Professional matters: online resources to check out — August 2014

CPA Canada launches its new advertising campaign in major Canadian airports. The Canadian government introduces its new Anti-Spam Law, and CPA Canada announces four new tax courses for this fall.

BRANDING

The ultimate flight

"Pros know how to protect the net." They also "make both dollars and sense." Those are two of the messages making a strong impression on billboards in Canada’s major airports.

Whether you’re flying in or out, you’ll notice the blue and white banners establishing CPAs as professional, skilled business advisers.

CPA Canada’s advertising campaign has received high marks for impact and brand awareness. Increased outdoor advertising is helping drive — or rather fly — the message home. Read more about the campaign at cpapro.ca/see-the-campaign.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Tax courses blend best of class and cloud

This fall, CPA Canada is offering four new tax courses:

  • Accounting for Income Taxes
  • US Tax for the Canadian Tax Practitioner
  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development
  • Indirect Taxes

All will be delivered through a combination of e-learning and in-person sessions.

The introductory-level curriculum is ideal for members who provide general tax advice in a multidisciplinary practice and tax practitioners who don’t often deal with the topics covered. Each course offers the highest quality technical content, rich context-filled case studies and a flexible format to fit your learning style.

To find more information and register, visit cpacanada.ca/taxblended.

TECH TALK

Anti-spamalot: it’s not a musical, it’s the law

Canada may have arrived late to the anti-spam party, but its legislation — called Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) — is the broadest and most onerous on the planet. The law came into effect on July 1, 2014.

To shed light on the details, CPA Canada has published two new Director Alerts, one for corporate governance (see cpacanada.ca/casl) and the other for not-for-profits (see cpacanada.ca/casl-nfp).

The alerts review the e-communications that CASL regulates, exemptions, penalties and issues of privacy and consent. They also include key questions directors should ask to ensure they’re in compliance.

 

NOT-FOR-PROFIT NOTES

Briefing asks all the right questions

The latest in CPA Canada’s Briefing Series may be a little nosy, but it’s all for good reason. The goal of Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations: Questions for Directors to Ask is the creation of productive, accountable organizations that deliver on their mission.

No topic is taboo. The guide asks, for example, how the organization monitors emerging trends and whether the CEO is appropriately empowered. It’s an excellent resource for new directors and others who create or renew governance frameworks.

Get your copy at cpacanada.ca/npogov.

ANNUAL REPORT

Powered by people

CPA Canada’s first annual report gives a nod to the combined efforts of staff, members, volunteers and businesspeople who built Canada’s new accounting designation and helped make CPA Canada’s first year a true success.

The fiscal 2014 report is available at cpacanada.ca/annualreport.

 

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Notice of Annual Meeting

Toronto, Ontario, September 24, 2014

The second Annual Meeting of the members of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada will be held in the InterContinental Hotel, Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 08:30 hours (local time) for the reception of the financial statements of CPA Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, together with the auditor’s report thereon; the appointment of a public accountant for the current fiscal year; and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Dated this 30th day of May 2014.

Kevin J. Dancey, FCPA, FCA

President & CEO

Shelley Brown, FCPA, FCA

Chair of the Board of Directors

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Notice of Annual Meeting

Toronto, Ontario, September 24, 2014

The one hundred and twelfth Annual Meeting of the members of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants will be held in the InterContinental Hotel, Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 09:00 hours (local time) for the reception of the reports of the Chair and the Board of Directors; the reception of the financial statements of the Institute for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, together with the auditor’s report thereon; the appointment of an auditor for the current fiscal year; and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Sub-section 20(3) of the by-laws permits members to be represented by proxy at any annual or special meeting of members of the institute and provides that no proxy shall be exercised by a person who is not a member of the Institute. If any member wishes to be represented by proxy, any proper form may be used. As a convenience to members, however, a form of proxy has been posted on CICA/CPA Canada’s website. Proxies for use at the meeting should be returned promptly to the attention of Mr. Walter Palmer, Fasken Martineau LLP, 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20, Toronto, ON M5H 2T6.

Dated this 30th day of May 2014

Kevin J. Dancey, FCPA, FCA

President & CEO

Shelley Brown, FCPA, FCA

Chair of the Board of Directors

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