A Principal and consulting actuary, Domenic leads Eckler’s Trusteed Plans consulting group and co-leads the pension actuarial practice. He joined Eckler in 2002 upon graduating from the University of Toronto.

Domenic specializes in working with multi-employer and jointly trusteed pension and benefit plans.  He consults on pension matters including extensive work on funding valuations, plan design and restructuring, governance, plan mergers, negotiations and administration. For several clients, Dom provides trustee education and frequently presents at plan membership meetings.

Active in the industry, Dom is a frequent speaker/instructor at conferences and events, a member of advisory boards, and has published several articles regarding pension and benefit topics.  In addition, Dom is actively involved in lobbying governments and regulators regarding pension and benefit issues.

Domenic graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science.  A Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries, Domenic has over 20 years of consulting experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Defined benefit pension plan valuation and administration
  • Multi-employer pension and benefit plans
  • Target benefit plans
  • Pension plan mergers
  • Plan design and regulatory compliance
  • Trustee education
  • Longevity analytics

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
Professional Activities
  • Instructor for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Foundation of Trust Management Program
  • Advisory Director of the Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada
  • Member of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Defined Benefit/Target Benefit MEPP Advisory Committee
  • Member of the University of Waterloo Actuarial Science Advisory Board
  • Served as a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries PEC Examination Committee

Thought Leadership

A regular speaker and contributor to industry events and publications. Here are some highlights:

New target benefit plan framework in Ontario to provide more flexibility for administrators, boards: expert
Benefits Canada – September 2023

New target benefit plan framework ‘more appropriate and based in fiduciary duties’
Benefits and Pensions Monitor – September 2023

A look at MEPPs in a shifting pension landscape
Benefits Canada – May 2022

Ontario’s budget proposing framework for target-benefit pension plans
Benefits Canada – April 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador granting MEPPs permanent solvency funding exemption
Benefits Canada – August 2021

New Insights into Pensioner Mortality in the Construction Trades
Plans and Trusts magazine – May/June 2016

A contributor to Eckler thought leadership content, Domenic’s most recent pieces are available below.

Eckler News and Insights

Newfoundland and Labrador Introduces Amendments to funding for Multi-Employer Pension Plans

Special Notice - August 5, 2021 Changes eliminate onerous solvency funding requirement and set an appropriate level of minimum funding requirements, providing boards of trustees ...
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The changing landscape of privacy legislation and how it impacts your plan

In this issue of Insights, the authors explore the impact that the legalization of cannabis will have on the workplace in general, and on benefits ...
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