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Calendar of Events



Affordable | Convenient | Valuable

The passport offers various benefits:

  • Admission to all FMI-CC events over the year
  • The passport is transferable to any employee within a Directorate/working group (you decide who to send to which session)
  • Cost includes free FMI-CC membership
  • One afternoon visit to Parliament Question Period

COST:   $440 each or $405 each with a group of four (4) or more

(Cost includes free FMI-CC membership!) 


Upcoming PD Days 2019 - 2020  •  8:00am - 4:00pm
Ottawa Sheraton - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON

October 24, 2019

Technical Skills Update

February 27, 2020

Soft Skills
Change Management

May 7, 2020

Internal Controls
Internal Auditing

May 28, 2020

How to: Briefing, Interviewing, Networking, People Management
Career Planning - FI Community Development - FI to CFO Path

June 11, 2020

Government Priorities of the Day
Change Management



Project Management in the Public Sector - Lessons Learned

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Location:  Ottawa Sheraton - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON

Thursday • May 30th, 2019

Are you interested in learning more about what it is to be a good project manager? If so, Project Management in the Public Sector is THE PD event you will not want to miss! The Day encompasses the following objectives:

1.  Lessons Learned in Project Management

2.  Ethics in Project Management

3.  Challenges and Best Practices with Project Management Practice

This PD Day aims to provide those who are interested in project management with insight into current policies and best practices on how to better scope, plan, monitor, and report on time-limited project initiatives. Speakers will address ethics in project management and oversight as well as lessons learned throughout their experience in managing projects.  The workshop will help participants understand how to use available guides and tools to assess the complexity and risks of departmental projects, and prioritize them based on available resources. Successful projects don't just happen - every project needs a manager and this workshop will show you just how success can be achieved!

This session is ideally suited for professionals involved in project management, program delivery, audit, financial management or strategies. This PD Day would also be of interest to those who are clients of the government, and private sector professionals who are involved with managing projects


Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Stéphane Cyr, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Hélène Paquette, Executive Director, Acquired Services and Assets, Office of the Comptroller General

Robert Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Tony Matson, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Correctional Services Canada

Christine Walker,  Assistant Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada


Project Management Institute - Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter

Presenters:  Jennifer Read, President and Peter Grieve, Director, Education (Programs)



Government Priorities of the Day - Budget 2019

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Location:  Ottawa Sheraton - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON

Thursday • June 13th, 2019

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 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.


George Darouze, Deputy Mayor, City of Ottawa

Alison McDermott,  Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch, Department of Finance

Carol Najm, Chief Financial Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Julie Charron,  Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance), Department of National Defence

Paul Thoppil, Chief Financial Officer, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Leslie-Anne Keown, Ph.D., Research Director, Correctional Service Canada (moderator)

Ginette Clarke,  Director, Institutional and Community Mental Health, Correctional Service of Canada

Guy Morrissette, Director General, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch, Health Canada

Dr. Monika Slovinec D'Angelo,  M.Ed., Ph.D., Director, Health, The Conference Board of Canada



Current Trends in Accounting

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Location:  Ottawa Sheraton - 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON

Thursday • February 21st, 2019 

At this unique, highly targeted one-day seminar, you can listen to an unmatchable team of financial experts from both the public and private sectors who will supply you with up-to-date information and expert guidance on the latest developments and best practices in accounting, internal controls and cyber security.

Participants will get an overview of key trends that will define the public sector accounting landscape going forward. As well, attendees will receive an update on the latest techniques to improve internal controls in the government sector. They will also hear from a cyber security expert who will share their insights on government security trends and the impact upon the accounting and financial reporting sector.

As always, our PD Day seminars promise to have thought provoking discussions and lively feedback between participants and speakers. 

Keynote Speaker:

Diane Peressini,  Executive Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Office of the Comptroller General

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Kateri Khoury,  Senior Policy Analyst, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Office of the Comptroller General

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Clarissa Ahnert, Manager, PwC Ottawa Risk Assurance Services Practice
Tim McCormick,
 Director, PwC Ottawa Risk Assurance Services Practice

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Internal Controls and Monitoring have progressed from testing samples to leveraging data analytics and performing reviews over 100% of transactions. This allows organizations to focus time and efforts on more value added activities in emerging focus areas or deeper dives into known issues. This presentation will outline current and new focus areas as well as innovative approaches to monitoring leveraging technology.


Eugene Ng, CISSP, PCI QSA, BCOMM, Partner, Cyber Security, MNP

Cyber Security


Panel mederated by Adam Ali, MBA, PMP, Partner, MNP:

Hassan Qureshi, CPA, CMA, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, P.ENG, CGEIT, TOGAF, PbDPartner, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP Eastern Canada AI Lead
John Craig, Director, Solutions Delivery, MindBridge Ai
Arun Thangaraj,  Assistant Deputy Minister and CFO, Global Affairs Canada

Panel Discussion: Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence




Leadership Day

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Location: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON

Thursday • January 24th, 2019

Join the FMI-CC for an exciting day focused on Leadership!  In collaboration with the OCG, APEX and others, we will take you through the key competencies needed to lead into the future as well as practical experience exercises and tools to take back to your workplace.  This initiative is a first in the FMI-CC professional development portfolio and is at the request of the OCG and leadership partners.  You won't want to miss this engaging and interactive session which will address the challenges and opportunities of leadership in the public service!

This day will be of interest to executives and all levels including EX minus 1. It will also offer insights for those wishing to join the executive ranks.


Keynote Speakers:

Roch HuppéComptroller General of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 

Michel VermetteChief Executive Officer, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada

A Conversation on the Leadership Skills of the Future


CFO Panel Moderated by Mike Hawkes, Retired CFO Government of Canada:

Kami RamcharanCFO Canada Revenue Agency

Jen O'DonoughueCFO Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Mark PerlmanCFO Employment and Social Development Canada

Leadership: What it Takes to be a Leader - Experiences, Tips, and Lessons Learned 


Dominique DenneryCA Certified Management Consultant

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Do you wonder if you have what it takes to adapt and thrive in times of rapid change?  Are you concerned about the changes to your profession and their impact on your career?  This interactive workshop, led by an experienced coach and change leadership specialist, provides an opportunity to explore these and other important questions with your peers.  Drawing on the work of Ronald Heifetz, William Bridges and others, this workshop will offer you practical strategies and tools for developing adaptive change capacity, so that you can build resilience and successfully lead yourself and others through change.

What is VUCA?

Adaptive Change Leadership Framework:


Jamie Tibbetts, Retired CFO, Health Canada 

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General Discussion, Question and Answer Period