ACFO-ACAF is excited to announce that we will be holding two free half-day professional development events in the National Capital Region in March.

These afternoon PD events will include seminars focused on optimizing your performance management agreement and building a successful learning plan, as well as a Q&A with a Labour Relations Advisor that will answer your questions about your rights at work. Each of these events will be preceded by a complimentary Town Hall lunch.

We recognize that this is a busy time of year for all our members. We also know that the deadline for PMAs and learning plans is on the horizon, so we believe it is important to offer critical, relevant information and strategies that will help you achieve your learning and development goals.

If you are unable to attend the PD portion of the event, you are still welcome and encouraged to take part in the free Town Hall lunch, where ACFO-ACAF President Dany Richard will answer questions and provide updates on issues of importance to our community, including collective bargaining, staffing, Phoenix, pay equity and results from our recent State of the FI Community survey.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, March 7: Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By)
  • Wednesday, March 20: Palais du Congrès (50 Boulevard Maisonneuve)

Schedule (subject to change)

  • 11:45 am – Doors and buffet lunch open
  • 12:15 pm – Town Hall begins (update on CB, Phoenix, pay equity, staffing, survey)
  • 1:00 pm – Writing Professional Emails (ACFO-ACAF)
  • 1:45 pm – Break
  • 2:00 pm – Tips & Tricks for Applying to a Competition (Emily Farr, TBS)
  • 3:00 pm – PMAs: Your Rights and Obligations (ACFO-ACAF Labour Relations)
  • 4:00 pm – End


To register for either session, please complete the form here.

Please note that although this is a free professional development event, we recommend you receive approval from your supervisor to attend.

No PD event + Town Hall in your area?

If you are interested in having ACFO-ACAF host a free professional development event and Town Hall lunch in your workplace, either in or outside the NCR, please contact Community Engagement Officer Lauren Doty at