ACFO-OCG Joint Career Development Program

Professional Development


The Association of Canadian Financial Officers has been advocating for investments in the professional development of its members for several years. During the last round of collective bargaining, Treasury Board responded to our call for action and agreed to make an unprecedented investment in PD for the FI Community. Funded by TBS and jointly administered by ACFO and the OCG, the Joint Career Development Program’s $1,000,000 investment is an unparalleled opportunity for all ACFO members to apply for free professional development, including:

  • language training;
  • CPA training;
  • an FI Interchange program;
  • professional development events across Canada;
  • an FI-only uOttawa Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) course;
  • and more.

“The impact of the JCDP is a large one. It’s a recognition from the employer that training is important for the FI Community. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and this will allow us not only to maintain our professional skillset, but to enhance it.” – Dany Richard, ACFO President

“As a community, we want to evolve our role in how we advise and deliver services to our clients. The JCDP provides a unique opportunity for the OCG and ACFO to partner to design and deliver targeted training and learning for FIs to work towards this evolution.” – Nathalie Meilleur, A/Executive Director, Financial Policy and Community Development, Office of the Comptroller General

The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 JCDP was Friday, October 20 at 4:30 pm ET. Applications for the 2018-2019 JCDP will open in 2018. You may view the full list of 2017-2018 training recipients here.

Full description of all programs

Calendar of events

Eligibility table


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