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The MEARIE Conference 2017

This year, MEARIE is turning 30! And we want to invite the people who have made this milestone possible to celebrate with us: OUR CLIENTS! This year’s conference will feature many extra special elements - we look forward to seeing you there.

The MEARIE Conference is an excellent forum to get in touch with colleagues from across the sector and to gain industry-based knowledge on the most relevant risks - everything from evolving technology, leadership, new regulatory and legal requirements – all inspired by the sector’s need to manage and plan for the future.


Join us at the 2017 MEARIE Conference at the JW Marriott, The Rosseau in Muskoka!

This event is now closed for online registrations. Please contact Marianne Gibson to register at or 905-265-5314.

Hotel: Online booking for The Rosseau is now closed. Call directly 705-765-7025 to book your room.


The conference agenda is a packed two days, including the following:

  • Speaking Program – Streamed sessions on risk and HR-related topics (Thursday morning); plenary sessions, including a featured keynote speaker (Friday morning).
  • Annual Golf Tournament at The Rock Golf Course
  • Wellness Afternoon – An alternative to golf, an afternoon to network while unwinding, either at the spa or on a guided paddle on beautiful Lake Rosseau
  • Lakeside Reception & Dinner – An exciting evening of food, fun and entertainment - all in the beautiful Muskoka setting. The annual BBQ dinner overlooking the lake is always a highlight. Ensure to take in the ambiance of Lake Rosseau during this spectacular evening on June 22.
  • Opening Night Reception – Kick-off the conference with fellow delegates on the evening of June 21st. Featuring lots of food stations and great company, mix, mingle and reconnect with your peers.
  • Networking Breakfasts & Lunches – Two breakfasts and lunches provide time to chat with fellow delegates and exchange ideas with colleagues, speakers and conference sponsors.

Conference Rates:

Conference only


Pre-Conference Workshops 


Single Day Rates

 Wednesday Opening Evening
Thursday Afternoon Activities  
 Golf at the Rock
 Wellness & Water Afternoon - Group Kayak Trip  $40
 Wellness & Spa Afternoon  $60-125


This year’s conference is slightly condensed, allowing delegates to arrive for Wednesday evening in time for the MEARIE Conference Kick-off Reception (or to arrive on Wednesday midday to attend the pre-conference workshop in the afternoon. This means there's no need for a hotel room on Tuesday night.)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Pre-Conference Workshops
 7:30 PM - Midnight  MEARIE Conference Kick-off Reception
 Thursday, June 22, 2017  
 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM   Breakfast
 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM   Morning Sessions
 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM  Preparation for Golf Tournament
 12:45 PM – 5:30 PM   Golf Tournament at The Rock or Wellness Afternoon
 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Cocktail Reception, Lakeside BBQ Dinner & Entertainment
 Friday, June 23, 2017  
 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Breakfast
 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM  Morning Sessions
 12:00 PM  Boxed Lunch and Departure


 2017 Sponsors

Comprehensive Benefit Solutions Limited

Travelers Canada

Desjardins Insurance

BFL Canada 

 Dagmar Financial Group

Goodmans LLP

Phillips, Hager & North

Evangelista Barristers & Solicitors

N-Dimension Solutions

Will Davidson LLP

Korn Ferry Hay Group


Great-West Life


Dion Strategic


Marjorie Richards & Associates

Norton Rose Fulbright