The Ontario Tune Up

ACFO-ACAF’s Regional Tune Ups are back!

The Ontario Regional Tune Up is fast approaching and we want to make sure you don’t miss this incredible opportunity.  

The Tune Up will take place September 7, 2023, at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON. 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 have not yet reserved your place and would like to attend, please sign up here:

You can find the full schedule below:


08:00 – 08:45Registration and Networking 
08:45 – 09:00Opening remarksLauren Doty
09:00 – 10:00Anti-Oppression and LeadershipDr. Taslim Alani-Verjee
10:00 – 10:30Networking Break 
10:30 – 11:30AI for the Public GoodMonique Crichlow
11:30 – 12:00 Community Development Updates from OCG 
12:00 – 13:00Lunch and ACFO-ACAF Town HallDany Richard
13:00 – 14:00Spotlight on WhistleblowingMatthew Létourneau
14:00 – 14:30Networking Break
14:30 – 15:30Senior Leadership Fireside Chat Richard Gagnon, Executive Director, PSPC
Dave Bulmer, President, AMAPCEO
Ashique Biswas, Senior Director, TBS
15:30 – 16:30Recruiting and Retaining Young TalentIlona Dougherty

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.

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 at Firkin on Harbour (21 Harbour St), 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, you can register for the Tune Up and the social mixer using the following link:

We hope to see you there! 

Hotel accommodations

To ensure maximum participation from ACFO-ACAF members across Ontario, we are pleased to offer one night of hotel accommodations for members living or working in the region who are travelling more than 100 km to attend the event.

Pre-approval is required for any members attending the event who intend on taking advantage of the accommodations being offered. To receive this approval, please contact us at The deadline to submit your accommodation request is Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

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!

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