Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI)


Welcome to the Canadian component of the GFOA Web site. Thank you for your interest in reviewing the content that has been developed to date.  Please bookmark this Web page and visit it on a regular basis.  In addition to the content that is currently available, members of the Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI) and GFOA staff are preparing and adding new information on an ongoing basis.  As with other components of the GFOA Web site, the Canadian Web pages are intended to provide information that can be utilized to provide professional development and training opportunities for Canadian municipal finance officials. In particular, please review the Recommended Practices that have been developed from a Canadian perspective. Thanks once again for your interest. Please come and visit again. 


Best Practices and Advisories      French


Mission Statement


Canadian Finance Matters (GFOA's Canadian Newsletter)

Most recent Canadian Newsletter: Winter 2013/2014

All Canadian Newsletters


2013 Annual Conference Material


2012 Annual Conference Material


Committee in Brief

The Committee on Canadian Issues works to meet the unique needs of GFOA's Canadian members. The committee has 19 members and one advisor. Committee members are drawn from eight of Canada's 10 provinces and also from the First Nations. The committee is chaired by Eric Sawyer, City of Calgary and John Martin, City of Moncton, NB.


Chairs: Eric Sawyer and John Martin

GFOA Staff: Stephen Gauthier and James Phillips



  1. Eric Sawyer (CO-CHAIR), Chief Financial Officer, City of Calgary, AB
  2. John Martin (CO-CHAIR), City Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, City of Moncton, NB
  3. Trevor Bingler, Director, Municipal Finance Branch, Province of Ontario, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  4. Carl Bird, Director of Corporate Services, City of Yellowknife
  5. Robert Bishop, Director of Finance and City Treasurer, City of St. John’s
  6. Marion Brass-Yellowfly, Corporate Services Senior Manager, CFO Siksika Nation, AB
  7. Catherine Brubacher, City Treasurer, City of Brantford, Ontario
  8. Cindy Fernandes, Controller, Manager of Finance & Administrative Services, Community Services Department, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  9. Suzanne Fillion, Manager, Financial Services, City of Surrey, BC
  10. Teresa Florizone, Controller, City of Regina, SK
  11. Bruce Fisher, Manager, Financial Policy and Planning, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS 
  12. Donna Herridge, Manager, Finance, Transportation and Works, City of Mississauga, ON
  13. Patrice Impey, General Manager of Financial Services Group/Director of Finance, City of Vancouver, City of Vancouver, BC
  14. Glen Jarbeau, Finance Manager, City of Spruce Grove, AB
  15. Ronald Kaufman, Deputy CAO/Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer, Town of Caledon, ON
  16. Greg Kliparchuk, Executive Director and Senior Financial Officer, Finance and Business Planning, Alberta Corporate Human Resources, Province of Alberta
  17. Lorna Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, City of Edmonton, AB 
  18. Tina Tapley, Director of Finance/City Treasurer, The City of Fredericton, NB
  19. Valentina Todoran, Assistant Treasurer, Town of Hampstead, Quebec


  1. Mark Gilbert, Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Committee Member Biographies  

Committee Members Contact Information

Task Force Membership


Committee Business















Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) Program


GFOA Code of Professional Ethics


Proposal to Improve the Financial and Budgeting Management of Municipal Jurisdictions approved by the

Committee on Canadian Issues



Alberta GFOA
British Columbia GFOA
Ontario MFOA 


Miscellaneous Resources

Five-year trend analysis of cost impacts for products and services incurred by the City of Kelowna  


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