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About Us

FMI Logos _E No Tag 250poxThe Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer association, founded in 1962. What started out as a small group of senior federal government accountants meeting around a lunch table to discuss issues of financial management and the role of financial advisors within government has grown to thousands of members, both within and outside the public sector, all working to improve the financial management of all levels of government across Canada.

Today the fmi*igf operates with 14 Chapters across Canada. The fmi*igf is directed by volunteer boards, both nationally and regionally, with the support of a national office staff in Ottawa. Through a variety of volunteer committees and working groups fmi*igf delivers an annual program of learning events, seminars, workshops and webinars to its members and non-members.

The fmi*igf delivers national programs through learning events, a professional journal and webinars covering high-level, universal themes with a focus on relevant and contemporary issues in financial management. Speakers with a broad range of professional knowledge and expertise come from federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as non-government organizations.

fmi*igf e-Journal

The fmi*igf Journal, which is published three times a year, is Canada's leading magazine for public-sector financial managers. It offers high-quality editorial information and commentary on a timely basis contributed by recognized experts from the world of public sector financial management. Access to their insights and experience is vital to public-sector professionals whose particular challenges are not normally addressed in academic programs.

fmi*igf Webinars

fmi*igf offers members and the public an exciting series of one-hour professional development Internet presentations called "Expand Your Horizons" featuring world class speakers on subjects of interest to public sector financial employees. These free-of-charge interactive webinars can be enjoyed in the comfort of home or office and participants avoid the inconvenience and cost of travel. For members of professional accounting bodies, these webinars provide for continuing professional development learning credits.

Professional Development Week

Some 3,500 financial professionals gather annually in the Ottawa/Gatineau area for a four-day PD Week learning event delivered by some of North America's financial management leaders and top motivational speakers. Panel discussions, speakers and exhibitors expose participants to a wide range of new ideas, products and services. Topics addressed include new financial management policies and practices, legislative evolution and technological innovations. PD Week provides participants with a one-stop learning experience thereby enabling the financial community to acquire the skills, training and experience required to meet the ever changing and increasing demands of public sector financial management.

Public Sector Management Workshop

Every year, a three-day professional development workshop is organized at a different fmi*igf chapter location, alternatively in eastern or western Canada. These sessions complement the national development program but emphasize local and regional themes with a hands-on approach. Experts in public sector management share innovations and identify challenges and issues in the financial management community. This venue also provides participants an excellent networking opportunity to share successes and best practices with colleagues from across the country.