The CAGFO virtual conference opens tonight! We at Bloom are very pleased and proud to be the presenting sponsor and official 2021 education partner of CAGFO. I am very impressed and thankful for the effort made by the CAGFO Board and Administration to organize such a high-quality virtual conference! I feel privileged to be part […]
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I’m very excited to announce Bloom has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Association of Government Finance Officers! Bloom is now the proud presenting sponsor of the 2020 National Conference and official education partner of CAGFO. We are very excited to bring our course curriculum to municipalities nationwide after a very successful CAGFO pilot! […]
Today’s municipalities face challenges like never before. Democratic shifts, inflation fluctuations, world events, infrastructure deficits, resident wants, and of course, pandemics. Municipalities require the ability to analyze their external and internal environment for opportunities and challenges. This critical information supports evidence-based decision making, and supports strategic planning, business planning, as well as budgeting and operational […]
When developing policy, we have to think not just about the policy itself but also the steps required for policy process and procedures. Without these steps, policies rarely get put into practice effectively. Please join us for this week’s webinar – Financial Policy 101 for municipal finance professionals.
A key to individual and organizational success. In today’s challenging municipal world, developing people is more important than ever. Success personally and organizationally is directly dependent on the abilities of the elected officials and administrators leading and working for municipalities. Understanding the focus areas of development importance is a good start to the development of […]
CAGFO and Bloom CME professional development. Thanks everyone for tuning in for our Canada wide, coast to coast webinar on priority based budgeting. A special thanks to Jeff Dyck, acting CFO for Parkland County, for joining us and sharing your knowledge and experience on priority based budgeting. Your thoughts and insights added great value for […]
Municipalities today are challenged like never before. Global economic issues, turbulent oil prices, environmental challenges, technology advancement, and of course the pandemic. To overcome these and many other challenges, municipalities must carefully consider what is important to residents in terms of quality of life. Difficult decisions need to be made. When looking at services we […]
GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME professional development. Please join us for the 12th webinar in our 20 part webinar series. With the many difficult challenges municipalities face, embracing data and information technology solutions will be essential to future success and long-term financial sustainability.