Upcoming National Events

- MAY -


PSMW 2019
Location: River Rock Resort, Richmond
07:00h - 23:59h

PSMW 2019 Overview

PSMW is held each spring in a different province across Canada and attracts participants from all three levels of government. Hosted by the regional Chapter and FMI National, this two-day learning event focuses on new and emerging trends, best practices and topical issues related to the financial management community and broader public sector.

PSMW 2019 will be hosted in beautiful British Columbia by the FMI Vancouver Chapter. Participants can expect an outstanding event, bringing together today’s leading experts and thought leaders for an exciting and thought-provoking two days filled with discussions and networking.


Topics Include:

  • Workplace of the Future, A Mindset Shift
  • Creating Value for Citizens
  • Taking the Path to Digital Transformation
  • Blockchain
  • AI, Big Data & Automation in Finance – Evolving from Legacy Systems
  • BC’s Procurement Transformation
  • Cross Jurisdictional Collaboration
  • Climate Change & The Economy


Who Attends PSMW?

  • Public Sector CFOs
  • Public Sector CIOs
  • Accountants/Auditors
  • Comptrollers
  • Program Managers/Directors
  • Financial Managers/Officers
  • Fraud Examiners
  • Treasurers




  • Those involved in financial IT transformation projects
  • Public Sector managers with budgetary responsibilities
  • Those with financial, accounting, procurement or audit responsibility in the public sector
  • CPA or CIA designation holders
  • HR Managers


Upcoming Chapter Events

- FEB -


Hosted by: PEI Chapter
FMI PEI Session on Enhancing Resource Management and Costing through Collaborative Planning
Location: Delta Hotels Prince Edward, 118 Queen Street, Charlottetown
08:15h - 12:00h

The Financial Management Institute, PEI Chapter, is pleased to present a Professional Development Session with a guest speaker on:

Enhancing Resource Management and Costing through Collaborative Planning

Featuring Mike Haley

President, Landmark Decisions Inc.


Mike Haley is the founder of Landmark Decisions Inc., a Canadian firm that provides worldwide "performance alignment" consulting, facilitation, training and implementation services to both public and private sector clients.  For more than 25 years, Landmark's focus has been to supply guidance advice on the development of both strategic and operational plans, business process models and performance indicators that help organizations improve their business decision-making capacity.




Wednesday February 20, 2019



Delta Hotels Prince Edward, Grafton St Charlottetown



8:15    Registration

8:30    Breakfast

9:00    Part I - Operational Planning and Costing Fundamentals

10:15  Break

10:45  Part II - Public Sector Case Studies on Enhanced Resource Management

11:45  Final remarks and Wrap-up

This Professional Development Session is equivalent to three (3) PD credits.

Cost $75

Payment options:
 Online (during registration) by credit card
 At the door by exact cash or cheque
 By invoice - Invoices can be printed from the on-line registration system at the time of registering.


Registration deadline is Friday February 15, 2019

Cancellation Policy: Substitutions welcome.


Thank you for your interest in fmi*igf PEI Chapter. All are welcome to attend.

Please share this message with colleagues and friends.


Please direct questions to Sally Ferguson at 902-368-4174 or Christina Jay at 902-940-1388.

Financial Management Institute - PEI Chapter

P.O. Box 3406, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 8W5

- FEB -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Current Trends in Accounting - February 21, 2019
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

At this unique, highly targeted one-day seminar, you can listen to an unmatchable team of financial experts from both the public and private sectors who will supply you with up-to-date information and expert guidance on the latest developments and best practices in accounting, internal controls and cyber security.

Participants will get an overview of key trends that will define the public sector accounting landscape going forward. As well, attendees will receive an update on the latest techniques to improve internal controls in the government sector. They will also hear from a cyber security expert who will share their insights on government security trends and the impact upon the accounting and financial reporting sector.

As always, our PD Day seminars promise to have thought provoking discussions and lively feedback between participants and speakers.

- FEB -


Hosted by: South-East New Brunswick Chapter
Presenting Financial Information to Non-Financial Managers
Location: St James Gate - Event Room, 14 Church street, Moncton
08:00h - 11:30h
The Financial Management Institute, South-East NB Chapter, is pleased to present a Professional Development Session with guest speakers on: 
Presenting Financial Information to Non-Financial Managers 
Heather Steeves, CPA CA
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, Crandall University 
Inspired Action: Maximizing your Time in Life and Work
Angela Harris
Founder of Work of Heart Creative 
When:           Wednesday February 27, 2019
Location:       St. James Gate - Event Room, 14 Church street, Moncton 
Schedule:      8:00  am Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:30  am Introduction of Keynote
Draw:           11:30 am – PSMW 2019 Draw 
Cost:            $50.00
Registration deadline is Monday February 25, 2019
If you haven’t done so already…  Receive an extra ticket for the PSMW draw by completing our survey before Friday February 22nd: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GP779KP
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- FEB -


Hosted by: Regina Chapter
Substance Abuse and the Workplace - A Saskatchewan Perspective - Breakfast Presentation
Location: Delta Hotel, Umbria Room, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina SK
08:30h - 10:00h


Breakfast Session

A  presentation by the FMI Regina Chapter


The FMI Regina Chapters invites you to join us to explore the ever more important issue of substance abuse in the workforce.   Our presenters are Jeff Bassendowski and Janice McDonald from the Government of Saskatchewan. 

The recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada forced many organizations to reconsider the impacts substance use has on the workforce and the workplace.  In a modern and complex labour environment, there are many considerations when looking at substance use and the workplace.  This discussion will walk through the development of the Government of Saskatchewan's policy on substance use, and will provide context and discussion on the Human Resource impacts of the policy.

About the Presenter - Jeff Bassendowski, Senior Advisor, Public Service Commission  

Jeff works in the Strategic Management Branch of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in the Government of Saskatchewan.  Jeff has worked at the PSC for the past three years as a Senior Advisor and is currently responsible for leading the development and modernization of Human Resource policy for government, providing guidance on the PSC's Strategic Plan, and supporting legislative changes in the organization.  Jeff gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in government's policy, planning and legislative processes during his ten-year career, and has been able to continue to develop his skills in a variety of positions in different ministries. When he is not at work, Jeff loves to spend time and travel with his wife, Brandi.  Jeff is also a passionate football and boxing fan and supports the New England Patriots.

About the Presenter - Janice MacDonald, Be At Work Program Manager, Public Service Commission

Janice is responsible for developing programs, practices and processes that support managers through proactive and effective medical accommodation.  Janice has been in this role and with the Government of Saskatchewan for just over two years.  Janice led the project overseeing the implementation of Government of Saskatchewan's Substance Use and Workplace Policy and tools and resources associated with the policy. 

 Prior to joining the Public Service Commission, Janice's history includes leadership in large financial institutions with extensive knowledge and experience in all lines of insurance benefits including Disability Management.  Twenty-five years of experience in both disability management and process re-engineering has led significantly to her recent success in the Public Service Commission.  Outside of work, Janice can be found on the golf course in the summer months, or experimenting in the culinary arts in the winter months.

 This presentation will be of great interest and relevance to managers and Human Resource personnel.   Please join us on Thursday, February 28th!


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

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

8:30 - 10:00 AM Workshop


For more informaiton


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- MAR -


Hosted by: Ontario Chapter
Public Service Resilience: Staying Successful in Times of Change
Location: Charbonnel Lounge (in Elmsley Hall), 81 St. Mary Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, and live webcast locations across Ontario
09:00h - 12:00h

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Financial Management Institute - Ontario Chapter

Professional Development Event 

Public Service Resilience: Staying Successful in Times of Change

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Downtown Toronto Venue:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration - 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Event - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Directions - Charbonnel Lounge is located by Museum TTC Subway Station. Take the north east exit and it will be approximately a 3-minute walk east through Victoria College. There is paid parking on St. Mary Street if required. Please refer to the guest map for more information.
Ticket Price:
FREE - there is no registration fee for this event, however, ticket cancellations must be submitted to fmiontario@fmi.ca by Feb. 28. Tickets are transferable to another participant for the same location up to Mar. 5 - please bring original ticket to event.
Webcast Locations:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Guelph (1 Stone Rd. West), Markham (3601 Hwy 7 East), Newmarket (17250 Yonge St.), North Bay (200 First Ave. West), North York (5700 Yonge St.), Orillia (777 Memorial Ave.), Oshawa (33 King St. West), Ottawa (1400 Blair Place), Peterborough (300 Water St.), Sault Ste. Marie (70 Foster Dr.), St. Catharines (301 St. Paul St.), Sudbury (159 Cedar St. North), Thunder Bay (435 James St. South), Toronto (175 Bloor St. E., 222 Jarvis St., 315 Front St. W., 400 University Ave., 720 Bay St., 777 Bay St., 80 Grosvenor St.), Walkerton (20 Ontario Rd.), Waterloo (139 Northfield Dr. West)

Webcast location details will be provided upon completion of event registration. 
Don't see a webcast for your work location? We can help you host a webcast at your office. First-time webcast hosts must be available for a 30-minute testing session on Thursday, February 21, 2019, between 9am-12pm. Other requirements may apply. Please contact fmiontario@fmi.ca for more information.

If registration is full for your preferred location and you would like to be waitlisted, please let us know by sending an email to fmiontario@fmi.ca.


9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Indira Ramdhan, FMI Ontario Chapter Vice President, Manager, Financial Management Resource Development, Treasury Board Secretariat
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice President, People and Communications, Corus Entertainment

All We Did Was ‘Change Everything’: The Story of Creating an Entertainment Empire
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Change Management Exercise
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Helen Ferreira-Walker, Chief Human Resources Officer, Metrolinx

Public Service Resilience
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Networking Break
11:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Lois Tullo, Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute
Back to the Future: 2007 to 2030 – Changing Implications and Management of Nonfinancial Risk
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Indira Ramdhan, FMI Ontario Chapter Vice President, Manager, Financial Management Resource Development, Treasury Board Secretariat

Closing Remarks

If you have any accessibility accommodation requests for this event, please contact fmiontario@fmi.ca so we may put in place the necessary provisions to support your learning.

- MAR -


Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
The Cyber Threat Landscape with Peter Morin, KPMG
Location: 1801 Hollis Street, 14th Floor, Halifax
09:00h - 12:00h

The fmi*igf Halifax Chapter's next event will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  The informative professional development session is entitled "The Cyber Threat Landscape presented by Peter Morin, Director in KPMG's Risk Consulting - Cyber Security (see Peter's bio below).  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

What does the cyber threat landscape mean to your organization?

Protecting business assets and reputation against the backdrop of an increasingly dangerous cyber threat landscape should be on everyone's radar.  We have seen destructive breaches at well-known institutions such as Yahoo, Uber, Target, Sony, Anthem and most recently Equifax which have shown us that no matter the brand, business, or size, no one is immune.

Key topics covered in this session:

  • Understand the current threat landscape-who, why and what are attackers targeting?
  • Discuss the key trends and drivers of cyber security-consumerization, emerging trends, and regulatory and compliance pressures.
  • Discuss some of the gaps that led to many well-known breaches and how to prepare your organization in the event of a breach.
  • Understanding your organization's top cyber security priorities while appropriately managing the impact to the business.


Please note the change of location below.

The morning learning session will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Halifax at 1801 Hollis Street, 14th Floor, in the Board Room (west side of the building).  Entrance to the building is on the corner of Hollis Street and Duke Street.  For parking downtown, street meters are limited and often difficult to find.  There are a number of parking options in the area with hourly and daily rates, including:

1.  Metro Park - Parking lot at 1554 Hollis Street

2.  Scotia Square Parkade at 5201 Albemarle Street

3.  Indigo Parking - Accessible off Lower Water Street either at the Casino, or the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

4.  Law Courts Parking - 1815 Upper Water Street


To help defray the cost of parking, the cost for this session is only $65 which includes a continental breakfast and entitles registrants to a complimentary annual membership with FMI National.  All sessions qualify for 3 verifiable CPD credits.


We will also be making our second draw for a $2,000 travel subsidy to attend FMI's PSMW conference in Vancouver on May 13-14, 2019.  If you are a public sector employee and interested in this draw, please e-mail Angela at halifax@fmi.ca.  Winner will have until March 31st to advise us if they can attend the event.

To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is March 1, 2019.

Membership with FMI provides reduced rates for professional development opportunities, on-line access to the FMI e-Journal, access to complimentary webinars and eligibility for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $2,000 to a national FMI learning event (either PD Week or PSMW).  Another benefit of membership is the Chapter's Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full time study at university or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca/chapters/halifax/scholarship/.

Looking forward to seeing you on March 6th!



Peter Morin is a Director in KPMG's Risk Consulting - Cyber Security practice.  He is a senior cyber security professional with over 20 years of experience focusing on information security risk management, cyber threat incident response, threat hunting, malware analysis, and computer forensics.  Peter has worked in senior positions for a number of organizations, including a national telecommunications and media company, Fortune 500 cloud-computing company, a recognized cyber security software company and a major US defense contractor.  Peter holds a number of designations including the CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT as well as a number of SANS GIAC certifications. Peter has presented at numerous events held by the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security, HTCIA, PMI, SANS, and ISACA.  Peter is also a frequent guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities throughout North America.


- MAY -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Project Management in the Public Sector – Lessons Learned
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

Are you interested in learning more about what it is to be a good project manager? If so, Project Management in the Public Sector is THE PD event you will not want to miss! The Day encompasses the following objectives:

1)    Project Management Fundamentals and Tools

2)    Relevant use of Project Lifecycles

3)    Challenges and Best Practices with Project Management Practice


This PD Day aims to provide those who are interested in project management with insight into current policies and best practices on how to better scope, plan, monitor, and report on time-limited project initiatives. The workshop will help participants understand how to use available guides and tools to assess the complexity and risks of departmental projects, and prioritize them based on available resources. Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and this workshop will show you just how success can be achieved!


This session is ideally suited for professionals involved in project management, program delivery, audit, financial management or strategies. This PD Day would also be of interest to those who are clients of the government, and private sector professionals who are involved with managing projects.

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- JUN -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Government Priorities of the Day - Budget 2019
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

The FMI Capital Chapter has had a fantastic year and we are going out with a bang! This is the PD Day you will not want to miss! 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. Dynamic senior leaders, from both inside and outside Government, will share their perspectives on the various government priorities by sector: Economic Policy Priorities; Social Policy Priorities; and Innovation as a top priority. The day will feature several exciting keynote speakers throughout the day.


This PD Day is ideally suited for those involved in delivering on these key priorities, new entrants to the public service, aspiring leaders, those involved in strategic policy, program delivery, financial management or strategies and federal budget submissions. The PD Day will also be of interest to those who are clients of these initiatives and those who wish to understand interactions between departments and central agencies, and the Federal Budget process.


Join the FMI-CC afterwards for a season closing ceremony and networking.  An event not to be missed.

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