The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) represents IT Executives and CIOs in Canada.
CIOCAN is a self-managed, not-for-profit community of IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to drive advocacy on issues facing IT Executives/CIOs.
The CIO Association of Canada was founded in 2004, extending to a national level the success of the CIO Association of BC, now the Vancouver Chapter, which has been functioning since 1998. New chapters have been added in Ontario (March 2007), in Edmonton (April 2009), in Calgary (October 2010), in Victoria (April 2012) and in Ottawa (April 2013) with other chapters on the horizon.
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.