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

live events

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)


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.

Organizational Documents

2021-22 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.



2021 Financial Statements
2021 AGM Agenda
2020 AGM Meeting Minutes