With Eckler since 1994, Cameron has more than 30 years of experience as an employee benefit plan consultant, specializing in multi-employer pension and benefit plans. He is responsible for a number of the firm’s major employee pension and benefits clients. His clients span a variety of sectors including construction, religion and education. He has created several benefit trusts for clients in the auto, agriculture and education sectors.

Cameron has been an active member of the industry helping to shape legislation, including being a member of the group that lobbied the Ontario government to adopt more appropriate funding requirements for multi-employer pension plans and as a witness to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee and the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance concerning the impact of Bill C-377 on pension and benefits plans. He was asked to be a witness to the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future regarding the effect of Bill 10 on multi-employer pension plans.

Highly respected within the industry and by governments, Cameron is known for his extensive expertise in member-run pension and benefit trusts. With strong problem-solving abilities, Cameron has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional advice to his clients.

Cameron is the Chair of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s (FSRA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for Pensions. The SAC advises the Board on FSRA’s priorities and budget, along with other pension-related matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Benefit trusts
  • Financial analytics of pension and benefit trusts
  • Governance structures
  • Jointly sponsored pension plans
  • Member engagement
  • Multi-employer pension plans
  • Pension and benefits administration

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO)
Professional Activities
  • Appointed to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for Pensions by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in November 2019
  • Currently a director and vice-president of the Multi-Employer Benefit Plans Council of Canada
  • Recipient of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) silver award for volunteering
  • Former Chair of the CIA’s Education and Examination Committee
  • Former member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario’s Actuarial Advisory Committee
  • Served on several Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CPSA) committees including the Investment Policy Committee’s Industry Advisory Group, Model Law Committee, and Prudent Investment and Funding Committee’s Industry Advisory Group
  • Served on various professional committees for the Society of Actuaries and Institute of Actuaries
  • Served on the Fellowship Admissions Course Management Committee
  • Served as a member of the CIA Task Force reviewing actuarial reports of multi-employer pension plans

Thought Leadership

As one of Canada’s leading multi-employer pension plan actuaries, Cameron has published articles on pension issues and is a regular speaker on pensions and benefits related topics. Here’s just a sampling:

Reforms May Be the Death Knell for Target Benefit PlansInsights – July 2018
In this Eckler publication, Cameron shares his thoughts on the fostering TBP growth.

Employee Benefits in Canada – Fourth Edition
Cameron is co-editor of this publication, which provides an in-depth overview of administration and compliance for public and private employee pension and benefit plans.