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.



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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

NEW Manager of Operations and Member Services

Caroline Weatherhead



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


Noreen Kassam (President)

City of Burnaby, BC

Kelly Lemoine (Vice President)

City of Winnipeg, MB

Jason Turnbull (Treasurer)

City of Saskatoon, SK

Katherine Macdonald (Secretary)

City of Yellowknife, NT

Lorrie Schmalenberg (Past President)

City of Regina, SK

Karen Grommada

City of Port Coquitlam, BC

Kelly Gibson

Town of Banff, AB

Ed Kaemingh

Sturgeon County, AB

Lindsay Schneider

City of Whitehorse YK

Gary Kent

City of Mississauga, ON

Paul Wills

Nova Scotia MFC, NS

Penny Bruin (Non-Voting)

Sam Weller

Executive Director

Caroline Weatherhead
Manager of Operations & Member Services

Phone: 604-493-2017