Ontario FElsters is a group of FEI Canada members who are retired but remain interested in financial matters, investments and organization leadership and wish to continue peer networking.  We are predominantly located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and southern Ontario.

FElsters currently has approximately 50 members. including retired CFOs and business leaders of some of the most prominent companies in Canada. We are seasoned, yet willing to learn about new perspectives on business innovation, public policy and broad community issues.

Several FElsters serve on the boards of private and public bodies, including various charities, museums. healthcare institutions. and community service organizations.

We welcome new members to FElsters, so if you are recently retired or considering retirement, please contact us for membership and meeting details.

Annual Dues are $25 for the fiscal year July 1-June 30. In addition, there is a charge (currently $40.00) for lunch meetings, incurred upon registration for the event.

FElsters Meetings

FElsters have lunch meetings, with a speaker, in September, November and January as well as a joint lunch meeting with the Toronto Chapter at the National Club in March.  In addition, we have a social outing with spouses or significant others in May, to one of the theatres at Stratford or the Shaw Festival.

Regular Luncheon Meetings:

Location:  The Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church Street (at Front Street), Toronto.

Cost:  $40.00, including a glass of wine or beer.

Reception:  11:30am to 12:00pm

Luncheon:  12:00 to 2:00pm

Speeches and/or presentations: 1:00pm to 1:40pm

Speaker is officially thanked and the meeting is ended promptly at 2:00 pm

Attendance typically runs from 25 to 30 people per meeting. Prior registration (online) is required to facilitate arrangements.

Click here to see a list of upcoming luncheon speakers.

Investment Group

A small group of approximately 15 FElsters meet monthly to discuss investment ideas. These meetings follow immediately after the luncheons in September, November and January.  Every other month, the group gets together, either at someone’s home or alternative venue, to continue to exchange investment ideas and observations, followed by a light lunch.

FEIster Contacts

To learn more or to join the FEIsters, please contact:


David Balmer
Chair, Membership Committee:

Bob Eisner

Tom Evans

FEIster Steering Committee:
Treasurer & Arrangements
Investment Group Chair & Spring Outing

Ron Hosking
William Hewitt & John Goudey
Tom Evans & Bob Eisner
David Balmer & Fred Silk 
Naresh Khosla

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