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November 2013
 
 

November's Updates

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Eligibility and Education Council

The following people have been appointed to the (sub)committees named below, effective immediately unless otherwise stated:
  • Accreditation: Peter Muirhead (Vice-chair), Claude Pichet, and John Dark (reappointment);
  • Committee on Continuing Education (CEC) subcommittees:
    • Investments: Martin Leroux, Harry Satanove, Sheldon Liu, and Ivy Lee, retroactive to February 2013; and
    • Individual Life and Health Insurance: Jean-Pierre Cormier (Chair)—he has also been appointed as a member of the CEC.
For information only

The following people have resigned from the groups named below:
  • Accreditation: John Dark (resigned as Vice-chair) and Cara Low;
  • Committee on Continuing Education (CEC) subcommittees:
    • Investments: Tony Williams and Sunny Oh; and
    • Individual Life and Health Insurance: Dominic Hains (resigned as Chair)—he has also resigned from the CEC.
Member Services Council

The following people have been appointed to the (sub)committees named below, effective immediately unless otherwise stated:
  • Research: Mario Robitaille;
  • Subcommittees of the Research Committee:
    • Individual Life Experience: Annie Girard and Nicolas Rochon;
    • P&C Research: Matthew Buchalter and Denise Cheung, effective September 19, 2013;
    • Group Annuitant Mortality Experience: Mario Robitaille (Chair), Claire Bilodeau, Steve Bocking, Van Bui (not a CIA member), Paul Burnell, Diana Pisanu, Myriam Roux, and Sylvain Veilleux; and
    • Annuitant Experience: Julie Chambers; and
  • Enterprise Risk Management Applications: Patrick Duplessis, Jill Knudsen, Elaine Lajeunesse, Pierre-Paul Renaud, and Shawn Sampson, effective September 13, 2013.
The Government Liaison Task Force on Pensions and the Task Force on Financing of Employment Insurance have been disbanded with thanks, effective immediately.

The MSC has approved the creation of the Health Committee and its proposed mandate, as well as the following appointments: Isabelle Bouchard, Robert Brown, Claude Ferguson, John Have, Pierre-Yves Julien (Chair), Stéphane Levert, Gary Mooney, Gary Walters, and Ella Young (not a CIA member). Staff support will be provided by Les Dandridge, Chris Fievoli, and Michel Simard.

1. Membership
Membership of the Health Committee (HC) is open to CIA members and non-members.

2. Purpose
  • To support the CIA’s involvement in discussions at the national and provincial levels on matters relating to health systems, with a particular focus on important actuarial contributions;
  • To raise the profile of actuaries in policy debates and research on health systems; and
  • To support actuaries working in the health systems field.
3. Role
To achieve its stated purpose, the HC will:
  • Reflect the views of the Canadian actuarial community in discussions and debates at the national and provincial levels on health systems issues;
  • Liaise with relevant councils and committees on actuarial involvement in health system research;
  • Promote the public interest through developing the role actuaries can play in health systems; and
  • Work to develop guidance and promote best practice for actuaries providing actuarial advice on health system matters, and to support the development of actuarial education in the health field.
4. Decision-Making Authority
The HC operates within the CIA’s Bylaws and policies and makes recommendations for action by councils or the Board as appropriate.

5. Reporting on HC Activities
The HC will report on its activities to the Member Services Council.

6. CIA Liaison
The HC will liaise with other CIA councils and committees as required to carry out its role and activities. This will include, where relevant, the Practice Council and the committees on continuing education and international relations.

7. External Liaison
The HC will liaise with external stakeholders as required to undertake its role and activities.
For information only

The following people have completed their terms as members of the groups named below, and leave with thanks:
  • Communications Committee: Alon Halbrich, effective June 2013;
  • Research Committee subcommittees:
    • Individual Life Experience: Marie-Josée Blanchet and Kim Girard, effective immediately;
    • P&C Research: Danielle Harrison and Elaine Lajeunesse, effective September 19, 2013; and
    • Annuitant Experience: Robert Howard, effective immediately.
 

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