the University of Toronto


Highlights from 03 June 2014

GEO's Toronto Chapter Meeting

Canadian Taxation on Non Resident Trusts
The winner of the 2014 GEO Award for the Most Innovative and Creative Plan Design discussed how they have been able to excel at building an award winning global employee ownership culture, even in the face of difficult economic conditions and challenging political and labor markets. In this presentation the Kinross team shared their "out of the box" thinking that led not only to the creation of a unique share plan design that met both their industry needs and worked within the various economic constraints - but also resulted in their selection as the 2014 winner of the coveted GEO award for innovation and creativity!
Presented by:
Chris D'Iorio, Aon Hewitt
Peter Megoudis, Deloitte

The Kinross Experience
The deadline for filing crucial elections for offshore employee benefit plan trusts is fast approaching. If such elections are not filed by June 26, 2014, the whole trust may be subject to Canadian taxation on its income. This panel will provide an overview of the new rules and discuss the traps that can taint a company's EBP trust, as well as the procedures for minimizing the exposure of a tainted trust.
Presented by:
Connie Bao, Kinross
Tara Wiseman, Kinross


Highlights from 18 April 2013

Westjet Airlines Philosophy Presentation

Westjet Airlines Philosophy
Westjet Airlines philosophy of having a committed employee base profiting from the success of the airline that was driven by employee share ownership. Its Canadian content factor is almost pure bred 100% and a success for Canadian enterprise in what is typically a graveyard industry.
Presented by:
Scott Hausberg, Manager, Compensation, WestJet, Calgary


19 November 2018
8:00am – 8:30am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am

Osler Conference Center
100 King Street West
1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Reception Located on the 63rd Floor

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