Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

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

GFOA 2019 Scholarship Applications - Now Open!

Friday, October 26, 2018
The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Scholarships is now available. Students can apply now through January 18th, 2019 at . Please direct any inquiries t… Read more

PSAB | Changes to how municipalities account for pensions may be coming

Friday, October 26, 2018
The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) issued its third document for comment as part of its Employment Benefits project, Employment Benefits: Non-traditional Pension Plans. Non-traditional pension plans involve employers sharing different … Read more


Monday, October 1, 2018
At CapriCMW, we provide personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you. CapriCMW is a uniquely independent, employee and locally owned company with strong roots in BC, created… Read more

Quarterly Question - Staff Per Diem Allowances

Monday, September 17, 2018
Thank you to the District of Metchosin for requesting GFOABC survey the membership on their per diem rates. As a result of this survey our strategic partner CivicInfo is considering including per diems in their annual survey to be shared with local g… Read more

September 2018 Newsletter - Issue 104

Monday, September 17, 2018
GFOABC September newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 104, September 2018 Read more


Saturday, September 1, 2018
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 costs as well as risk man… Read more

2018 AMBC Conference Program - Announced!

Monday, August 20, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, Competing Priorities in a Changing World , September 26 and 27 at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport - Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing as… Read more

Excellence in Local Government - Get your copy today!

Monday, August 13, 2018
All your local government resources in one place!  GFOABC is proud to have collaberated on Excellence in Local Government. A number of independent organizations exist in the province whose mandates are to provide important services and support to loc… Read more


Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Strategic public-sector procurement will leverage tax dollars to meet community goals COURTENAY – Public-sector purchasing is an important part of the Vancouver Island and Coast economy, and ‘strategic procurement’ is a significant way to leverage ta… Read more