Capital Chapter History
Originally titled the "Federal Financial Officers' Institute",
the Financial Management Institute was created in 1962 as part of
the Ottawa Chapter of the Federal Institute of Management. The
mandate of the original founders, made up of public sector
accountants has not changed over our distinguished history, we (all
chapters) strive to ensure the integrity of the financial
profession by promoting and communicating best practices in
Capital Chapter's first
President, Patrick Nephin
The fmi members located in the Ottawa-Hull region belonged to
the National fmi organization until the creation of the Capital
Chapter in 1985. The Capital Chapter's first president was Patrick
The Chapter has built a strong reputation in our community by
supporting our public servants, by having informative professional
development days throughout the year. These days promote
networking, communication, best practices, and give our many
members an opportunity to connect with our community leaders.
Although the Chapter's membership base has had its ups and downs
over the years, the Capital Chapter is still the largest chapter of
the organization. In 2005, its membership represented approximately
40% of all fmi members in Canada!
In 2008, The Capital Chapter started a new tradition- a Social
Meet and Greet. This NO CHARGE event is intended to show the
Chapter's Board gratitude and appreciation to the members and
sponsors for their continued patronage and support.
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celebrated its 20th Anniversary on September 29th, 2005. Former
Capital Chapter Presidents: Claire Kennedy (1994-1995), Cherilyn
Montminy (2004-2005), Karen Robertson (2005-2006), William Pascal
(1986-1987), and Germain Tremblay (1996-1997).
After having provided her services to the Capital Chapter for
over 16 years, the Capital chapter's administrator, Gerry Leus,
moved to retirement. Gerry has seen the Capital Chapter move to an
online registration system, from the Ottawa Congress Centre to the
NAC and through constant changes in the financial management
community. Gerry's dedication to the FMI was recognized at the NAC
on May 27, 2009 by the Board of Directors and former presidents of
the Capital Chapter.
The most important factor of the fmi Capital chapter's success is
our volunteers, from those who write the programs that formulate
great professional days, to those who work as teams to deliver
these days, to those who market our events, to those who work to
ensure that we continue to operate in a cost effective capacity, to
those who support us, our Patrons/Sponsors and the private sector
We have so many people to thank, from the public sector leaders to
private sector partners, who continue to support us throughout our
history by lending their time and experience to be key speakers at
our PD Days.