fmi*igf 50th Anniversary
The Financial Management Institute of Canada
(fmi*igf) celebrates its 50th anniversary during its 2012-2013
fiscal year. The 50th Anniversary Committee is comprised of
fmi*igf members who have been diligently collaborating to develop a
plan of activities and initiatives to mark and celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the fmi*igf organization. We are proud of half
a century of sharing best practices and striving for excellence in
public sector financial management. Hundreds of dedicated
individuals across the country have contributed their time and
energy to make fmi*igf what it is today.
fmi*igf's 50th Anniversary year of
celebrations was kicked-off at Public Sector Management Workshop
(PSMW 2012) in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Autumn 2012
issue of the fmi*igf Journal was transformed into the 50th
anniversary commemorative issue. This issue takes us down
memory lane with a history at a glance segment which highlights the
major milestones of fmi*igf's existence as well as the history of
its Chapters. Articles on the finance officers' community,
e-payments and financial systems from the 1970's and 1990's have
been republished with new updated articles representing the
evolution of these subject matters over the last 20 to 35 years. We
could not celebrate the last 50 years of fmi*igf without
reminiscing about its two annual flagship events: PD Week and the
PSMW. Many pictures taken during these events as well as
Chapter events may hopefully bring back fond memories.
Celebrations continued during PD
Week 2012 in Ottawa. Thursday, November 29th, dubbed FMI Day,
was dedicated as a tribute fmi*igf's 50th anniversary with a
fanfare of special activities. Commemorative 50th anniversaries
activities are taking place at all fourteen Chapters of fmi*igf
across the country.
Special celebrations will continue
until June 2013, wrapping up at PSMW 2013 in Toronto, June 2nd -
During the past fifty years, the
volunteer members behind the Financial Management Institute have
been recognized as leaders in the domain of financial management.
Whether leading wide-scale public sector change initiatives or
providing financial advice for public sector programs, its members
have worked selflessly and tirelessly towards financial management
excellence, undaunted by the work or challenges encountered.
Congratulations for your dedication and your significant
achievements throughout the past fifty years! Continued
success during the next fifty years!
Jean L. Laporte, FCMA
and Sarah Labelle - Special Co-Directors, fmi*igf 50th Anniversary
fmi*igf 50th Anniversary Committee