Upcoming National Events

- NOV -


PD Week 2016
Location: Shaw Centre in Ottawa
07:30h - 16:00h

Every November, over 3,500 private and public sector financial management professionals meet at PD Week to keep current with best practices in managing public sector resources. PD Week provides participants an unmatched one-stop learning experience and ensures that the finance community acquires the skills, training and experience to meet the increased demands placed on them.

- NOV -


PD Week 2016 Social Events
Location: Various Locations
08:00h - 17:00h

Get your tickets now for our 3 distinct
PD Week social events!

  1. Wednesday, Nov. 23 - 5pm to 7pm
    ASPIRING LEADERS NETWORK Connection Reception featuring Mike Milito and Kevin Radford
    ​- Shaw Centre, Room 213
    COST: $10+HST
  2. Thursday, Nov. 24 - 6:30pm to 11pm
    (Shuttle provided @ 6:30pm, game starts @ 7:30pm)
    The Ottawa Senators against the Boston Bruins
    - Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata
    COST: $65+HST
  3. Friday, Nov. 25 - 7:30pm to 1:00am
    Join us on Friday for an evening of music, dancing, and celebration
    - Shaw Centre, Canada Hall, level 3
    COST: $10+HST

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Upcoming Chapter Events

- OCT -


Hosted By: Ontario Chapter
FMI Ontario Chapter Kick-Off Event
Location: Multiple Locations: In-Person @ Father Madden Hall, Toronto OR Webcast to 9 Ontario locations
08:30h - 11:00h

FMI Ontario LogoFREE FMI Ontario Chapter Kick-Off Event

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Toronto Venue:
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
 (Includes light continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)
Webcast Locations:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Downsview, Guelph, Kingston, Oshawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, S.S. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
Webcast location details will be provided during the Registration process.


Want to have this event webcast to your work location? Contact AskFMG@ontario.ca


9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Cindy Veinot, ADM & Provincial Controller Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Mathieu Langelier, CEO, FMI Canada FMI - Your Partner in Continuous Professional Development
9:45 - 9:55 a.m. Networking Break
9:55 - 10:55 a.m. Simon Trevarthen, Director, Project Management & Process Improvement, MOHLTC

7 Crazy Objects that can Reinvent Government

As a financial professional, have you ever felt constrained? Then, this is the PD event for you.

10:55 - 11:00 a.m. Gary Wuschnakowski, Chair, Interim Managing Board  Closing Remarks


- NOV -


Hosted By: Victoria Chapter
Victoria Chapter Breakfast PD Event - Getting IT Right
Location: Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street
08:15h - 11:00h

Please join us for the Victoria Chapter fall breakfast PD event “Getting IT Right”.


The Auditor General for the Province of BC, Carol Bellringer, will discuss this topic based on a number of reports relating to large government IT initiatives.  Carol's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion which will include:

  • Bette-Jo Hughes, Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer
  • Stuart Newton, Comptroller General for the Province of BC
  • Wilf Bangert, Assistant Deputy Minister, NRS Transformation Secretariat


8:15 – 9:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speaker- BC Auditor General Carol Bellringer  

10:00 – 11:00

Panel Discussion

Cost: $45 per person


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- NOV -


Hosted By: Halifax Chapter
A Discussion of Accountability in the Public Sector with Bruce Hennebury, Sr. Director, Communities Culture and Heritage
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School St., Dartmouth
08:30h - 11:30h

The Financial Management Institute of Canada - Halifax Chapter's next professional development session is on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 entitled  "A Discussion of Accountability in the Public Sector" with Bruce Hennebury, Senior Director, Communities Culture and Heritage.  Senator Elizabeth Warren describes, government as is simply a collection of things that we the people have decided to do together - what that means for accountability?  What does that mean for Nova Scotia ?  What does this mean for Nova Scotia public service and Nova Scotians?  Please see below for Bruce's bio.

The morning learning session will take place the Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Membership with fmi*igf provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, on-line access to the fmi*igf Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event.  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at univeristy or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment, deadline for registration is Friday, October 28th.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 2nd!

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Angela at 897-8920.

Bruce Hennebury, Senior Director, Communities Culture and Heritage

Province of Nova Scotia

Bruce Hennebury is a public servant with over 30 years’ experience. He has held a number of senior positions throughout the Nova Scotia government in Finance, Treasury and Policy Board, Economic and Rural Development and Communities Culture and Heritage.  He has extensive experience in policy, finance, budgeting, economic development, accountability, governance and administration.  He is currently a Senior Director at the department of Communities Culture and Heritage with the Province of Nova Scotia with responsibility for policy as well as the provincial gaming strategy.  A Chartered Professional Accountant, Bruce also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Management) from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. He has been teaching public sector comptrollership and accountability at Dalhousie in the MPA and MPA(M) programs since 2002.  He enjoys fly fishing and curling and is actively involved in the local ringette community as a Level 3 referee.  He has also served on volunteer boards.  A native Nova Scotian, Bruce lives in the Halifax area with his wife and has two grown children.

- NOV -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Understanding what it means to provide strategic financial advice to Ottawa’s vulnerable population Launch event for Financial Literacy Month
Location: 300 Olmstead St, Vanier, ON K1L 7K1
17:00h - 19:00h

Financial Literacy, as it applies to those who are most vulnerable in the City of Ottawa, is far from the minds of our daily work in financial management  whether we are public servants or work with the public service. 

To Launch Financial Literacy Month - November 2016 - The Financial Management Institute of Canada - Capital Chapter is partnering with EBO Financial Education Centre (http://www.centre-ebo.com/en/) to present:

Understanding what it means to provide strategic financial advice to Ottawa’s vulnerable population

Come for an evening of :

~ Networking - 5 a 7

~ Experiential Learning Session – workshop with break-out sessions

  •          Do it
  •          What?
  •          So what?
  •          Now What?

~Door prizes drawn

Registration limited to 35 persons.

Contribution expected

Bring joy, Commit to having an open mind, Speak about what you learn tonight to others and practice your communication skills in a collaborative environment, where a second language is encouraged!


5:00-5:30 networking – refreshments and food

5:30-5:40 opening comments by FMI-CC, EBO

5:40-5:50 Key note speaker/moderator

5:50-6:55 Workshop (includes workshop, lessons learned and Action)

7:00 closing


- NOV -


Hosted By: Manitoba Chapter
Winnipeg Harvest’s vision: a community that no longer needs food banks
Location: Radisson Hotel - Portage Ave and Smith
11:30h - 13:00h

David Northcott has been the Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank since 1984, with a short break from 2004 to 2007 to run for federal office and take part in a food study tour of Africa. David is actively involved in the community and is a founder of the Canadian Association of Food Banks and the Manitoba Association of Food Banks.


Currently, David serves on the Boards of:

Vanier Institute of the Family as Past Chair
Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council
Food Banks Canada Network Council
Manitoba Association of Food Banks as Past Chair
Lady Bug Foundation

David was an NGO member of the Canadian delegation to the UN’s Second World Food Summit in 2002.

For his efforts in the poverty field, David Northcott was named a member of the Order of Manitoba in 2000 and he received the Queen’s Canada 125 Medal for Community Service. In May of 2012, David received the Order of Canada. He has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Foundation. In 2014, David received the University of Manitoba Distinguished Service Award as well as the Doctors Manitoba Health or Safety Promotion Award. Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,


David’s educational background includes a BSC in Physics from the University of British Columbia (1976), a Certificate of NGOs Management from the University of Manitoba, along with many continuing education opportunities which add to his extensive knowledge base.


David Northcott has an active and passionate commitment to food security issues and human rights. He is married with three adult daughters and three young grandchildren who keep his life busy.

- NOV -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Annual General Meeting for FMI-CC Members
Location: Sheraton, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa (Salon E)
07:00h - 08:30h
The FMI-CC Board of Directors would like to cordially invite you to attend this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Ottawa. The Board will share the past year accomplishments and provide an overview of future directions. It has been a year of significant change.
Agenda will include the annual report of the President, Reviewed Financial Statements for 2015-16, the report of the Governance and Nominations Committee and the Board slate for 2016-17.
Come and meet your new Board Members, current and new FMI-CC Patrons and Sponsors and your FMI-CC Departmental Liaison Officers. The AGM is also an opportunity for you to meet and network with old and new colleagues in the public sector financial management community.
We are also looking forward to the second anniversary news of the Young Aspiring Leaders Network.
There will be special gift draws for the attendance!
Register Now
Members Only Event

- NOV -


Hosted By: Regina Chapter
Saskatchewan Economic Outlook - Breakfast Session with Doug Elliott, Sask Trends Monitor
Location: Delta Hotel, Verdi Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK
07:45h - 10:00h

Doug Elliott, the owner of QED Information Systems Inc. and publisher of Sask Trends Monitor, has worked in Saskatchewan for more than forty years with over thirty years in the consulting business.  Doug was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan – Grenfell – and attended the University of Regina from 1969 to 1974 where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics.  He specializes in quantitative analysis, survey design, labour market analysis, and economic research with current work divided almost equally among:

  • publishing the newsletter;
  • consulting work; and
  • participating in sample surveys, statistical and economic research projects

for governments and the private sector.  He is frequently asked to do freelance commentary for newspapers, radio, and magazines on a variety of social and economic issues.

At this presentation, Mr. Elliott will look at the current state of the Saskatchewan economy and how it compares with other provinces.  In particular, he will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the four major economic drivers in Saskatchewan and how they might play out in the future.

A hot breakfast is included and this session qualifies for 1.5 PD credits!

Registration and Breakfast 7:45AM - 8:30AM

Presentation 8:30AM - 10:00 AM

Cost: $40 for fmi*igf members, $65 for non-members.

To register for this event, click on the blue "Register Now" button for this event at www.fmi-igf.ca.

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- JAN -


Hosted By: Capital Chapter Chapter
Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen Group Volunteer opportunity
Location: 233 Murray Street, Ottawa
08:00h - 13:00h

FMI-CC will be voluntering at the Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

If you wish to volunteer with FMI-CC, please register now. There is a limit of 10 people.

Further details to be communicated by December 2016.

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