The CIO Association of Canada Announces Executive Director Appointment

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), the only national professional organization for senior information technology leaders, announces the appointment of a new Executive Director. This comes after transformative membership growth for the organization which has grown to seven chapters and one specialty division across Canada with approximately 500 members. The organization continues to provide members the opportunity to learn about new business solutions from industry experts, attend online and in-person events, career advancement and skills training, and the opportunity for members to share and mentor next generation leaders.

Philippe Johnston, President of the National Board is delighted to introduce Lorraine Bauer as the newly appointed Executive Director of CIOCAN.

“We are thrilled to have Lorraine join The CIO Association of Canada as our newly appointed full-time Executive Director. She will be working alongside the Board of Directors and our members to continue to build the relevance and profile of the CIO profession within Canada.” Philippe Johnston, President, CIOCAN

Lorraine joins the CIOCAN team with 25+ years management experience, including 16 years at a national member based, not-for-profit association, most recently as National Director of Membership & Community Engagement.  Prior to that, Lorraine was the founding Operational Manager for Wellspring Niagara, a charitable cancer support foundation for patients and their families.

“I’m excited to be joining The CIO Association of Canada as the Executive Director. The organization provides a vital and unique forum for senior technology leaders across Canada through education and networking events. I look forward to working with members, partners, and the Board to support the growth of the organization and technology leaders across Canada.”
Lorraine Bauer, Executive Director, CIOCAN

Lorraine has been responsible for developing and executing operational and strategic plans, significant organizational change management processes, and innovative program creation within the not-for-profit and charitable sectors.  She is exceptionally adept at engaging and building relationships with multiple stakeholders and diverse partners and has considerable experience building organizational culture for members, staff, and volunteers.

For more information contact: Philippe Johnston, CIOCAN President,


About The CIO Association of Canada

The CIO Association of Canada is the only national professional association that unifies all information technology leaders, including business transformation, innovation, and security. CIOCAN allows its members—leaders in the industry—to communicate their unique perspective and knowledge of the substantial issues impacting their profession. CIOCAN has steadily grown throughout the recent years and continues to focus on key growth areas applicable to the sector. Join CIOCAN today and help grow our profession across Canada.

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