Upcoming National Events

- MAY -


PSMW 2019
Location: River Rock Resort, Richmond, BC
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

- APR -


Hosted by: Manitoba Chapter
Blockchain 101
Location: Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue
11:30h - 13:00h


Blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, what does it all mean? As the world of technology has massively changed over the last decade, emerging technologies are penetrating many industries as we know them today. The successful adoption of blockchain technology and the benefits it promises to deliver can help organizations build stronger trust and relationships with their consumers. In the public sector specifically, blockchain technology is a prime candidate for many multi-stakeholder use cases, ranging from land registry, voting, identity management, notarization, secure health data and many 'smart city' initiatives. However, the added transparency and complexity of adopting blockchain technology can drastically impact how organizations operate, and translates to an increase in risk and vulnerability that they may be exposed to.

In this session, we will dive into the core concepts of blockchain technology to explore and discuss how these technologies are transforming the way we work. This session will provide you with a view on the increasing challenges and risks that organizations should be ready to face, and practical steps that you can consider before investing in new technology in order to minimize and manage the risk of failure.


Presented by:

Omar Kapadia is a member of the PwC Emerging Technologies team. Over his career, Omar has worked in nearly all aspects of the IT industry, from end-user support to enterprise QA team, hands on development, to designing solution architectures; from controls and compliance monitoring to complete enterprise IT strategy development. Over the past few years, Omar’s focus has been on emerging technology consulting, with specific focus on blockchain use case development and robotic process automation. 


- MAY -


Hosted by: Victoria Chapter
2019 FMI/CPA Joint Professional Workshop
Registration is now closed. To added to the wait list for this event, please send an email to victoriachapter@fmi.ca.
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
07:30h - 04:00h

The Victoria chapters of the Chartered Professional Accountants and the Financial Management Institute invite you to the 19th annual Joint Professional Development Workshop.  This year’s lineup includes current topics and trends in the public sector including trade, money laundering, digital supercluster, cyber security, smart cities, cannabis, accounting (of course!), how to make the most of your pension and much more!

Advance registration is required for this workshop (closes May 15, 2019).

***To register, please visit https://www.fmi-igf.ca. ***

Event Details

LOCATION:                           Hotel Grand Pacific    463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC

TIME (Day 1 & 2):                

7:30 - 08:30 am           Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 - 12:15                 Morning Sessions (Nutrition break included)

12:15 - 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Sessions (Nutrition break included)

**Detailed Agenda to follow. 

Our Sponsors:


FULL SESSION (2 DAYS)                                         FEE:  $300                                         

DAY 1 ONLY (Wednesday, May 22, 2019)               FEE:  $185

DAY 2 ONLY (Thursday, May 23, 2019)                   FEE:  $185

Workshop Fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Nutrition Breaks and Social Event

**Please indicate any dietary restrictions in your registration profile.   


Please join us from 4:15 – 7:00 p.m on May 22nd for our Workshop social event, also located at the Hotel Grand Pacific.  No additional registration required!

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds can only be given for this even if an email requesting cancellation is sent to victoriachapter@fmi.ca prior to May 3, 2019.

For further information, please contact the Victoria FMI Chapter by email: victoriachapter@fmi.ca


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- 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: Halifax Chapter
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for Impactful Leadership Presence, AGM & Lunch - June 5, 2019
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 01:00h

Come and join your FMI colleagues on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for our last event of the 2018-19 season.  This informative professional development session is entitled "Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for Impactful Leadership Presence" with Mara Vizzutti, New Avenue Leadership.

While corporate life has always been demanding, the pressures to accomplish more with less has been exacerbated by many factors including: the expectation of instant communication via technology, global competition, economic downturns and baby boomers retiring in great numbers resulting in job gaps in many sectors.  These and other stressors have made leadership in the 21st century more taxing.

Many working professionals are operating with a ceaseless onslaught of priorities and fires to put out.  Meanwhile the development of other skills related to more effectively managing their relationships with themselves and others can be overlooked.

As a result, the attributes of emotional intelligence (how leaders manage their relationship with themselves, their colleagues and how other experience them) can fall to the wayside in the rush to meet deadlines.  Leadership presence can be undermined. 

In this hands-on practical workshop we will work with:

  • Defining Leadership Presence and Emotional Intelligence,
  • Assessing our strengths and opportunities to grow on our own EI,
  • The 5 components of Emotional Intelligence at work and the behaviors that inform them.

When leaders develop their own inner capacities and support their direct reports to do the same, a more positive, trustworthy culture can be generated in the workplace.  This positive culture is grounded in a series of respectful, authentic conversations that set the stage for the ongoing growth and development of all employees regardless of role or position.


Time:  Registration:  8:30 a.m.  Learning Session:  9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  AGM & Lunch:  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth, NS

Cost:  $75.00


To register for this event go to www.fmi-igf.ca.  Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline for registration is May 31, 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 June 5th!



Mara Vizzutti, MA is a seasoned facilitator and certified executive coach.  She has been working in the field of leadership development since 1996.  Over the years, Mara has facilitated high caliber trainings to audiences of senior executives, supervisors and front-line employees in diverse industries.  During the course of her career, she has completed numerous trainings, and holds certifications in many leadership development programs.  She holds a Master's degree in Organizational Development and Leadership.

Mara's areas of expertise include:  executive coaching, strengthening the capacity and the emotional intelligence of leaders, and supporting the installment of feedback friendly coaching cultures within organizations.

Mara is passionate about supporting professionals to better lead themselves and others.  When she is not working, she likes to play in the outdoors by hiking, biking, running and swimming.  She also enjoys painting pictures, hooking rugs, meditation practices and creating travel adventures in other parts of the world!

Website:  www.newavenueleadership.ca

Office:  902-477-2535

E-mail:  mara@newavenue.ca



- 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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