Upcoming National Events

- JUN -


PSMW 2018
Location: Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
08:00h - 17:00h

fmi*igf is excited to announce that this year's PSMW (Public Sector Management Workshop) will be hosted in  beautiful Québec City on June 4 and 5, 2018. 

We’ve been working hard to build an outstanding event, bringing together today’s leading experts and thought-leaders for an exciting and thought-provoking two days.

Participants will also have an opportunity to network with fellow members of the financial management community from all three levels of government… an opportunity to share best practices in the workplace.

Stay tuned for program updates, speaker announcements and important attendee details in the coming months. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Dany Roy & Suzanne Chiricota
PSMW 2018 Co-Chairs

For all the details about the sessions, please visit the PSMW 2018 section of our website www.fmi.ca.

Upcoming Chapter Events

- MAY -


Hosted by: Vancouver Chapter
Ethics and Diversity / Communicating for Impact
Location: UBC Robson Square
08:00h - 12:00h

FMI Vancouver Chapter

Professional Development Event


Date & Time:   Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm



UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street  

Vancouver, BC




Speakers & Topics:

Martha Okot Thomas, CPA CA

Ethics and Diversity

Everyday we face ethical decisions in our work lives and our home lives. 

As a country that values diversity, ethical decisions can be more complicated.In a world of increasing polarization, these decisions become more important. This discussion will introduce some of the broader concepts of ethics and diversity while asking some provocative questions. There will also be more practical exercises to give the participants some tools to help them navigate through ethical issues

Darren Frew

Communicating for Impact




8:00  Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 Ethics and Diversity

9:30  Stretch Break

9:35 Ethics and Diversity (cont’d)

10:00 Conclusion; Networking

10:15 Communicating for Impact

11:15 Stretch Break

11:20 Communicating for Impact (cont’d)

12:00 Conclusion


Cost: $50,

Seating for this event is limited

Please register at: https://www.fmi-igf.ca/

If you were invoiced for any of the most recent PD events, or FMI PD Week in NCR, you may already have an account set up. If not, it's easy to do.


For catering purposes, your response is requested by May 7, 2018.

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- MAY -


Hosted by: Victoria Chapter
CPABC-FMI Workshop Reception - sponsored by MNP
Location: The Guild Freehouse, 1250 Wharf Street, Victoria
04:30h - 07:00h

The Big (Wine and) Cheese Networking Reception - sponsored by MNP

Please join us from 4:30-7:00 PM on May 15th for the Workshop’s Networking Reception at The Guild.  Unwind with your fellow conference delegates at the historic Guild Freehouse, where a fun wine tasting with matching cheese and cured meat await. You'll also have a chance to win a BC Wine Gift Basket with MNP's Big Cheese Challenge! The cost to attend is $5 to attend and all proceeds will be donated to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.Please register at https://www.fmi-igf.ca.

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Online registration open until Monday, May 14, 2018.         


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- MAY -


Hosted by: Victoria Chapter
CPABC-FMI Joint Professional Development Workshop - May 15 & 16, 2018
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
08:00h - 04:00h

The Victoria chapters of the Chartered Professional Accountants and the Financial Management Institute invite you to the 18th annual Joint Professional Development Workshop.  This year’s theme is Hot Topics and Trends in the Public Sector.  Topics for presentation and discussion include fiscal planning, debt management, fraud and risk management, financial management, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in finance and much more! Plus sessions on diversity, ethics and finance career paths in the BC Public Sector along with everyone’s favorite, accounting update!!


Advance registration is required for this workshop (closes May 11, 2018).

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

Event Details

LOCATION:                Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC
TIME (Day 1 & 2):
8:00 - 08:30 am                Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 - Noon                       Morning Sessions (Nutrition break included)
Noon - 1:00 pm                 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm                  Afternoon Sessions (Nutrition break included)


**Detailed Agenda to follow. 

Sponsored by:  

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FULL SESSION (2 DAYS)                              FEE:  $295                                   
DAY 1 ONLY (Tuesday, May 15, 2018)   FEE:  $185
DAY 2 ONLY (Wednesday, May 16, 2018)       FEE:  $185


Workshop Fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Nutrition Breaks

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

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds can only be given for this even if an email requesting cancellation is sent to victoriachapter@fmi.ca prior to May 11, 2018.


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


Also, please join us from 4:30-7:00 PM on May 15th for the Workshop’s Networking Social Event at the Guild.  $5 to attend and all proceeds will be donated to the Mustard Seed Food Bank; includes appetizers and one drink ticket per person. Please register at https://www.fmi-igf.ca.

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- MAY -


Hosted by: Halifax Chapter
Using Data Analytics to Identify and Assess Fraud Risk, AGM and Lunch - May 23, 2018
Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street, Dartmouth
09:00h - 01:00h


The FMI Maritime Chapters will host four ½-day sessions on the use of data analytics to identify and assess fraud risk and test key controls.  During these sessions, Dave Coderre, President of CAATS, will look at how data analysis can support and inform these activities.  The course includes theory and group exercises (accounts payable and payroll) and more than 60 fraud-related analytical tests you can perform.  At the end of the course participants will:

  1. Be able to link objectives, fraud risks and controls
  2. Be able to apply approaches and tools to better use data analysis for continuous monitoring and the assessment and management of fraud risk
  3. Know the key steps to identifying and assessing red flags of fraud
  4. Understand how to identify the required data and the necessary analytics
  5. Know more than 60 analytical test you can run to assess fraud risk

Note: the course will use ACL and SAP data for all demos; however the tools and techniques are applicable to all analytics software and financial systems.             

Join your FMI colleagues on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for our last event of the 2017-18 season. The session will be followed by the annual closing luncheon and Chapter AGM.


Time:         Registration:  8:30 a.m.  Workshop:  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 http://www.fmi-igf.ca.  Deadline for registration is Friday, May 18, 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd!


David Coderre

President CAATS



David Coderre is the President, Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques and Solutions (CAATS).  With over 30 years of internal audit experience he has led numerous audits of IT, operations and financial nature.  He is an expert in the development and use data analytics for fraud risk assessment, testing of internal controls, and continuous monitoring. 

Dave is the author of four books on data analytics: Data Analysis for Internal Controls, Fraud Detection, Monitoring and Audit (2017); Computer-Aided Fraud Prevention and Detection: A Step by Step Guide (2009); Fraud Analysis Techniques Using ACL (2009); and Internal Audit: Efficiency through Automation (2008).  He is also the author of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Technology Audit Guide – Continuous Auditing: Implications for Assurance, Monitoring and Risk Assessment; and contributed to the data analytics portions of the COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide (2016).

Mr. Coderre contributes to various professional journals; and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. 


- MAY -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Project Management 101
Location: Ottawa Sheraton (150 Albert St.)
08:00h - 16:00h

In collaboration with Project Management Institute, the FMI-CC is pleased to present an in-depth day on project management in the public sector.  We will begin the day with a strategic overview of key project management elements and the direction of project management capacity in the public sector.  The afternoon will focus on case studies allowing you to have an opportunity to apply project management fundamentals and tools.


Join us for an engaging day focusing on project management in the public sector!

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- JUN -


Hosted by: Capital Chapter
Government Priorities of the Day - Budget 2018
Location: Sheraton - 150 Albert St. Ottawa
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/Experimentation 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.

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