The IRMAC Lunch

Graciously sponsored by Rosscam Executive Search Group / Universal Support Systems (3 year Sponsor and Corporate Member), SAS Institute (3 year sponsor and Corporate Member) , Embarcadero Technologies, Visible Systems, and Wilshire Conferences.


Kelvin F. Cantafio Chief Information Officer Foster Parents Plan

As the Chief Information Officer at Foster Parents Plan of Canada, Kelvin Cantafio is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organization’s information systems. With 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry, Mr. Cantafio brings a wealth of technical and business knowledge to the position.

Since joining Foster Parents Plan in 1995, Mr. Cantafio has led the organization’s move to maximize efficiencies through the development and implementation of a technology infrastructure aligned with business requirements. A key element of the system, the data warehouse, won the prestigious RealWare Award by Intelligent Enterprise Magazine and was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award.

After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Mr. Cantafio began his career at Sears Canada, focusing on distribution and retail systems. Prior to joining Foster Parents Plan, Mr. Cantafio spent nearly 15 years in Information Technology at Canadian Tire, where he was responsible for introducing techniques and technologies to streamline core business processes.

Mr. Cantafio is a member of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). He has published articles in CIPS and STORES magazines and presented addresses at the Distribution Executive Conference and The Retail Council of Canada.

Foster Parents Plan of Canada ( is a member of PLAN International, a humanitarian, child-focused, international development organization that has been making a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families and their communities for more than 60 years. Canadians play a leading role in Foster Parents Plan activities, sponsoring 100,000 of the more than 1.1 million children supported by the international organization.

Please reserve your place prior to Wednesday May 31st, with Harry Fletcher at (416) 484-7401 or . Please indicate with your reply if an alternate meal is required. Reservations are important. If you are unable to attend and have already reserved, please let us know since we must pay for every reservation whether you attend or not.

Members: Please note that a Corporate membership includes lunch for a maximum of three representatives. The guest fee is $40, payable to IRMAC (Information Resource Management Association of Canada). If your membership is up for renewal you can pay at the registration desk.

I look forward to seeing you then. We will again have sponsored tables and prizes, so be sure to plan on staying for the full program.


Jun 07 2000


11:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington)

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