Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

2019 Federal Budget Summary

Monday, April 1, 2019
The 2019 federal budget was delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 19, 2019. The budget anticipates a $14.9 billion deficit for 2019, and forecasts deficits of $19.8 billion for 2020 and $19.7 billion for 2021. Budget 2019 – Investing in… Read more

Quarterly Question - Elected Official Remuneration

Monday, March 18, 2019
Previous quarterly survey results: Local Gov't Financial Software  Next quarterly question: Finance Department Staffing Levels Please take the time to complete this survey.  Our most recent question on elected official remuneration was prompted after… Read more

March Newsletter - Issue 106

Monday, March 18, 2019
GFOABC March newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read more

The BC Construction Association is looking for a LG panelist

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Attention all local government practitioners! The BC Construction Association is looking for a panelist to speak about local government procurement challenges at their upcoming conference. Interested please contact Warren Perks | (250) 475-1077 ext 1… Read more


Friday, March 1, 2019
For over 90 years, BDO has advised clients on their assurance, tax and business advisory needs, building a reputation for being one of the leading professional service providers in the marketplace. As the fifth largest firm of our kind world… Read more


Friday, February 1, 2019
KPMG provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and industry insight to help organizations manage risk and performance in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.KPMG combines our multi-disciplinary approach with d… Read more

Complete the Annual Membership Survey to WIN!

Friday, February 1, 2019
Complete the 2019 Annual Membership Survey during the month of February to win a free conference registration. START SURVEY Read more

Now recruiting for the Joint Pension Committee

Monday, January 28, 2019
LGMA and GFOABC invite you to share your expertise, support your colleagues, and broaden your networks while enhancing local government programming. Volunteer opportunities are available for the Joint Pension Committee, and we encourage you to co… Read more

Speculation and Vacancy Tax information

Friday, January 25, 2019
The Ministry of Finance has provided a helpful brochure to help communities in BC better understand the Speculation Tax. Speculation and Vacancy Tax Brochure Read more

Member Recognition Awards

Monday, January 21, 2019
The "Member Recognition Awards" will be presented at the GFOABC annual Conference in Victoria. To promote excellence in government service and government finance, GFOABC annually awards individuals who have made significant contributions in the area … Read more

Calling all Volunteers

Monday, January 21, 2019
Volunteer with GFOABC  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. Here are some of the ways to get invol… Read more

2019 Events Program Announced!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
GFOABC is thrilled to announce a full year of programming all at once!  Click to enlarge Read more


Tuesday, January 1, 2019
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - JANUARY  Valkyrie Law Group offers a full suite of responsive and innovative solicitor and litigation services to local governments. We have advised on novel local government service provision, such as through municipa… Read more

Online Forum Contest!

Monday, December 17, 2018
Visit the Forum Now! The online forum contest is back for another year! 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! How to … Read more

December 2018 Newsletter

Monday, December 17, 2018
GFOABC December newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 105, December 2018 Read more

Quarterly Question - Local Gov't Financial Software Survey

Friday, December 7, 2018
Each quarter GFOABC will pose a short survey to the membership. The results will be made available after the quarter closes. Do you have a question? Previous quarterly survey results: Staff Per Diem Allowances Next quarterly question: Elected Officia… Read more


Saturday, December 1, 2018
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 districts… Read more

Infrastructure Resilience: Infrastructure Resilience

Thursday, November 22, 2018
By Chris Sainsbury, CEng (UK), PMP, Ross Ryken, and Alexandra Hewitt On May 31, 2018, Chris Sainsbury presented “Infrastructure Resilience: Are You Ready?” at the annual conference of the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia. I… Read more


Thursday, November 1, 2018
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 diversity of experience … Read more