GOING GLOBAL\nInternational visit sets new standard for dialogue\nFor the first time ever, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) chose Canada to host their foundation trustees meeting in April.\nCanadian input was a key reason for the four-day visit to Toronto. "Canada is a very important member of the IFRS community," said IASB chair Hans Hoogervorst. "Your thoughts and ideas permeate our standards."\nProviding input is exactly what Canadian CPAs did. More than 6,500 people registered for an ask-about-IFRS webinar with Hoogervorst and board member Stephen Cooper. At another event, 160 stakeholders exchanged their views and experiences about global standard setting. Panellists presented Canada’s role with the IASB, particularly the work being done to close the gap between US standards and IFRS. View the archived webinar at cpacanada.ca/ifrswebinar.\n \n \nCPA CANADA AWARDS\nPublic sector in the spotlight\nIt was their night to shine. On May 27, CPA Canada handed out its prestigious Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management.\nLifetime Achievement Award winner Paul Drolet made Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada the go-to department for SAP financial management.\nClaude Rochette, winner of the Financial Leadership (CFO) Award for his work with the Canada Border Services Agency, demonstrated the power of strategy to achieve results.\nThe Innovation Award was shared by the Deputy Chief Financial Officers’ Council for strengthening federal financial management over 12 years and an Environment Canada team for developing an integrated control framework to report environmental liabilities.\nFor details, go to cpacanada.ca/psfmawards.\nUNIFICATION\nProvincial updates\nOn May 11, the Nova Scotia Chartered Professional Accountants Act received royal assent. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia is now an official organization.\nThanks to the Prince Edward Island government’s proclamation on April 1, members in PEI can officially use the CPA designation.\nIn British Columbia, the Chartered Professional Accountants Act passed its final reading in March. The lieutenant-governor’s signature is all that’s needed to make unification official.\nIn Alberta, the three accounting bodies joined forces in March under the working name of CPA Alberta Joint Venture. It is preparing for proclamation.\nGet all the unification news at unification.cpacanada.ca/blog/category/news.\nMEMBER NEWS\nDesign your own CPA Canada enewsletter\nImagine receiving a customized enewsletter that’s packed with nothing but the information you want. That’s the big idea behind CPA Canada Member News.\nGot a few minutes? Update your preferences on CPA Canada’s website and receive a monthly enewsletter filled with news, research and events that interest you. Go to cpacanada.ca/myaccount.\nToday’s accountants must not just measure value but create it\n—Tashia Batstone in "Different CPA paths for different visions," The Bottom Line, May.