I am pleased to share exciting news that effective 1 August 2017, CFA Societies Canada
was launched as a new national organization.
For many years, Canadian societies have collaborated on numerous initiatives to bring greater value to our members, including speaker road trips, a national compensation survey, a Canadian employer brochure, and most recently a national brand campaign. Foremost among our shared efforts has been the excellent work of the Canadian Advocacy Council (CAC)
, a dedicated volunteer group of Canadian CFA charterholders, who work directly with regulators and policy makers across Canada.
Through these shared projects and our collaboration with the CAC, it has become clear that additional structure is required to be more effective at a national level. Consequently, the twelve Canadian member societies have unanimously agreed to establish CFA Societies Canada to provide that enhanced structure.
CFA Societies Canada will be supported by a full-time staff, including a Managing Director, and will have access to increased CFA Institute funding, enabling more timely and effective delivery of projects and resulting in a stronger voice in Canada on important issues facing investors and our members. It will also enable a greater awareness of the CFA Institute brand.
CFA Societies Canada represents a shared vision among the twelve Canadian member societies and CFA Institute, working strategically to maximize the value that we deliver to you, our members.
I am also excited to begin our search for the Managing Director who will lead CFA Societies Canada. The Managing Director will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight for the organization, manage volunteer committees, and represent CFA charterholders in Canada at a national level in communications with policy makers, media, and industry groups. The Managing Director will work closely with the Canadian Advocacy Council, to increase our relationships with regulators and policy makers across Canada. We encourage all those interested to apply. For more information, view the full job description here
To learn more about CFA Societies Canada and/or the Managing Director position, please visit www.cfasociety.org/canada
, read the FAQs
or contact CanadianPCR@pcr.cfasociety.org
Clayton Gall, CFA
Chair, CFA Societies Canada