President and Chief Executive Officer

Gabriel Miller

Gabriel Miller is an experienced not-for-profit leader who has built an extensive track record in member relations, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and public policy development over his 16-year career.

Prior to joining the Federation, he served in a series of senior roles with the Canadian Cancer Society, culminating as Vice-President of Public Issues, Policy and Cancer Information. Miller has extensive experience building public dialogue on complex issues such as end-of-life and palliative care, directed successful national campaigns, and been a leader in highly effective coalitions, including one that led to the federal ban on asbestos announced in 2016. He is an experienced media spokesperson who has appeared in major national television news broadcast organizations and leading Canadian newspapers.

Previously, Miller was the Government and Media Relations Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which represents big city mayors and municipal governments across the country.

Miller holds a B.A in Philosophy from Queen’s University, and has served as a member of several not-for-profit boards as well as on the Government of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Advisory Committee.

Director of Congress and Events

Laura Chajkowski

Laura Chajkowski has supported the Federation over the past seven years in various roles, the most recent being Director, Congress and Events since January 2017.

She is an experienced conference management professional with a 30-year career, which includes more than 20 years as a conference/association management business owner and 15 years in hotel/catering and sales in the hospitality industry. 

Laura has a Diploma (Honours) in Hospitality Management from Humber College, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) accreditation from the Convention Liaison Council, and a Global Certificate in Meetings Management (CMM) designation from Cornell University.

Board of Directors

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