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 ThompsonCouncil Chair01/07/20216
David FishbaumCouncil Vice-Chair18/07/20227
Andréanne BergeronCouncil Member16/08/20229
Naomi BazakCouncil Member04/06/20209
Maxime RomanoCouncil Member18/07/20229
Peter GorhamCouncil Member01/09/20189
Claudette CantinCouncil Member01/09/20189
Michael HafemanCouncil Member01/09/20189
Gaetano GerettoCouncil Member08/10/20219
Sophie FengCouncil Member08/10/20219
Jill HarperCouncil Member08/10/20219
Paul GobeilCouncil Member25/01/20229
Andy Kong Pak WingCouncil Member16/02/20229
Robert StaplefordMember01/07/202219
Michel SimardEx-officio participant01/09/201822