International Affairs Council

Duties and purpose:

  1. Develop, implement, and communicate the CIA’s international priorities to enhance the CIA’s role as the primary actuarial association with which 3 actuarial professionals in Canada, Canadian actuaries abroad, and their key stakeholders (employers, clients, regulators, and others) identify.
  2. Monitor international topics and opportunities of interest to CIA members and be prepared to provide insight and recommendations on CIA/International Actuarial Association or other submissions.
  3. Identify and maintain diverse pools of volunteer resources across a variety of practice areas for the CIA to respond efficiently to international opportunities.
  4. Strengthen recognition of the FCIA globally as a high-quality actuarial designation by facilitating opportunities for members to be recognized internationally for their unique Canadian strengths, to leverage the new CIA education system, and to build capacity for the benefit of the public.
  5. Foster productive relationships and CIA participation at the international level on matters involving actuarial topics, standards, education, and professionalism. The CIA will have an influential voice, help promote the advancement of the actuarial profession in the public interest globally and encourage a balanced global perspective on actuarial matters.
  6. Be a sounding board for CIA officers and other volunteer groups in matters involving other actuarial organizations an international bodies.


NameRoleStart Date
William WeilandCouncil Chair01/07/20226
Jason VaryCouncil Vice-Chair01/07/20227
Jason MaloneInternational Ambassador27/08/20218
Hélène BarilCouncil Member01/01/20239
Leslie RehbeliCouncil Member01/09/20189
Alana FarrellCouncil Member01/09/20189
Thomas AultCouncil Member01/09/20189
Saygun AktasCouncil Member01/01/20239
Georgina Montiel SantoyoCouncil Member24/11/20229
Charles-Antoine MorencyCouncil Member01/02/20239
Chengyang LinCouncil Member01/02/20239
Narissa DedharCouncil Member01/03/20239
Geoffrey FlaxbardCouncil Member01/07/20219
Michel SimardEx-officio participant01/09/201822
J. Helmut EngelsAGC Liaison01/07/202222