Week 2018

Social Activities

FMI President’s Reception

November 21, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FMI President's Reception

November 21, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Salon Royal)

Join President Jim Randall and the Board of Directors as we celebrate another successful year at FMI and honour those who helped make it special.

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ALN's World Café

November 22, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Beethoven)

It’s that time of the year again. The ALN proudly presents its flagship event – the World Café – a 90-minute, interactive session featuring guest speaker Carmen Abela.


Come join our discussion, mingle with the other professionals, and learn how empowerment works. We look forward to seeing you.

Guest Speakers:

Carmen Abela

Carmen Abela

Managing Director, WindReach Consulting Services Inc.

Speaker bio:

Carmen Abela is the Managing Director of WindReach Consulting Services Inc., an Ottawa-based consultancy specializing in public sector accountability. For the past 20 years, Carmen has been advising senior government leaders on public sector oversight and operational excellence. Her areas of specialty include governance, risk management, strategy, internal audit and performance management. The scope of her career has touched virtually all functions of government, although her professional emphasis is on organizations mandated with the advancement of knowledge and the protection of the public interest. Carmen has been at the forefront of the implementation of key initiatives central to public accountability and oversight, notably the government-wide implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and the transformation and professionalization of the federal internal audit function.


Carmen is deeply committed to protecting the public interest, which she does through her professional practice and her numerous volunteer activities. She is currently a member of the Board for Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. (AECL) where she is also a member of the Audit and Human Resources and Governance Committees. She is an elected Public Director of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and is a former member of the Board for Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) and the past Chair of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors Canada. She is a Chartered Director (C.Dir.), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University. Carmen lives in Ottawa with her husband Aaron and their three children.

FMI Evening of Celebration

November 23, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 1:00 am (Ballroom, this event is 18+)

We won’t try and mask it because you will.


Join us as we cap an Empowering week with a celebration – masquerade style.


Cover up and partake in a great end to PD Week with an evening of food, music and dancing.


Tickets are $10-plus tax and can be purchased at The fun starts at 8 p.m. in the Hilton Lac-Leamy’s Ballroom on the Conference Floor.


See you there!

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Financial Management Institute of Canada
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