NOTE FROM CHAIRS

Welcome to InterAction!

As Chair and Vice Chair of this year’s Professional Development Week, and on behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are very proud to present to you the Financial Management Institute of Canada’s 2017 edition of its recognized learning event known to all as PD Week.

In this year's planning, we took into consideration your feedback from last year and we are confident that you will find this learning event extremely valuable. 

The new location, the Hilton Lac-Leamy, offers free parking and easy access. Our new five-day format features 18 informative and thought provoking sessions, 10 powerful Keynote Speakers, opportunities to participate in group and individual speed mentoring sessions hosted by current and former CFOs and CAEs, and endless opportunities to network with fellow professionals and our private sector supporters in a beautiful setting. 

By participating in PD Week, you will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and associates, ask questions to speakers using your cell phones, be challenged to think outside the box, strengthen your knowledge base, expand your horizons, and better prepare yourself for all aspects of your career.

Come and learn with us: It will be an unforgettable experience!

We look forward to seeing you at PD Week 2017.

Chair :
Sylvie Tanguay
Employment and Social Development Canada

Vice-Chair :
Gerry Matthews
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


Sylvie Tanguay
Sylvie began her career more than 20 years ago as the FORD recruit within Transport Canada, where she climbed the ranks while gaining experience in both accounting operations and financial management. In 2006, she joined the financial management advisors team from Public Works and Government Services Canada. Since 2015, she offers financial advice to several senior officials, ministers, deputy ministers within Employment and Social Development Canada. Sylvie has been a member of the FMI PD Week organizing committee for many years, and is currently acting as Chair for the 2017 edition.

Gerry Matthews
In 1980, Gerry graduated from university and entered the federal government as a junior financial analyst in the Department of Public Works. Through his 35 years working in the federal government (Receiver General of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, Consulting and Audit Canada, Government Consulting Services and other organizations), plus two years in the private sector, Gerry has proven his professionalism: as an analyst, a manager, a mentor, and someone who can easily be approached. In 2013, he joined TBS. For the past 24 years, he has been a member of the FMI PD Week organizing committee, and is currently acting as Co-Chair for the 2017 edition.