Industry Information

Quick-stop list of resources from industry-leading sources for Canadian group employee benefits & health insurance, human resources and corporate health & wellness information. 

Canadian Group Employee Benefits and Health Insurance

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Benefits Canada

Canada's leading publication on issues related to benefits, pensions and investments. Published 10 times per year, Benefits Canada offers a mix of features, columns and profiles to help benefits and pension practitioners do their jobs. A dynamic media brand, Benefits Canada is a major provider of conferences, including signature events like the Benefits and Pension Summit and the Defined Contribution Plan Summit. 

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Benefits and Pensions Monitor

Benefits and Pensions Monitor magazine serves Canada's Plan Sponsors in the areas of pension fund investment and employee benefits management. MONITOR is closely involved with industry associations and industry experts to help us craft the magazine as a continuing source of industry information. The primary focus for the circulation development of Benefits and Pensions Monitor is the 100+ employee level, which many industry professionals consider as Canada's Primary Market for employee benefit plans and pension fund investment.

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Canadian Broker Network (CBN)

The Canadian Broker Network is an alliance of independent, employee-owned insurance brokers that share best practices, experience, and connections to help members of the CBN community innovate, grow and succeed. CBN Members are at the forefront of industry transformation and innovation that ultimately benefits insurance customers across Canada.

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Canadian Group Insurance Brokers (CBIG)

The Canadian Group Insurance Brokers is the only broker-focused group benefits association in Canada and specializes in bringing together the best and brightest in the employee benefits industry to discuss current issues, trends, and tips for success.


Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA)

The CLHIA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that represents 99% of Canada's life and health insurance companies. CLHIA's member companies, through a wide range of products and services, help Canadians to protect themselves and their families against the financial risks surrounding premature death, illness, and retirement.


Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI)

The Canadian pension, employee benefits and institutional investment industry is continuously evolving, its laws being changed or updated and new products and ideas are making their way to the top of best practices. Founded in 1960, the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute is a national, not-for-profit organization that specializes in providing its members with industry-related educational sessions across Canada in the pensions, employee benefits, and institutional investment sectors.

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Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC)

IBAC is a national organization that represents the collective interests of 11 Member Associations and their member brokers. IBAC advocates on behalf of insurance brokers and consumers, supports and elevates the broker profession, and promotes a vibrant and sustainable broker distribution channel.

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Insurance Business Canada

Insurance Business is an award winning magazine and website that insurance brokers and industry professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, news, analysis, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. Check out their Group Benefits news and content. 

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The Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 40,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters. On behalf of the industry, the Institute also conducts demographic research and produces reports and publications.

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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

​​​​The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research, and information. The International Foundation delivers research findings, education, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits professionals who rely on us for objective, accurate and timely information.

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The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)

The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) is the premier interactive community providing educational resources, innovative thinking, and collective wisdom to help members excel and prosper in their careers. Since 1981, the Society has provided educational programs, information and networking resources, publications, and other services to a diverse group of benefits professionals.


Third Party Administrators Association of Canada (TPAAC)

The TPAAC is an association made up of organizations that are engaged in the business of providing pension and benefit administration services to companies, unions, and associations. The goal is to represent the interests of the members of TPAAC as a common voice to the insurance industry and the various Provincial and Federal government regulatory bodies.

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Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA)

THIA is the national organization representing travel insurers, brokers, underwriters, re-insurers, emergency assistance companies, air ambulance companies and allied services in the travel insurance field. THiA is the leading voice of the travel insurance industry in Canada and is engaged in public education and issues relating to regulatory affairs and member communications.


Canadian Human Resources

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Canadian HR Reporter

The Canadian HR Reporter group is made of up three publications: Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Employment Law Today and Canadian Labour Reporter. Canadian HR Reporter serves as Canada's indispensable guide to human resources management. Canadian Employment Law Today keep executives, managers, business owners, trade unions, HR professionals and law firms up to date on the latest developments in employment law. Canadian Labour Reporter (formerly CLV Reports), is a weekly publication that has been serving the industrial relations industry, labour professionals and lawyers since 1956. 

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Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada

CPHR Canada, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, represents 27,000 members in the Human Resources Profession across nine provinces and three territories in Canada. Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the HR Profession. With an established and credible designation and collaboration on national issues, we are proactively positioning the national human resources agenda in Canada and representing the Canadian HR Profession with HR Associations around the world.

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Human Resources Director Canada

Human Resources Director Canada concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters. HRD features high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HR directors and industry leaders from around the globe as well as leading newsmakers in the field. Content goes beyond industry standard, offering highly engaging, timely, relevant, innovative and entertaining articles. HRD has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers. Check out their list of Canada HR Events.


Canadian Corporate Health & Wellness Resources

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Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada

AWCBC was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers'​ Compensation Boards and Commissions across Canada. AWCBC is a central source of information related to workers’ compensation in this country. The AWCBC is the national liaison that links all 12 provincial and territorial member boards and commissions and supports a comprehensive network of expertise. AWCBC’s vision is to drive a strong Canadian leadership role in providing the safest and healthiest workplaces in the world and a fair, affordable workers’ compensation insurance system.


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

CCOHS was established in 1978 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was passed by unanimous vote in the Canadian Parliament. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

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Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Check out their free Workplace Mental Health Resources

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The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board of Canada provides ongoing research in mental health and wellness has continued to focus on understanding the impacts of the pandemic on families, employers, employees, work-life balance, and mental stress.  Check out their free Mental Health Resources.

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Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy. Check out their Workplace Mental Health resources.

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Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality. Wellness Together Canada is brought to you by Kids Help Phone, Government of Canada, Stepped Care Solutions and Homewood Health.

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Wellness Works Canada

Wellness Works Canada is a non-profit workplace health and performance association. We support workplace health practitioners and employers to build healthy, high performing work cultures. We empower and guide our members with simple, evidence-informed, cost-effective education, resources, consulting and accreditation. We also advocate for the profound impact well-being has on performance. Cost-effective partner memberships and certifications are available for students, practitioners, providers, and employers.


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At Simply Benefits Corp ("Simply Benefits") we are concerned with safeguarding and protecting the privacy of your personal information.

In accordance with Canada's *Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act* ("PIPEDA") we have established policies on how we collect, use and protect any information that you give us when you use our website or services.

What We Collect

Required Regulatory Information

Simply Benefits collects information needed to provide services and meet the regulatory requirements of our industry. When you open an account or sign up for services, we collect personal information which may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Your name and date of birth

  • Contact details

  • Nature of your employment or business

  • Details about your dependents

  • Demographics

  • Other information relevant to the services we provide

Passive Data Collection

We may receive passively-collected information through a variety of methods, including “cookies” to collect information.

What is a cookie?

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Simply Benefits uses cookies to track and measure site performance and gather analytics on usage. This information is anonymous and is only used by Simply Benefits to measure and improve our site.

When sending e-mail we may use tracking pixels and urls to help us measure open rates for e-mails and link clicks. This tracking information is used internally only to help us provide relevant content and is never shared with any third parties.

Opting Out of Cookies

If you choose, you may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

Analytics And Marketing

We use analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect non-personal information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you use our online Sites and/or Services.

We also use online advertising to reach new potential clients and remarketing tools that allow us to target ads to specific groups of people who have previously interacted with WealthBar’s websites.

Google allows individuals to opt out of it’s advertising cookies from its ad settings page.

Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, and Restrictions.

Where do we store it

Simply Benefits may use third parties to store and process data. Simply Benefits will ensure that such third party service providers have significant expertise with data and digital privacy. Simply Benefits will ensure that personal data is stored and transmitted in encrypted format using technology such as SSL. Third party data storage and processing providers may be located in the United States and as a result personal information may be subject to U.S. privacy law which may differ from Canadian privacy law.

How We Use It

The information we collect is used so we can communicate with you, provide benefits and insurance management services, improve our products and services, and meet our regulatory obligations.

We share only the information which is reasonably required in the normal course of business with third parties such as our custodians, securities regulators, auditors, legal counsel, or law enforcement agencies, to enable them to fulfill their obligations to Simply Benefits and our clients. We may also disclose your personal information to third-party service providers, affiliates and agents in order to assist us in providing the services you requested and to fulfil the purposes for which your personal information has been collected. Outside of this we shall not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

How We Protect It

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. In the event that we share your personal information with third-party service providers, affiliates and agents, these parties will be required to adhere to strict confidentiality obligations and practices.

If you have a question, concern or complaint about our privacy policy, please send your comments and your contact details to our Privacy Officer in writing to the following address:

Simply Benefits Corp.

601-460 Doyle Ave,

Kelowna BC

V1Y 0C2

If you believe that any information we have on file for you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.