The Global Risk Institute (GRI) acts as a global research hub, stimulating evidence-based debate between policy makers, regulators, practitioners, and academics engaged in risk with three focal points: Research, Events & Education

The events tackle risk-related themes in a global context and from multiple perspectives. Our research team is tasked with identifying new and emerging insights to better understand risks and trends for the financial services sector. And our educational programs build the talent necessary to sustain and grow Canada’s competitive advantage in risk management for the financial services industry.

Director, Marketing and Communications



The Director, Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing all external and internal communications for GRI, including identifying and creating content for our members and senior executives for both conventional and digital media, publications/newsletters, presentations, podcasts, speeches, and other communications. The Director, Marketing and Communications is also responsible for leading in the proactive strategy and execution of all media and public relations and in the strategy and oversight of company-wide business analytics. The incumbent will lead a team, currently comprised of 4 associates.



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Director, Events and Education



The Director, Events and Education will manage and execute the various programs that are delivered to the GRI members.


  • Working with the senior management team, coordinate the design and delivery of education and networking forums that can contribute to the establishment of communities of best practice around emerging risk management issues, and thereby support the continuous improvement of risk management practices for GRI’s members
  • Education Activities
    • Responsible for the delivery of all education programs
    • Ensure that education programs are updated and current
    • Work with the Member Services Manager to determine the learning needs of the member organizations
    • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to invite, promote Events and Education to members and prospects


  • Lead the execution of a variety of events aimed at the GRI membership in the form of in- person and digitally delivered events, and roundtables
  • Ensure the success of the development and delivery of the Annual Summit.
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team, be ultimately responsible for the strategic development of the events calendar and ensuring GRI has events planned several months in advance
  • Work with the Events Manager to ensure member events are properly executed
  • Work with the Senior Leadership team to develop and update education offerings at both

    executive and Board levels.



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Research Associate


Key to the success of GRI will be an ongoing program of high-quality research that is both applied
and interdisciplinary in nature.
Research will take many different forms - original research, modelling, case studies and surveys.
It will involve disciplines as diverse as finance, economics, accounting, actuarial science,
mathematics, corporate governance and management.
Major research projects are undertaken with select universities, industry experts and in-house at
GRI. Research will be undertaken where it meets member needs. Research that falls under one
of GRI’s key risk themes is a priority.

The Research Associate will report to the Managing Director, Research. The Research
Associate’s primary responsibility is to conduct in-house research projects and participate in
external research projects supported by GRI.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build GRI’s value through our Research activities
  • Complete GRI’s in-house research projects independently. These projects may include
    academic research, benchmarking studies, and whitepapers
  • Support all GRI research activities domestically and globally
  • Lead and participate in several Industry/academic research efforts with internal and external



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Pension Hub Manager


The Pension Hub Manager will provide business support and assist the Managing Director, Research, in operationalizing the research and member value-add activities within GRI. GRI’s research activities involve several focus areas / themes that are coordinated in hubs. This role will focus on actively supporting our Pension Hub.

We are looking for an individual who can credibly engage with senior stakeholders including members, academia and industry thought leaders in the institutional asset management and pension sector. They will need excellent communication and organizational skills, in order to organize meetings, events, contracts and oversee research deliverable production.

The Pension Hub Manager reports directly to the Managing Director, Research.




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