Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI)

The Committee on Canadian Issues works to meet the unique needs of GFOA's Canadian members. The committee has 21 members and one advisor. Committee members are drawn from 9 of Canada's 10 provinces, including also the Northwest Territories.

Members of the Committee

  • CO-CHAIR: John Martin, City Treasurer & CFO, City of Moncton, New Brunswick
  • CO-CHAIR: Suzanne Fillion, Manager of Financial Services, City of Surrey, BC
  • Kevin Bertles, Director of Financial Services, City of Vernon, BC
  • Carl Bird, Director of Corporate Services, City of Yellowknife, NT
  • Robert Bishop, Deputy City Manager/Financial Management, City of St. John’s, NL
  • Catherine Brubacher, City Treasurer, City of Brantford, Ontario 
  • Jacke Dueck, Systems and Reporting Manager, City of Kelowna, BC
  • Cindy Fernandes, Controller, Manager of Finance & Administrative Services, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Bruce Fisher, Manager, Financial Policy & Planning, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS
  • Clae Hack, Finance Manager, City of Warman, SK
  • Donna Herridge, Manager of Finance, Transportation, and Works, City of Mississauga, ON
  • Patrice Impey, General Manager of Financial Services, Group Director of Finance, City of Vancouver, BC
  • Glen Jarbeau. Finance Manager, City of Spruce Grove, AB
  • Greg Kliparchuk, Executive Director and Senior Financial Officer, Province of Alberta, Alberta
  • Rick Masters, Manager of Finance-Transportation, Planning, Development & Assessment, City of Calgary, AB
  • Lorna Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, City of Edmonton, AB
  • Tina Tapley, Director of Finance/City Treasurer, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick 
  • Valentina Todoran, Treasurer, Montreal-West, Quebec
  • Fuwing Wong, Chief Financial Officer, Town of Caledon, ON


  • Mark Gilbert, Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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