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e-Journal October 2017


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PD WEEK 2017
November 20 - 24
Hilton Lac-Leamy

Keynote Speakers include:

Broadcaster, Author, Scientist, Environmentalist

Comptroller General of the
United States

Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder
of the WE Movement

PD Week

Industry Roundup


The Trudeau government, right at the midpoint of its mandate, will map out its financial path this week and announce new measures as it enters the two-year stretch toward the next election. The fall update will also reveal Tuesday what the Liberals plan to do with an unexpected windfall that experts predict..  Read more

With no change in interest rates expected when the Bank of Canada announces its latest decision this morning, economists and markets will be eyeing the latest update on the central bank's outlook for the economy for hints on future hikes.    Read more

Not everyone wants to own a home these days, Evan Siddall concedes - not even his own millennial-age son. For the head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., that's really saying something.  Read more

New census data reveals one-fifth of Canadians are immigrants
Increasingly, the face of the average Canadian is anything but average. There was plenty of diversity on display in Wednesday's deposit of Statistics Canada census data, including 250 different ethnic origins across the country, and hints ...  Read more

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June 4 - 5, 2018

Hôtel Le Concorde

Québec City

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October 27, 2017

Feature Articles

Trumponomics and Trade: The
Future of NAFTA
Susy Abbondi

Nafta _11  Needless to say, both Canada and Mexico are important trading partners for America after nearly a quarter century of the North American continent's three economies being tied together via NAFTA.    Read more

The Role of the Financial Management Advisor in the Canadian Public Service
Jonathan Hood

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Financial Management Advisors (FMAs) are financial professionals who provide independent strategic advice both for their branch clientele and projects and investments in the Government of Canada.   Read more

The Palliative Care Risk
Dylan McGuinty Jr.

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Palliative care helps people live until a natural end, addressing their physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs. Yet only 16%-30% of Canadians reportedly die with access to or receive palliative care and end-of-life care services.  Read more

Chapter News From

St. John's
The FMI St. John's Chapter has been busy preparing for the new year. Its first session will be on October 31st and will be presented by well-known criminal lawyer Mark Gruchy.  Read more
On October 4th, the new year started with a professional development session "Mental Health Self Care - What Can I Do?" with Patricia Doiron, Retired Special Projects Coordinator, Workplace Mental Wellness Initiatives at Veterans Affairs.   Read more
The FMI Halifax Chapter started the 2017-2018 season on October 4th with a learning session on Mental Health in the Workplace led by Michelle Greencorn, CMHA NS Education & Training Lead, Canadian Mental Health Assoc...   Read more
South-East New Brunswick
On September 20th, the SENB Chapter was pleased to co-organize a professional development day named the Atlantic Tune Up 2017, hosted by the Association of Canadian Financial Officers.   Read more
On July 19, 2017 the fmi*igf Fredericton Chapter hosted a breakfast event featuring its honoured guest speaker, David Whelbourn of CyberNB. The province of New Brunswick launched CyberNB in May 2016 as a special operating agency of Opportunities New Brunswick.   Read more
During its Annual General Meeting on September 20th, IGF-Québec was pleased to officially launch its 2017-2018 program before an audience ready to embark on a new season of professional development training!  Read more
A word from the President, Élisabeth Silva
On behalf of the Board of IGF-Montréal and myself, I would like to invite you to learn more about and participate in our 2017-2018 program. The theme this year is "Management."  
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With the arrival of the fall season comes the launch of the 2017-2018 FMI-Capital Chapter (FMI-CC) Program Year. Equipped with an amazing line-up of speakers and workshops, the FMI-CC is excited to introduce its 2017-2018 Professional Development Days...   Read more
After a busy year preparing for PSMW 2017, the Manitoba Chapter is eager and excited to get back to the regular business of planning for its luncheon events and managing Chapter business. For some Board members, there was little summer break, moving from the PSMW planning committee to reviewing and updating Chapter by-laws...   Read more
On August 30th, FMI Regina ended the summer break with a planning meeting for the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting for the Regina Chapter was held on September 28th. The nine-member Board of Directors for 2017-2018...   Read more
The FMI Edmonton Chapter program for 2017-2018 is in full swing. On September 19th, Randy Shuttleworth took a near capacity crowd to the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Randy is instructing trading post volunteers: Adam Maciejewski, Hans Lung, Ruth Schneidmiller and Ramola Goguen...    Read more
This past August, the Vancouver Chapter distributed a survey to its mailing list, seeking input on how to make its learning events more appealing to the public sector financial community. The response rate was approximately 30%, and the feedback provided will influence future...    Read more
In July, the province of BC introduced a new NDP government. There have been some changes to Ministry organizations and its leadership, as well as new direction from Cabinet. To align with these changes, on September 20th, the Victoria Chapter offered an event on "Leadership in the Public Service".   Read more
News From National Office 2
The fmi*igf National Office and the PD Week 2017 Organizing Committee are moving full steam ahead in finalizing the PD Week 2017 program and activities. This year's program is outstanding. With 10 keynote speakers, 17 streams, plus Speed Mentoring, fmi*igf's premier flagship event delivers.  Read more