The Canadian Association of Government Finance Officers (CAGFO), formerly The Government Finance Officers Association of Western Canada (WCGFOA), is probably the oldest GFOA organization in Canada, operating since the 1970′s. We are a professional association representing Government Finance Officers and our members represent over 1,000 local governments, mainly in Western Canada. CAGFO’s mission is to promote excellence in government finance and our strategic plan to focus on regional and national issues while broadening our appeal across the country.


CAGFO Vision for the Future

We produce the major annual conference for local and provincial government finance officers in the four western provinces and the three territories of Western Canada to assist in their training and development. We also provide networking opportunities and the chance for our members to view new products and services.


Relationship to the GFOA Family

We are a part of the GFOA family which comes under the umbrella of the GFOA of the US and Canada and includes the GFOA of BC, the GFOA of Alberta and the GFOA of Saskatchewan. For more information on GFOA organizations, we have prepared this explanation; GFOA organizations May 2nd 2016


Annual General Meetings


Our annual meetings are held in Conjunction with our annual conference.

The 2017 AGM will be held in Regina on September 15th at 9:30am. AGM Agenda 2017

The 2016 AGM was held in Kelowna on September 22nd at 9:30am. Minutes of the 2016 AGM.


Financial Information:

The 2016 draft Financial Statements can be viewed here.

The 2017 Financial Statements can be viewed here.



We are a federally incorporated society, regulated by CAGFO Bylaws and governed by an elected board:


Lorrie Schmalenberg (President)
Regina, SK


Kelly Gibson (Vice-President)

Town of Banff, AB


Ed Kaemingh

Sturgeon County, AB


Noreen Kassam (Treasurer)

Burnaby, BC


Lindsay Schneider

City of Whitehorse YK


Katherine Macdonald

City of Yellowknife NT


Jason Turnbull

City of Saskatoon


Kelly Lemoine

City of Winnipeg