Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI)

The Committee on Canadian Issues works to meet the unique needs of GFOA's Canadian members. The committee has 19 members and one advisor. Committee members are drawn from eight of Canada's 10 provinces and also from the First Nations.

Members of the Committee

  • CO-CHAIR Eric Sawyer, Chief Financial Officer, City of Calgary, AB
  • CO-CHAIR John Martin, City Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, City of Moncton, NB
  • Trevor Bingler, Director, Municipal Finance Branch, Province of Ontario, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Carl Bird, Director of Corporate Services, City of Yellowknife
  • Robert Bishop, Director of Finance and City Treasurer, City of St. John’s
  • Marion Brass-Yellowfly, Corporate Services Senior Manager, CFO Siksika Nation, AB
  • Catherine Brubacher, City Treasurer, City of Brantford, Ontario
  • Cindy Fernandes, Controller, Manager of Finance & Administrative Services, Community Services Department, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Suzanne Fillion, Manager, Financial Services, City of Surrey, BC
  • Teresa Florizone, Controller, City of Regina, SK 
  • Bruce Fisher, Manager, Financial Policy and Planning, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS 
  • Donna Herridge, Manager, Finance, Transportation and Works, City of Mississauga, ON
  • Patrice Impey, General Manager of Financial Services Group/Director of Finance, City of Vancouver, City of Vancouver, BC
  • Glen Jarbeau, Finance Manager, City of Spruce Grove, AB
  • Ronald Kaufman, Deputy CAO/Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer, Town of Caledon, ON
  • Greg Kliparchuk, Executive Director and Senior Financial Officer, Finance and Business Planning, Alberta Corporate Human Resources, Province of Alberta
  • Lorna Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, City of Edmonton, AB 
  • Tina Tapley, Director of Finance/City Treasurer, The City of Fredericton, NB
  • Valentina Todoran, Assistant Treasurer, Town of Hampstead, Quebec


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

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