Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

JANUARY SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing

Monday, January 1, 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing takes leadership in supporting local governments, not-for-profit organizations and residents to build vibrant and healthy communities that are well governed,… Read more

December Newsletter - Issue 101

Monday, December 18, 2017
GFOABC December newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 101, December 2017 Read more

Coming this January - Online Forum Contest!

Monday, December 18, 2017
Visit the Forum Now! The online forum is back in business just in time for 2018! For the month of January when you use the GFOABC online forum you have a chance to win great prizes. We will be giving away Visa gift cards to those who engage the most… Read more

PD Point Phase Out Plan

Monday, December 18, 2017
In May, 2016 the GFOABC Board annouced that the Professional Development Incentive points (PD Points) would be phased out in 2018. Full Article. The phase-out plan contains the following key components: Points were earned throughout 2017 as usual 1… Read more

December Sponsors of the Month - AON and Young Anderson!

Friday, December 1, 2017
SPONSORS OF THE MONTH - December              We at AON are a global team of risk management and human capital consulting professionals serving our local provincial governmental, quasi-governmental, civil, social and educational clients. We use c… Read more

GFOA - Scholarships for Full- and Part-Time Students

Thursday, November 23, 2017
New this year! You may submit your application and additional materials online:  Online Application for GFOA Scholarships In order to be considered for a scholarship award, GFOA must receive your application by Friday, January 26, 2018. Award … Read more

Status of Asset Management in BC

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Status of Asset Management in BC. 2017, November 8. UBCM Website In May 2016, UBCM launched the Phase 1 Asset Management Assessment Form - Baseline Survey, and collected asset management data from all 189 local governments in BC. A report describing… Read more

PSAB invites you to get in the discussion!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
PSAB invites you to get in the Discussion! Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group will meet November 17th at 8:30am to discuss Green Infrastructure. You can register for in-person or livestream observation. Read more

Sponsors of the Month - November!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
SPONSORS OF THE MONTH November - Sponsors of the Month           Capri began in Kelowna in 1975 with a handful of staff, and has grown to become one of the largest independent brokers in Western Canada with over 280 staff in 11 offices. … Read more

Calling all Volunteers

Thursday, October 26, 2017
VOLUNTEER FORM GFOABC is your association, we are here to help you serve your communities to the best of your ability. However, we would be nowhere without the ongoing support of our talented membership. Indeed the GFOABC culture is based on volunte… Read more


Monday, October 16, 2017
PADM 308, MATI THE SUCCESSFUL CAO: Local Government Advanced Management Thursday, February 15 to Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Bowen Island, BC If you are currently a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), aspire to be one, or would like to explore thi… Read more

Sponsor of the Month - MFABC

Sunday, October 1, 2017 The Municipal Finance Authority operates under its own Act, as the central borrowing agency for the financing of long-term and short-term capital requirements of regional districts and their member municipalities, regional hospital distr… Read more

FCM’s Green Municipal Fund 2016–2017 Annual Report

Monday, September 18, 2017
GMF annual report highlights progress on sustainability Today, we’re proud to release the 2016–2017 annual report of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund (GMF). In this year’s annual report, we d… Read more

September Sponsors of the Month - Urban Systems and MIABC

Friday, September 1, 2017 The Municipal Insurance Association is member owned and operated, and contributes to the financial security of local governments in British Columbia by providing broad liability insurance coverage at stable and best va… Read more

Thank you to those who participated in Boot Camp and Advanced Financial Leadership training

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The GFOABCis a not-for-profit organization representing 1,000 local government finance officers in BC from 160 municipalities and 28 regional districts. We offer a wide variety of courses, webinars and workshops to educate local government finance pr… Read more

Sponsors of the Month - Lidstone & Company and CPABC

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Lidstone & Company is a municipal law firm that acts primarily for municipalities throughout Canada. The firm also acts for local government associations and authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, soci… Read more

GFOABC Welcomes Patrick Kelly as Guest Speaker for the Boot Camp Leadership Breakfast

Monday, July 17, 2017
GFOABC is very pleased to announce Patrick Kelly as guest speaker for our Boot Camp Leadership Breakfast. On August 16th, Patrick Kelly will share his extensive leadership experience with the attendees of the two Boot Camp streams, Basic Training and… Read more

July Newsletter

Monday, July 17, 2017