Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

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 value cos… 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

Your Pension is Your Future Asset!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Get to know your pension - whether you're just starting your job or retirement is just around the corner. As a local government employee, no doubt you have been paying into your Municipal Pension Plan. Do you understand how your pension works and ho… Read more

July - Sponsor of the Month

Saturday, July 1, 2017 In Canada, PwC has more than 6,500 partners and staff in locations from St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. With more than 100 years of excellence in Canada, we provide industry focused assurance… Read more

GFOABC Standing Committees Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, June 5, 2017
Volunteering to serve on one of the four GFOABC standing committees gives members an opportunity to work with our Board in helping to set the association’s direction in the following areas: Education Finance & Administration External Relatio… Read more

June Silver Sponsor of the Month - Young Anderson

Thursday, June 1, 2017 Young, Anderson provides a full spectrum of legal services to some of the largest and smallest local governments in British Columbia. We are distinguished by our concentration on local government law and by the depth and diver… Read more

What's MemberLINK?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
MemberLINK is resource for local government finance officers. As a member of the GFOABC you have access to a series of secure webpages filled valuable content. NEW this month on MemberLINK: Free Webinars April 26th Collectors' Forum Webinar May… Read more

Professional Development Incentive Plan (PD Points) Phase-Out

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In April, 2009, the GFOABC announced the implementation of a Professional Development Incentive Plan that awarded points, carrying a monetary value, for use in registering for Association conferences and workshops. The plan was made possible based on… Read more

BC’s New Societies Act - Transition Process for GFOA of BC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
After receiving legal advice, GFOABC has decided to declare as a non-member based organization for the single reason that we do not want to restrict our non-membership income to 10%. Although this does not appear to be an issue with the current incom… Read more

Request for Expressions of Interest - Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) Projects

Monday, May 15, 2017
Hello everyone - We are pleased to share with you a Request for Expressions of Interest for local governments to participate in the next round of Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) projects.   The Request provides details of the next round,… Read more

Sponsors of the Month - Mercer and Valkyrie

Monday, May 1, 2017 Since our founding in Vancouver in 1945, Mercer has been committed to providing valuable, client focused consulting advice. Today, Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment … Read more

Executive Director - Career Posting

Monday, May 1, 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR This opportunity comes as a result of the pending retirement of our current Executive Director in August, 2017.  Established in 1989, the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbi… Read more

Special Collectors’ Forum Webinar - “Property Tax Deferment Training Sessions – Ministry Update”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
GFOABC in partnership with the Ministry of Finance is pleased to offer three Special Collectors’ Forum Training Webinars. May 15, 2017 1:30pm – 3:00pm May 18, 2017 9:30am – 11:00am May 25, 2017 Time TBD  REGISTER NOW * Please select which webinar y… Read more

Conference Volunteers Needed!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
GFOABC is holding the 2017 Annual Conference in Victoria and we are calling on local volunteers to help with the event! Volunteers support GFOABC staff with Annual Conference activities by assisting them with the registration desk, delegate bag stuf… Read more

Sponsors of the Month - MIABC and Capri

Saturday, April 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 an… Read more

Time to Re-Think Per Diems?

Friday, March 24, 2017
While the target in the March 22, 2017 federal budget section titled, ‘Allowances for Members of Legislative Assemblies and Certain Municipal Officers’ (below) appears to be the non-accountable allowances for elected officials (ie: 1/3 non-taxable po… Read more