The Atlantic Regional Tune Up

The Atlantic Regional Tune Up is less than a month away and we want to make sure you don’t miss this incredible opportunity.  

The Tune Up will take place September 27, 2022, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Moncton, NB. This full-day professional development conference will provide you with tools and tips to help you succeed in your career development, as well as grant you 5 CPD credits.

If you haven’t booked your seat yet, please do so here:

You can find the full schedule below:


08:00 – 08:45Registration and Networking 
08:45 – 09:00Opening remarksLauren Doty
09:00 – 10:00The Power of VulnerabiltyTyler Simmonds
10:00 – 10:30Networking Break 
10:30 – 11:15How to Be PersuasiveJoe Boughner
11:15 – 12:00 Connecting with the FMCD Team 
12:00 – 13:00Lunch and ACFO-ACAF Town HallDany Richard
13:00 – 14:00Surviving Difficult ConversationsNicolas Brunette-D’Souza
14:00 – 14:15Networking Break 
14:15 – 15:15Senior Leadership Fireside ChatSara Lantz, CFO at Veteran Affairs 
Laura Smith, Executive Director, Financial Policy Community Development, TBS
15:15 – 15:30Networking Break 
15:30 – 16:30Your Hidden Asset – Why Trust is Essential to SuccessNatalie Doyle Oldfield

While masks will not be mandatory, we strongly recommend and encourage the use of high-quality, well-fitting masks while not actively eating or drinking. We will have a supply of masks on-site.

Video testimonial sign-up: Help recruit new members and inspire your colleagues 

At the upcoming Atlantic Tune Up, ACFO-ACAF invites you to help recruit new talent to the federal public service and inspire your fellow colleagues by providing a short video testimonial about your work. 

We’re looking to interview ACFO-ACAF members about the following information from our members to help create a short promotional video: 

  • What does your everyday job look like? 
  • What’s your favourite part of working for your department or for the Government of Canada? 
  • What would you say to students who are hesitant to apply to the Government? 

Participating in this video campaign is a great opportunity to: 

  • Be featured in a video that will be shared by TBS, on the ACFO-ACAF website, social media, and in promotional materials; 
  • Attract a new generation of talent to the federal government; and 
  • Re-energize your colleagues across the country by highlighting the sources of pride around the CT Community’s work. 

If you would be interested in participating in the campaign, please visit the following link to sign up for a 20-minute timeslot at the Tune Up:

Timeslots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay in signing up! 

For any questions about the shoot or the campaign, please contact

Join us for a social mixer after the Tune up

To close off the day the right way, we will be hosting a social mixer from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM after the conference to allow you to network, chat more with fellow members and have an overall great time. The location will be announced later, but it will be walking distance from the venue.

Complimentary appetizers will be served and each attendee will receive two free drink tickets. 

If you’re interested in attending the mixer, please RSVP by contacting Lia Bosquet ( with your name, department and any dietary restrictions.  

We hope to see you there! 

Reminder: CT Symposium 

If you haven’t already, make sure to grab tickets for the CT Symposium – an exciting learning and development two-day conference presented October 26 and 27, 2022, by the Comptrollership Training Centre, ACFO-ACAF’s in-house training institute. 

Pioneer athlete Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser, olympic gold medalist Waneek Horn-Miller, corporate culture expert Dr. Ivan Joseph and others will share their secrets for finding your place in change. 

For ACFO-ACAF members, online access starts at $315 and in-person passes to the full event and career fair start at only $630, but capacity is limited so act fast! This early bird pricing is only available until August 31.  

Learn more and register here: 

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