The Regional Tune Up series will resume for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from previous events, we are coming back to Vancouver for another FI-exclusive professional development event. It will feature informative and inspiring speakers, updates on ACFO initiatives and enjoyable meals with your colleagues.

Sessions and speakers

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place) and feature engaging, informative sessions from Baltej Singh Dhillon and Dr. Joti Samra.

Fighting for and winning the right to be the first Mountie to wear his traditional Sikh turban with his uniform, Dhillon will discuss his personal journey as an immigrant, mindfulness and the importance of leadership. As a TV personality, trusted professional and thought leader on mental health, Dr. Samra will build on Dhillon’s themes by discussing mental health in the workplace and helping participants build an action plan towards tackling their daily stressors.

The day will also include a presentation from the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) on renewing the FI competencies and a town-hall-style lunch from ACFO.

The agenda has not yet been finalized, but sessions will run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. We also will invite all participants to a nearby pub to continue the conversation from the day, where appetizers and two drinks per person will be covered by ACFO.


To ensure maximum participation and that all ACFO members of the FI Community across the BC Region get a chance to attend, accommodations for one night will be reimbursed for ACFO members travelling from outside of the Vancouver area (more than 100 km driving distance from your home or work location).

Costs related to travel, food, etc. will not be reimbursed, so we encourage you to ask your employer to cover these costs. Only a limited number of rooms are available and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay in registering!


Attendance is free and open to all ACFO members. To register, please contact us at indicating you would like to register for the Vancouver Tune Up. Please also mention your full name, department, whether you require a hotel room and if you have any dietary restrictions, as a continental breakfast and three-course lunch will be served.

In addition, ACFO events are classified as training for FIs, so please contact us should you have any questions or concerns about getting approval from your employer to attend.

This year’s Regional Tune Up events are funded through the Joint Career Development Program (JCDP) managed by ACFO and the OCG.