Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

Status of Asset Management in BC

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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 the cumulative data is now available: The Status of Asset Managem… 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

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