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 Office of the Comptroller General, the Joint Career Development Program’s $1,000,000 investment is an unparalleled opportunity for all ACFO members to apply for free professional development. Originally launched in September 2017, the first year of the program saw more than 1,750 financial officers from 40 departments receive training. This year’s offerings include:

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

“Last year, ACFO and the OCG launched the Joint Career Development Program and it was a huge success…It goes to show there’s definitely a need for this program.” ­Dany Richard, President, ACFO

“My team and I had the chance to meet some of [last year’s] participants who noted how pleased they were to be part of such an amazing initiative. The JCDP provided them the opportunity to learn about different tools which they could share within their own department, and knowledge that contributed to their career development.” – Nathalie Meilleur, A/Executive Director, Financial Policy and Community Development, Office of the Comptroller General

You may complete an application form to submit your candidacy for training, which takes approximately 10 minutes—no further steps required. The deadline to apply was Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. We thank everyone for applying and will communicate with training recipients throughout the summer.

You may view the full lists of training recipients below:

Full description of all programs

Calendar of events

Eligibility table


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