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. View the Vision and Mandate of CAGFO


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.

2019  –  AGM will be held in Vancouver BC at the National Conference.

Please click here for draft agenda

Please click here for 2019 audited financials statements.

2018 –  AGM was held in Winnipeg on Friday September 14th at 9:30am.  View the 2018 Financial Statements or the 2018 AGM Minutes



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

Gary Kent
City of Mississauga, ON

Paul Wills
Nova Scotia MFC, NS

Penny Bruin (Non-Voting)


Sam Weller
Executive Director

Anne Stacey
Manager of Operations & Member Services