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PD Week 2022

Leading the Charge: From Innovation to Excellence!

As the most established and trusted source of inspirational, challenging, and relevant career advancing events for public sector financial professionals in Canada, PD Week is back in-person for the first time since 2019! Be sure to join us for a much-anticipated opportunity to reconnect with like minded professionals.

Upcoming Chapter Events



Hosted by: Capital Chapter
FMI- Capital Chapter - 2021/2022 PD Mid - Season passport (Includes access to 4 Streams/16 sessions)
Location: Zoom Webinar with Slido interactive tool ( 10: 00 am - 11:30 am)
10:00h - 11:30h

Cost:  $249 + tax for FOUR Streams including all SIXTEEN sessions over the year.

​Location: Zoom Webinar with Slido interactive tool

Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am

CPD Hours: up to 24 hours for 4 streams (1.5 hours for each session - 16 sessions in total) 


Stream 1:  Financial Management in an Emerging Technology Environment

This stream will provide an opportunity to strip away the jargon and learn about some of the real-life lessons within and outside the public service.  We will explore the impact of emerging technologies, regulatory environments, risk-based decisions and the necessary broadening scope and skills of those in the CFO community in order to be able to transform the financial management function. 

Session 1: September 21, 2021 - Accrual budgeting best practices (Speaker: Jean F. Deschamps, Executive Director, Accrual-based Investment Planning, Parks Canada)

Session 2: December 7, 2021 - Business Transformation aspect of SAP Transition (Speaker: Stéphane Cyr - Vice-President, Corporate Services Branch and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission​)

Session 3: February 22, 2022 - Discussion on the Future of Finance (Speakers: Federico Berruti, Co-Founder, Automation@Scale & AI Practice at McKinsey & Company and Leon Xiao, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company)

Session 4: May 17, 2022 - Risk Management and internal control (Speaker: Samson & Associates​)

Stream 2: Personal and Professional Development 

This stream will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the tools and techniques applicable to today’s work environment, and strategies for adapting to the challenges and opportunities of this dynamic world.

Session 1: September 28, 2021 - From FI-1 to EX: Lessons Learned from a Finance Officer (Speaker: Danielle Lawlor, Director, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) Financial Strategies at the Department of National Defence)

Session 2: January 11, 2022 - How to brief senior executives (Speaker: Danielle Lawlor, Director, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) Financial Strategies at the Department of National Defence)

Session 3: March 8, 2022 - Unconventional Wisdom for Effective Retirement Planning (Speaker: Ed Rempel, CPA, CMA, CFP )

Session 4: May 31, 2022 - Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)​ (Speaker: Erika Toth, CFA​, Director at BMO)

Stream 3: Economic Update

This stream will provide an opportunity to learn about how the economy is being transformed at an unprecedented rate. We will discuss such forces as demand and supply, financial markets, disruptive technology, and government policies. The outlook of our economy will be addressed by a number of experienced and dynamic speakers.  

Session 1: October 12, 2021 - Municipal Budgeting and Property Tax (Speaker: George Darouze , Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Ward 20 Osgoode, Ottawa​)

Session 2: January 25, 2022 - Cryptocurrency (Speaker: Guy-Vincent Jourdan, Professor, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)​

Session 3: March 22, 2022 - Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market (Speaker: Shaun Cathcart, Senior Economist at the Canadian Real Estate Association)

Session 4: June 14, 2022 - Economic Update (Speaker: Eric Santor, Advisor to the Governor at the Bank of Canada​)


Stream 4: Government and Departmental Priorities

We have once again, enlisted engaging speakers to highlight some of the Government of Canada's key priorities that are of interest to you and your organization in these resilient times. Dynamic senior leaders, will share their perspectives on the various government priorities. The events will feature several exciting keynote speakers throughout the year.

Session 1: October 26, 2021 - Supporting the CFO Community as a Virtual Network (Speaker: Laura Smith Executive Director, Financial Policy & Community Development)

Session 2: February 8, 2022 - Northern Canada (Speaker: Paula Isaak, President, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency​)

Session 3: May 3, 2022 - Financial Management during the Pandemic (Speaker: Martin Krumins, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Public Health Agency of Canada​)

Session 4: June 28, 2022 -  SAP S/4HANA Implementation (Speaker: IBM Consulting)

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