Ontario FEIsters are a group of retired FEI Canada members. We are mostly located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and southern Ontario, but are not geographically limited.

FEIsters currently have approximately 60 members, including retired CFOs of some of the most prominent companies in the GTA region (mainly public and listed). We are seasoned, yet willing to learn about new perspectives on public policy and broad community issues.

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

In addition to continued peer networking during their retirement years, FEIsters remain interested in financial matters and investments, as this has been their livelihood and to an extent remains so today.

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

*For the 2015/16 year, dues are $25 payable to Ontario FEIsters – c/o Fred Silk.

FEIsters Meetings

FEIsters normally meet five times per year – four are with luncheon speakers (one of which is joint with the Toronto Chapter) and one is a social outing with spouses or significant others in May, to one of the Stratford Theatres or the Shaw Festival.

Regular Meetings

  • Regular meetings are usually held at the Hot House Cafe, 35 Church Street (at Front Street), Toronto.
  • Luncheons are from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm:
  • Short reception: 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm
  • Speeches and/or presentations: 1:10 pm to 1:40 pm (approximately)
  • Lively Question & Answer session until 1:55 pm
  • Speaker is officially thanked and the meeting is ended promptly at 2:00 pm

Lunches are $35 per luncheon (pay for those you attend), which includes one pre-luncheon drink, usually a glass of wine.

Attendance typically runs from 25 to 30 people per meeting. Prior registration is requested to facilitate arrangements.

Click here to see a list of upcoming luncheon speakers.

After the Meeting

A small group of approximately 15 FEIsters meet and discuss investment ideas for 90 minutes after regularly scheduled meetings.

This group also meets two or three times between luncheons, usually at someone’s home or for a social evening which is assessed at club cost.

FEIster Contacts

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


Fred Silk
Chair, Membership Committee:

Kurt Kroesen

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