Message from the fmi*igf President - November 2017
Past President's Farewell Message
What an incredibly eventful and
prodcutive year it has been for the Financial Management Institute
of Canada (fmi*igf).
through Canada's 150th birthday has made this even more special for
I am more than grateful to have been able to lead this
organization as it grows and expands its impact on the Canadian
To cap 2017, fmi*igf once again outdid itself with an incredible
PD Week. Each year gets bigger and better and this year was no
exception. The keynote speakers were fantastic, and the streams
were specifically designed to meet the needs of our community.
It is an event I am proud and honoured to have been a part
Prior to PD Week, the fmi*igf National Board met in Vancouver to
reconfirm the priorities of its strategic plan for the next year.
During that session, many accomplishments were identified. I would
like to take the opportunity to list some of those:
- Another successful PSMW, this year in Winnipeg.
- National Office welcomed Christopher Egan as its new Chief
Executive Officer after bidding adieu to Mathieu Langelier.
- The Governance Structure is now in its final stages of
implementation (it has been three-year process).
- The National Office created a micro-website for PD Week
- Continually building strong relations with CPA Canada, ACFO and
fmi*igf's partner to the South, the Association of Government
Accountants (AGA), as well as with many key senior executives in
government (both federal and provincial).
- The finishing touches on the e-course are nearly done. The
first module, on leadership, will expand fmi*igf's impact across
the public service (keep your eye out for it!).
- The Board Orientation and Chapter President Orientation
packages are now available to all Chapters and National Board
- Improvements to corporate reporting processes.
- The Chapter Advisory Committee has been working diligently on
Volunteer Engagement this year.
This is an organization that I have
been proud to serve as president. fmi*igf is supported by a vast
number of dedicated people, in Ottawa and across the country, who
volunteer their time to provide cost-effective professional
development to public servants. Everyone should be proud of
And finally, I need to acknowledge the
efforts of our National Office staff without whom we couldn't be
the organization we are.
Thanks to everyone for a very
Martha Okot Thomas, CPA CA