Calling directors of not-for-profit organizations: October seminars

These seminars will provide board directors of NFPs with key information on the oversight of financial affairs and governance frameworks of the organizations they serve.

Event Details

Location and date:
Winnipeg October 8, 2015
Vancouver October 6, 2015
Edmonton October 7, 2015

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), in collaboration with provincial CPA bodies, will be hosting seminars for directors of not-for-profit organizations in Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

You can choose to attend or enroll your clients for one or both sessions.

Seminar 1: Understanding NFP financial statements for non-CPA directors

This session will help board directors of NFPs understand financial statements and their responsibilities in overseeing organizational finances. Learn from experts about:

  • the roles and responsibilities of the board, management and the auditor in financial reporting
  • the concepts and terminology of financial reporting in the NFP sector
  • the ways in which donations to the organization can be accounted for
  • the financial statements you will encounter in your role as an NFP director


This session is a client relationship building opportunity for clients; it is not appropriate for CPAs.

Seminar 2: Good governance for NFP directors

This seminar will help board directors understand how to ensure the NFPs they serve are equipped with a good governance framework. Learn how to:

  • understand the legislative requirements and environment
  • design a governance framework
  • implement the framework
  • ensure the right board dynamics
  • ask the right questions to ensure your NFP's governance framework and supporting processes are effective


This session is appropriate for both CPAs and clients who are NFP board directors.

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


CPA Manitoba Offices
One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X3

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8


Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793