CPBI Hall of Fame

The CPBI Hall of Fame was created in 2011 to celebrate the CPBI’s history and recognize individuals who have been key leaders in the organization over the years. It is a place to recognize and honour CPBI members, past and present, who have given their time and energy to the Institute and who without them the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute would not be recognized for its educational and networking presence across Canada

2017 CPBI Hall of Fame Inductees

Joan Fitch

Kevin Press

Bruce Power

How did it start 

Joan joined the CPBI in 1983 and in 1987, she was elected Chair of the CPBI Alberta Regional council. In 1990, she became the first woman Chair of the CPBI, then known as the CPC. Under her chairmanship the CPC was renamed, adopted a new logo and embraced new strategic directions and mission; to be the leading national and regional forum on pension and employee benefits.

How did it start 

Kevin Press joined the CPBI in 1999 and volunteered on several committees and spoke at various events. In 2002 Kevin was elected chair
of the CPBI Ontario Regional Council. In 2004, he was appointed as Ontario Representative on the National Board of Directors and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2009. Kevin spearheaded the efforts in rebranding the national conference into the CPBI FORUM as we know it today. In 2013, Kevin chaired the first CPBI FORUM outside of Canada.  

How did it start

Bruce was one of the three founding members of the CPBI; he represented the insurance industry on the steering committee that was behind the creation of the CPBI. Bruce was present at the first meeting of the Canadian Pension Conference that was held on June 6, 1960 at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto and was part of making many decisions and moving the CPBI to where it is today.

1991/1992: Council member, PacificRegional Council

1992/1993: Vice-Chair,Regional Council

1993/1994:National Board Representative for Pacific, Board of Directors

1993/1994: Chair, PacificRegional Council

1994/1995: Past Chair, PacificRegional Council

1997/1998: Vice-Chair,Board of Directors and Chair, Strategic Planning Committee and Sponsorship Committee

1998/1999: Chair,Board of Directors

1999/2000:Director at Large, Board of Directors


CPBI Awards


Nomination Process


Nomination Process


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