Public sector conference 2017

If you’re a senior financial professional in the public sector or work for a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this annual event in the nation’s capital (live-streamed across Canada) is the place to be.

Event Details

Location and date:
Ottawa October 23-24, 2017

The role of government financial professionals continues to expand at a fast pace. This year’s Public Sector Conference will help you refine your skills and enhance the value you bring to your work with cutting-edge technical sessions, engaging keynote speakers and thought-provoking panels.

Hear about important issues facing public sector financial professionals today, stay up-to-date on emerging trends and explore the leadership, business and accounting topics that matter most to you.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.


14 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Topics include:

  • important PSAB updates
  • innovative practices in government financial management and reporting, including:
    • innovation and risk management
    • open data and transparency
    • evidence-based decision making and data analytics
    • adaptability and resiliency

Virtual conference option

Can’t make it to Ottawa? Attend this conference virtually. Listen to and see the speakers, follow PowerPoint presentations and ask questions live in real time. All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet plus speakers and high-speed internet.

Who should attend?

  • senior financial professionals with controller, treasury or budget functions
  • public accountants, auditors and other professionals
  • financial analysts and other financial statement users

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
t.:613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


The Novotel Hotel
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Frequently asked questions:


Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. CPA Canada has arranged for a special conference rate of $179.00/night (plus applicable taxes) at the Novotel Hotel (33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa). This CPA Canada guaranteed rate is available until September 22, 2017 or until our room block is full. Early reservations are recommended. Rate is available three days prior and three days post conference.

Reserve a room online or contact Novotel Ottawa via the information below to reserve. Please mention group name CPA Canada's Public Sector Conference to receive the conference rate.

Tel: 613-230-3033 / Email:

Venue Direction and Parking


Virtual conference attendance

For a smooth virtual conference experience, ensure that you have:

  1. The most current operating system and browser on the device you will use to connect to the virtual conference platform.
  2. Access to high speed/broadband internet (or 4G/LTE services for mobile/tablet devices). If you are not on high-speed Internet, your video may become patchy at times.
  3. Speakers/headphones to hear the conference speakers, and keyboard to submit any questions to the speakers.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available for virtual conference attendees if you wish to host a local group in your area, or attend the virtual conference with other colleagues. Once registration is open, contact CPA Canada for your group discount options.

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Please contact:

CPA Canada Professional Learning and Development Customer Service
Tel: 1-888-337-3242

Diya Gill, manager, Professional Learning and Development
Tel: 416-204-3496

Geneviève Grenier, principal, Finance, Management and Reporting, Professional Learning and Development
Tel: 416-204-3278

Alexandra Garant, contact for Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
Tel: 416-204-3397