There are countless opportunities for learning and professional development in the public service. Explore the different offerings below.
The Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) provides a broad range of learning activities similar to a corporate training and development institution. The CSPS strives to ensure all public service employees have the knowledge and skills to succeed. Access the full list of offerings on the CSPS website.
Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO-ACAF) is the union representing finance professionals in the public sector. Access the full list of offerings on the dedicated microsite.
The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) provides professional development to the public sector. Development initiatives include learning events, online courses, and e-journals about key issues in financial management. Visit FMI’s website for more information.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) members are now required to complete four hours of professional ethics over each triennial period of continuing professional development (CPD). Ethics training ensures that professionals acquire the tools, methods and/or frameworks that enable them to make decisions based on their moral principles. It can cover a wide range of topics related to ethics and should be relevant and appropriate to a member’s work and professional responsibilities and growth as a CPA. The four hours do not have to be obtained in one single program but can be accumulated through ethics components in any number of seminars or courses.
Depending on your provincial CPA accounting bodies, the end of the current triennial period varies. More details can be found on the respective provincial CPA association's websites.
You may consult the following training providers for additional offerings (or any other suppliers who offer ethics training):