2020 has been a year like no other and the FEI Canada team have pivoted to take the experiences of our traditional face-to-face conferences and distill them into something befitting the times. The 2021 Interchange: Leading with Resilience, over 2 days, will provide the opportunity to meet and chat with peers and be updated on the latest products in a virtual exhibit hall. Dynamic and engaging speakers and thought leaders will be sharing insights and delivering applicable and real-time education that is directly relevant to help you succeed today and, even more, future-proof your skills.
Each year, Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to advocating and improving FEI Canada.
The Frank S Capon Distinguished Service Award seeks to identify and reward an FEI Canada member who has had a significant impact on FEI Canada over the years. It is the highest award that FEI Canada gives to a volunteer.
Join us as we honour a distinguished, very deserving Capon Award Winner at the Tuesday, February 16 social networking event.
About the Award of Distinction:
Frank S. Capon is credited with bringing FEI to Canada. He was a member for 57 years and was the only member in this country to have been with the organization longer than any Canadian chapter has been in existence. Frank clearly understood the benefits of membership in such a prestigious organization, but acknowledged the commute to dinner meetings was tough. So, Frank recruited a number of colleagues in Montreal and applied for a local Control charter. The Montreal Chapter was chartered on December 3, 1948 with Frank serving as its first President.
FEI Canada is thrilled to announce that the 2020 Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award winner is Norm Ferguson of the Edmonton Chapter.
Norm Ferguson, CPA, CMA, is the Managing Director at Ogilvie LLP, a 100-year-old law firm located in Edmonton, Alberta. Norm is also an active member of the CPA profession and Edmonton’s business community. In 2020, Norm received CPA Alberta’s Distinguished Service Award, recognizing members of the profession who have demonstrated a significant achievement within the last five years and brought honour to the profession.
For over 15 years, Norm has been a dynamic and enthusiastic FEI Canada member and volunteer who has made considerable, tangible improvements to the organization. During his FEI Canada career, Norm was instrumental in spearheading the pre-budget submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA). Norm has also been a big advocate of the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) and has assisted in presenting to the FEI Canada Board the value proposition CFERF offers to not just members but also the Canadian finance community. As well as this, Norm has served, and still currently serves, with distinction, as the Chair of the FEI Canada Policy Forum.
It is not just at the national level where Norm has contributed to the organization. Norm’s stewardship and dedication have also been evident at his local Edmonton chapter. At the chapter level, Norm has been vital in board transitions, onboarding and setting the Edmonton chapter’s positive strategy.
Norm’s hard-working, diligent attitude to FEI Canada has been nothing short of remarkable, and he is undoubtedly a deserving recipient of such an esteemed award.
FEI Canada sends a heartfelt thank you to Norm Ferguson for his service to the organization.