Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

Quarterly Question | Finance Department Staffing

Friday, September 1, 2023
Current Quarterly Question: Finance Department Staffing Please take the time to complete this survey. Visit past survey results. Read more

Quarterly Question Results | Growing Communities Fund

Monday, August 28, 2023
Earlier this year, the Province allocated $1 billion in grants to local governments through the Growing Communities Fund. In this Quarterly Question, we surveyed local governments about their plans for allocating the Growing Communities Fund grant. A… Read more

Province | Growing Communities Fund FAQs

Monday, April 3, 2023
The Growing Communities Fund provides a one-time total of $1 billion in grants distributed among all of B.C.’s local governments. Growing Communities Fund - FAQs Municipal fund information (PDF, 204KB) Regional district fund information (PDF, 213KB)… Read more

CPABC Recognizes - Mallory Denniston, CFO for the City of Powell River

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Vancouver, February 27, 2023 — Mallory Denniston has been recognized with the Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) for having distinguished themselves early in their CPA careers through profess… Read more

Office of the Premier - Growing Communities Fund Announcement

Friday, February 10, 2023
B.C. building stronger communities with $1-billion Growing Communities Fund One billion dollars in new grants will be going to local governments in B.C. to help build community infrastructure and amenities to meet the demands of unprecedented populat… Read more

KPMG | Perspectives on PS 3280 ARO

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
KPMG Canada has authored the Perspectives on PS 3280 Asset Retirement Obligations guide, which provides KPMG’s perspective on key implementation issues and technical interpretations of the PS 3280 guidance. Access the KPMG's ARO Portal for the guide.… Read more

Sponsor of the Month | December 2022 | Lidstone & Company

Thursday, December 1, 2022
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, societies, or agencies, including polic… Read more

Sponsor of the Month | December 2022 | UBCM/George & Bell Consulting

Thursday, December 1, 2022
The UBCM was formed to provide a common voice for local government and this role is as important today as it was 100 years ago. The UBCM reflects the truth in the old adages "strength in numbers" and "united we stand - divided we fall". Convention c… Read more

PSAB's Future Work Plan Consultation | November 3, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Make Your Voice Heard – PSAB’s Future Work Plan ConsultationThe Public Sector Accounting Board has released a Consultation Paper which sets out future projects it may consider during the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan period. PSAB is seeking input from it… Read more

Partner News | Province, UBCM commit to review local government finance

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
PRESS RELEASE The Province and the Union of BC Municipalities release their Memorandum of Understanding on Local Government Financial Resiliency as the next step in the process for reviewing the UBCM Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency rep… Read more

UBCM Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency

Friday, August 27, 2021
“Delegates to the 2021 UBCM Convention considered a new policy paper aimed at strengthening BC’s finance system for local government. The report identifies three objectives: addressing local government cost drivers in housing, community safety and c… Read more