Training and Capacity Building


The NSMFC promotes excellence in local government finance by supporting financial management capacity-building in municipalities. Our staff can work with your municipality to provide research and policy-drafting support on issues related to financial management. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEO, for more information.

Here are some of the programs we offer to municipalities: 

  • Financial Management Best Practices

Interested in reviewing and updating the financial management policies of your municipality? NSMFC can help. Please refer to our Best Practices for more information.

  • Conference Sponsorship

GFOA - The Corporation sponsors a financial professional working in municipal government in Nova Scotia to attend the annual Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Conference. This international conference is dedicated to the development of financial excellence in local government. Sponsorship generally covers most of the cost of attending the conference depending on the conference location.  

UNSM and AMA - The NSMFC provides sponsorships for the annual conferences of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) and Association of Municipal Administrators, NS (AMA). This funding supports workshops and presentations for municipal finance officers.  

Priorities 2015-16         

  • Sponsor training workshops aimed at enhancing the overall knowledge of municipal finance and budgeting for municipal staff and councillors.        
  • Offer training designed to promote effective and efficient financial management.        
  • Conduct research and analysis of what municipalities require to increase clients’ infrastructure borrowing capacity, and develop and tailor our programs and services accordingly.