The Canadian Association of Government Finance Officers (CAGFO), formerly the Government Finance Officers Association of Western Canada (WCGFOA), is one of the oldest organizations representing government finance officers in Canada. It has been 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.

We produce a major annual conference for local and provincial government finance officers in 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.


Vision and mandate for website

View Vision and Mandate in PDF


Relationship to the GFOA Family

We see ourselves as 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, the MFOA in Ontario, and the GFOA of Saskatchewan. For more information on GFOA organizations, we have prepared this explanation; GFOA Organizations


Annual General Meetings


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

The 2017 AGM was held in Regina on September 15th at 9:30am. Here are the 2017 AGM Minutes.

The 2018 AGM will be held in Winnipeg on Friday September 14th at 9:30am.

The 2018 Financial Statements can be viewed here.

CAGFO Staffing

Manager of Operations and Member Services

Job Posting

Job Description



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


Lorrie Schmalenberg (President)

City of Regina, SK

Kelly Gibson (Past President)

Town of Banff, AB

Noreen Kassam (Vice President)

City of Burnaby, BC

Victor Mema (Treasurer)

City of Nanaimo, BC

Ed Kaemingh

Sturgeon County, AB

Lindsay Schneider

City of Whitehorse YK

Katherine Macdonald

City of Yellowknife NT

Jason Turnbull

City of Saskatoon, SK

Kelly Lemoine

City of Winnipeg, MB


Conference Organizer:
Broadwell Services Inc
Sam Weller