Attention members

Our live events are completed, but it's not too late to attend. You can access the same great learning and eligible CE credits offered by the 2020 CALU Webinar program via our on-demand recordings. Simply register for a bundle or the individual sessions of your choice and view them at

Note: CE credits for our on-demand webinars are not available from La Chambre de la sécurité financière.

2020 CALU Webinar Program

The 2020 CALU Webinar Program is now available. The program features the same high-quality technical sessions and other valuable content you have come to expect from CALU events.

Bundle pricing gives members access to the complete suite of more than 20 live webinars and recordings. You can also purchase individual webinars a la carte. We are applying for CE credits for attending both live or recorded webinars.

Pricing is as follows:

Bundle – access to more than 20 webinars and recording for $599.00 plus tax
Individual webinars - $100.00/149.00 plus tax for one-hour and 1.5-hour webinar
Associate Bundle (for Associates only) - $249.00 plus tax for three dedicated webinars

By selecting the $599.00 bundle you will also have exclusive access to two, complimentary webinars on leadership in difficult times by Vince Brewerton, Canadian Country Director of Potential Project – and be able to invite your staff and clients to attend. “How to Cultivate a Resilient Mindset” runs July 22 at 1:00 pm ET, and “The Inner Playbook for Leadership in a Crisis” will be delivered on August 19 at 1:00 pm ET. These sessions are not available a la carte.

Unable to attend live? By registering you can also attend the on-demand version of each webinar at your convenience and still be eligible for CE credits. Please note: “Breathing Life Into Your Living Benefits Sales” is not available on demand. Refer to the Professional Development page on the CALU website for detailed descriptions of each webinar or click the tabs below to see the summary descriptions.

*Please note, that to obtain La Chambre CE credits for webinars you must attend the live webinar. La Chambre CE credits will not be given for on-demand webinars.

Members who select the bundle purchase are also eligible to refer guests to the program. Please click here for more information.

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2020 CALU Webinar Program

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  • August 26, 2020 - June 1, 2021
  • Via Zoom/On Demand

Event Workshops

IPPs: Who Is The Strategy Appropriate For?

August 26, 2020  13:00 - 14:00
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:498

IPPs are receiving a considerable amount of attention given the 2017 tax changes affecting small businesses. The Boomer generation that founded many of Canada’s small businesses are now wanting to ensure that they will have adequate retirement incomes and are seeking tax-effective solutions in this area.

IPPs have also evolved since 1991, and more recent design features will be covered (e.g, hybrid plans). Participants will leave this workshop with an ability to identify the appropriate candidates for an IPP. There will be an overview of the key provisions of the tax rules, followed by case studies illustrating who the ideal candidates are.

Technical Case Study Advanced

The CALU Value Of Advice Research Project With BEworks: Applying The Research To Your Practice

September 2, 2020  13:00 - 14:30
Fee: $149.00
Seats Remaining:494

BEworks specializes in Behavioral Economics and has just completed a comprehensive behavioural research project on behalf of CALU on articulating the value of working with an advisor.

This session will feature BEworks CEO Kelly Peters as she shares the findings of our research and how it can be applied to your business.

The session will include an intensive one-hour training session on how to use the research results in your practice.

Breathing Life Into Your Living Benefits Sales - No Recording For This Webinar Will Be Available.

September 16, 2020  13:00 - 14:00
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:500

This session provides field-tested ideas on how Advisors are positioning Living Benefits to their clients. Topics include illustrating the business owner’s unique CI risks, positioning CI to the affluent and pre-positioning away common objections.

Keith will also share how top Advisors are helping their clients make decisions on amounts and style of coverage as well as how they are pre-selling and placing modified offers. You will leave this session with an increased passion for Living Benefits and immediately implementable approaches and language for your next meeting.

Practical Intermediate Basic

The New Philanthropy (Formerly Charitable Gifting)

September 30, 2020  13:00 - 14:30
Fee: $149.00
Seats Remaining:494

Mark Halpern will explain how he helps clients convert tax dollars to generous charitable gifts using insurance strategies that eliminate or mitigate tax liabilities and enhance final estate values, creating enduring legacies. 

Professional advisors and other estate planning professionals are the gatekeepers of client wealth. When it comes to philanthropy, we share a unique obligation and opportunity to help clients and the charitable causes they care about. 


Future Proofing The Employee Benefits Practice

October 7, 2020  13:00 - 14:00
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:498

Employee Benefits is a vast umbrella that continues to evolve and expand, and growing an EB practice in a mature domestic market can be easier than you think. The domestic Life & Health market grows less than 3%. A business needs organic growth to drive business investment and 3% will not cut it.

This workshop will explore how an adjustment in business focus to include Group Retirement is reshaping all aspects of the EB practice. 

Practical Case Study Intermediate

Pundits Panel - An Encore Presentation

October 14, 2020  13:00 - 14:30
Fee: $149.00
Seats Remaining:495

Join Althia Raj of HuffPost Canada, Joel-Denis Bellavance of La Presse and Nik Nanos of Nanos Research to discuss today's hottest topics.

Practical Side Of Insurance Planning Strategies

October 21, 2020  13:00 - 14:00
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:490

This workshop will review selected insurance planning strategies, such as shared ownership structures and offshore insurance policies, from a tax audit and compliance perspective.

The speakers will focus on tax issues involving shared ownership, including valuations of its various components and other compliance/audit risks, understanding the CRA and its approach to certain life insurance strategies, and on how off-shore insurance has emerged, its suitability and related compliance and audit risk.

Participants will get practical advice on how to manage life insurance strategies from a tax risk viewpoint, with comments about staying within the boundaries of acceptable planning, and what strays beyond the boundaries.

Technical Advanced

Strategies To Consider During The Economic Downturn

October 28, 2020  13:00 - 14:15
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:500

The recent economic downturn has significantly impacted the income, wealth and retirement plans of many Canadians.  However, amidst the financial gloom there are opportunities for CALU members to provide valued guidance and advice to clients on how to properly position their tax and estate planning affairs for the expected recovery.  In this webinar the panelists will discuss several planning strategies using real life examples.

Battling Complexity With Expertise

November 18, 2020  13:00 - 14:30
Fee: $149.00
Seats Remaining:499

In this session designed primarily for Associate members, a panel of tax and estate planning experts will provide their insights relating to recent planning files involving unique and complex issues. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and add their own insights. 

Time permitting, attendees will also have the chance to ask questions relating to hypothetical client situations and receive advice from the experts and fellow members. We expect this to be an enlightening, interactive and quite possibly entertaining workshop that should not be missed!