Public Affairs Council

Duties and purpose:

  1. To identify CIA initiatives that encourage the Canadian public and policymakers to recognize the Institute as a leading contributor to dialogue, analysis, and solutions in all areas related to the understanding and quantification of future financial contingencies and risks;
  2. To conduct an ongoing environmental scan to identify potential issues or topics within the public interest on which the CIA may wish to present its position;
  3. To oversee the development, approval, and release of CIA public statements in accordance with established policies; and
  4. To communicate with members about the CIA’s public affairs objectives, procedures, and achievements.


NameRoleStart Date
Kathleen ThompsonChair01/07/20216
Robert StaplefordVice-Chair01/09/20187
Peter GorhamMember01/09/20189
Claudette CantinMember01/09/20189
Michael HafemanMember01/09/20189
Jason VaryMember22/08/20199
Michel DionneMember (Board Representative)01/07/20219
Gaetano GerettoMember08/10/20219
Sophie FengMember08/10/20219
Jill HarperMember08/10/20219
Paul GobeilMember25/01/20229
Andy Kong Pak WingMember16/02/20229
Naomi BazakMember04/06/20209
David FishbaumMember04/06/20209
Robert BrownMember01/09/20189
Michel St-GermainEx-officio participant01/07/202122
Michel SimardEx-officio participant01/09/201822