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Ribbon-cutting ceremony starts a new era

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CIA President Micheline Dionne officially opens the new offices, watched by Board members and Secretariat staff.

The CIA Secretariat has settled into its new home—and now it’s official!


Just ahead of the 2011 Annual Meeting, the CIA Board plus invited guests visited the new home of the Secretariat at 360 Albert Street, Ottawa, for a tour of the offices before President Micheline Dionne cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the start of a new era for the CIA.

The Secretariat’s lease was up and it made financial and operational sense to move to more modern offices that better reflect the Institute’s professional image. This renovated space will allow staff to better serve the membership and help the Institute achieve the objectives of the strategic plan.

The CIA Board along with newly elected Directors, as well as Nicole Séguin, executive director of the International Actuarial Association, visited the new premises.

The CIA’s Executive Director, Michel Simard, said: "On behalf of the CIA Secretariat staff, I must say that we are extremely pleased and proud to welcome the Board and special guests who are here with us today to celebrate the official opening of our new office.

"In 2003, after 18 years in this exact building, the Secretariat was forced to move due to a significant increase in our rental costs. Like everything in life, things change and in our case, the commercial real estate market in Ottawa changed just as we were looking for alternatives to our space on Metcalfe Street.

"We are very excited to be coming back to this beautiful facility. The staff are thrilled with their new working environment, the Board (representing our members) is satisfied because we are going to spend no more on rental costs than on our previous location, and I am really happy to work with a staff and a Board that are both in high spirits!"

The Secretariat’s full address is:
Canadian Institute of Actuaries
360 Albert Street, Suite 1740
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7

Please note that our e-mail addresses and telephone and fax numbers have not changed. As a reminder, the main telephone number is 613-236-8196; fax 613-233-4552.

 

360 Albert Street, Suite 1740, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7
Tel.: 613.236.8196 Fax: 613.233.4552
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