About Us

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
Bernard MorencyChair01/09/20186
Robert StaplefordVice-Chair01/09/20187
Robert BrownMember01/09/20188
Jason VaryMember22/08/20198
Peter GorhamMember01/09/20188
Claudette CantinMember01/09/20188
Michael HafemanMember01/09/20188
Kathleen ThompsonMember01/09/20188
Naomi BazakMember04/06/20208
David FishbaumMember04/06/20208
Michel St-GermainEx-officio participant01/07/202022
Hélène BarilBoard Representative22/08/201922
Michel SimardEx-officio participant01/09/201822