Alberta Chapter History
The Alberta Chapter of fmi was formed in 1989. Each year, this
little chapter managed to organize events in Edmonton, as well as
in Calgary for a couple of years, often in partnership with the
Alberta Federal Council. Initially, the Chapter was mainly focused
on organizing events for federal government central agencies to
communicate to the departments in the region.
Alberta Chapter President; speaker Dave Tulloch, Saskatchewan
Environment; and, Suzanne Kyle, Alberta Chapter Past President.
In more recent years, the Chapter has broadened its program to
include topics of interest for other public and private sector
organizations. The membership demographics have also begun to
include members of all areas of public sector as well as private
In February 2006, the Chapter organized a Professional
Development Day for the first time in its history with 13 speakers,
12 events and over 100 participants. The excellent attendance for
this event prompted the Board to host two more PD days in the
Smiling faces of FMI
volunteers, Gisele Dansereau and Joyce Takeda-Berry, at the
Registration Desk of an Alberta Chapter event in 2006.
PSMW events, held each summer in a different location, are
planned years in advance. The PSMW event held in Edmonton in the
summer of 2011 began with a discussion at a Chapter Board meeting
in early 2006. The board members at the time submitted a bid to
host the event 5 years later. The successful bid launched the
planning for PSMW. It was an exciting three days of events in
Edmonton that year with many speakers from various fields. The
theme was i3: integrity, innovation and intelligence. There were
400 participants, the largest event in the history of the Alberta
PSMW 2011 - From left
to right: Dan Maloley, PSMW 2011 National Co-Chair; John G.
Williams, MP (1993-2008) Edmonton - St. Albert; Bruce Hirst, former
CFO Foreign Affairs and Internal Trade Canada; Lisa Miller, former
Deputy Minister, Alberta Health and Wellness; Todd Cain, Vice
President, Crown and Organization Governance, Institute on
Governance; and, Lucia Stachurski. PSMW 2011 Local Co-Chair.
As with all institutions, the Board and membership of the
Alberta Chapter has both waxed and waned over the years. The public
services initiatives have changed over the years resulting in a
variety of speakers and events. The Board membership has also
changed over the years each with its own energy and ideas for the
Chapter. It is the consistent and continued support of the Chapter
membership that keeps this little fmi Chapter in Alberta still
Visit the Edmonton Chapter's web pages for full details
on events and activities.