Introducing CIOCAN

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) represents CIOs, CISOs and IT Executives in Canada.

CIOCAN is a not-for-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues facing CIOs/IT Executives.


About CIOCAN Members


chapters across Canada


members and growing




billion $ spent annually


The CIO Association of Canada was founded in 2004, extending to a national level the success of the CIO Association of British Columbia created in 1998.

The new national association has grown adding new chapters:

  • Vancouver (January 2004)
  • Toronto (March 2007)
  • Edmonton (April 2009)
  • Calgary (October 2010)
  • Victoria (April 2012, later merged with Vancouver)
  • Ottawa (April 2013)
  • Manitoba (October 2014)
  • CISO Division (March 2017)
  • Montreal (April 2020)
  • Atlantic Canada (2023)


CIOCAN’s volunteer national board sets overall policy and direction for the Association, runs the national e-seminars, leads advocacy initiatives, and provides chapter support in marketing, public affairs, member relations and development.

Each chapter elects its own president and board of directors, some of whom take on volunteer portfolios such as marketing and program development. The national board includes chapter presidents as well as representatives from other Canadian regions. Funding is through membership fees and sponsorship.

Our Purpose

Energize and empower technology leaders to drive thought leadership, foster technological depth and dexterity, and positively impact Canada.

Our Value Proposition

We promise senior technology leaders, peer support, learning and professional recognition that will advance their careers and empower them to be the voice of technology in Canada.

Organizational Documents

2022-23 AGM Documents

As a not-for-profit association, the CIO Association is required to hold a General Meeting each year (AGM). Members must be notified in writing at least 14 days prior to the scheduled meeting time. Documents related to the AGM, including the financial statements, are posted here for the information of members.


2023 Financial Statements
2023 AGM Agenda
2022 AGM Meeting Minutes
Resolution for Bylaw Changes
Bylaws of CIO Association of Canada