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Upcoming Chapter Events

- FEB -


Hosted by: Vancouver Chapter
The Work of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) and Recent Findings
Location: Library Square 212-300 W. Georgia Street
08:00h - 10:30h

FMI Vancouver Chapter

Professional Development Event


Date:   Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8:00 to 10:00 am



Library Square

212 – 300 W. Georgia Street  


Speaker & Topic:

Gordon Ruth FCPA, FCGA

Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG)


The Work of the AGLG and Recent Findings




8:00  Registration, Refreshments & Networking

8:30 The Office of the AGLG

9:30  Stretch Break & Networking

9:45 Questions

10:00 Conclusion

Cost: $25

$20 for group purchases (minimum 5)

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- FEB -


Hosted by: Manitoba Chapter
Risk Management - a comprehensive approach to recognizing and minimizing risk in organizations
Location: Radisson Hotel - 288 Portage Ave. & Smith
11:30h - 13:00h


​​Risk management involves identifying and understanding risks. For corporations, a risk is the possibility of a loss or other adverse event that has the potential to interfere with the organization’s operational, reputational and financial ability. A risk management plan includes strategies and techniques for recognizing and managing risks.

Join us and enjoy a presentation highlighting Chris’s 15+ years working in Risk for the IKEA Group, including his own experiences in Safety, Security, and the risks he has faced!



Chris’s journey started at Robertson Career College where he took the Police & Investigations Course. In this course he studied Civil/Criminal/Tort Law & Investigations.

In 1996, Chris was hired by Loss Prevention Group as a floor walker, where he was quickly promoted to the branch manager of the Edmonton location. While in Edmonton he worked in a number of retail outlets, partnering with internal auditors and accountants to complete investigations. During this time, Chris also started to educate himself on security systems, as he was now a salesman!

In 1998, Chris was hired by IKEA to work in the Edmonton store. While at IKEA, he learned to work with a different philosophy. The IKEA Group works with both Safety and Security, to cover all areas of Loss that may occur in their business. 

During his time in Edmonton, Chris worked on National projects for IKEA’s security systems, completing designs and in-store set-up. He designed fire safety plans, and worked alongside Occupational Health & Safety, to ensure IKEA’s compliance in Alberta.

Chris acted as the legal representative for IKEA in all areas of civil litigation within Alberta; he volunteered on the Review Board of Alberta Justice when the new security licensing system was designed; and he worked as National auditor for the IKEA Group’s safety and security program.

In 2012, Chris moved back home to Winnipeg to support IKEA’s new Winnipeg location.

Chris’s experience includes:

  • -      Internal and External Investigations
  • -      CCTV System Sales and Design and Installation
  • -      Covert Investigations
  • -      Training on practical applications of Interviewing and Interrogation
  • -      Study in the art of Body Language
  • -      Card Access System Design and Installation
  • -      Burglar Alarm System Design and Installation
  • -      Security Network System Design and Installation
  • -      Security Systems Integration
  • -      Floor Walking Techniques & Mystery Shopping
  • -      Fire Safety, Life Safety, Auditing, Training, and Liability

- MAR -


Hosted by: Victoria Chapter
Victoria Chapter - Breakfast PD Event: The Future of Finance
Location: Parkside Hotel & Spa, 810 Humboldt Street
08:15h - 11:00h

Please join us on Thursday, March 2nd for our breakfast PD event, "The Future of Finance".  

We’ve all heard about BitCoin its potential as both a disruptor and an innovator in the financial industry. BitCoin is just one of many initiatives shaking up Financial Technology, also known as Fin Tech, one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the IT industry.  Fin Tech focuses on using technology and innovation to transform the financial industry including how it operates, provides services and especially how it handles payments.  Many startups are having success in this space displacing the large companies who have dominated financial services for decades. Please join our Presenter and panelists as we discuss how Fin Tech is changing the landscape of the finance industry and the impact on standard business functions such as the processing of payments.


8:15 - 9:00       Registration and hot Breakfast 

9:00 - 10:00     Keynote Speaker - Chris Kiode, Senior Advisor, BeanStream (Bambora)

10:00 - 11:00   Panel Discussion Feauring:

  • Kevin MacMillen, Executive Director, BC Government Provincial Treasury
  • Nancy McNeill, SVP Operations and Business Process Design, Coast Capital Savings
  • Aashish Jain, Senior Manager, Digital Integration Technology, Deloitte


Chris Kiode, Senior Advisor, BeanStream (Bambora)

Chris Koide is Senior Advisor and VP of Financial Services for Beanstream, a Bambora Company which offers industry leading payment processing solutions. With over thirty years of payments experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the industry. Chris is a co-founder of Beanstream, is passionate about all things FinTech and helps businesses reach their full potential through powerful payment solutions.

Kevin MacMillen, Executive Director, Banking and Cash Management Branch, BC Government Provincial Treasury

Kevin MacMillen’s career in Banking began in Edmonton in 1986 with Canadian Western Bank, after his graduation from the University of Alberta. His experience with that organization includes stints in retail banking, heavy equipment financing, marketing, general commercial banking and real estate financing. Prior to his departure from the industry in 2008 he was Assistant Vice President with responsibility of a large commercial branch in Edmonton.  
Kevin transitioned his career into private business for two years before joining the Province of Alberta in their Treasury Board and Finance ministry as Director of Banking. In that role he worked on numerous projects and initiatives aimed at modernizing government revenue and payment processes. In 2015 Kevin and his family pulled up stakes in Edmonton and moved to Victoria to join the Province of BC. As Executive Director of Banking and Cash Management with the Ministry of Finance, Kevin has overall responsibility to deliver banking, payment and working capital management for the Province.

Nancy McNeill, SVP Operations and Business Process Design at Coast Capital Savings

Nancy McNeill is a Senior Vice President who identifies corporate efficiencies and ensures operational guidelines are met within Coast Capital Savings. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Nancy is a member of the National Canadian ATM Exchange Network Board, the Cooperative Electronic Development Board, the Provincial Governance Committee, and an alternate member of the Interac Board. She serves on numerous advisory groups for Central 1 Credit Union

Aashish Jain, Senior Manager, Digital Integration Technology, Deloitte 

Aashish Jain is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Digital Integration Technology practice with a focus on the Financial Services industry.  Aashish has over 13 years of experience delivering large, complex financial solutions across multiple lines of business.  In his current role, Aashish helps financial services organizations better meet their customer expectations by applying Fintech innovations and practices. This includes the optimization of operational efficiencies and the simplification of regulatory burdens. Aashish work with modern technologies such as Analytics, Big Data and Robot Process Automation to solve problems like the Single Customer View challengeor to simplify back office processes.

Aashish holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

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- MAR -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Celebrating our Legacy: Profiling our Stories A morning with Public Service Female Executives
Location: Association of the Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada, 75 Albert Street - room 400, Ottawa, Ontario
07:30h - 09:00h

Free Event

Early Morning Event - Brown Bag Breakfast.  Coffee and tea will be served.

Stay tuned for additional details. 

- MAY -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Enterprise Management Transformation: Understanding the new era of leveraging internal control
Location: Crowne Plaza Gatineau, 2 rue Montcalm, Gatineau
08:00h - 16:00h

Building on last year's successful theme, Integration and horizontal collaboration between enterprise-level systems, processes and people is a continuing focus. These are core elements that drive enterprise management transformation, of which financial management is a part. This PD Day will explore new directions emanating from Enterprise Management Transformation, the emerging requirements in financial, HR and procurement systems, and how risk-based internal controls have become a key success indicator.

This PD Day will highlight how the management of big data (financial, policy, HR etc.) is becoming increasingly important to this transformation. We will hear the challenges in providing assurance (for accuracy, reliability, accessibility and timeliness) in a standardized way. Participants to this PD Day will have the opportunity to learn how departmental maturity in implementing a number of TB policies, including the Policy on Internal Control, directly relates to their transformation results. The direction and leadership emanating from central agencies on continual enhancement through the establishment of common data elements, common business processes, and move to common configuration and how they work with other enabling sectors, such as IT, HR, will be featured. We will hear from departments on their successes and challenges to meet the rapidly changing requirements.

This PD Day will be of interest to those who are currently involved in Internal Control, Financial Systems, Audit and those who provide Advisory Services, as well as to those who are clients of these functions, and those who wish to hone their skills in this area. Join us for this very interactive professional development day!

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- JUN -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Financial Management Supporting the Government's Agenda - How it all Works
Location: Crowne Plaza Gatineau, 2 rue Montcalm, Gatineau
08:00h - 16:00h

To close the FMI-Capital Chapter's programming season, we will hear about how a current theme of the Government of Canada's agenda, a winter/spring budget announcement or new initiative is played out. We will examine the roles and responsibilities of departments, the Prime Minister's office / Privy Council Office, Department of Finance and the Treasury Board Secretariat as the theme is worked out. The exact theme will be chosen closer to the day.

The day will focus on developing the government's agenda through the Speech from the Throne and the Federal Budget and on translating government priorities into action through Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions. The parliamentary process will be touched upon. The day will also include the requirements of Departments and particular those of Chief Financial Officers and ADMs of Corporate Services Branches to manage this process and the challenges and opportunities faced by them in their operations to align to the emerging requirements.  Participants will learn the key steps in the financial process, from funding initiation to public reporting, the financial roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of key stakeholders in the government's departments and agencies.

Looking forward to seeing you at this informative event you cannot miss! This PD Day will be of interest to those who are new entrants to the public service (and are aspiring to be young leaders), those currently are involved in strategic policy, budget submissions, or financial strategies; those who are clients of these functions, and those who wish to hone their understanding of interactions between departments and central agencies.  

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