Professional matters: news and views for members – October 2016

CPA Canada is set to host its first annual Volunteer Awards (Oct. 26) as well as its financial literacy conference (Nov. 1-2).

FINLIT

Mastering money conference, Nov. 1-2

Money talks — and it’s going to have plenty to say at CPA Canada’s first financial literacy conference.

The gathering, to be held Nov. 1 and 2 at Toronto’s Allstream Centre, will bring together government officials, financial professionals, financial educators and non-profit organizations to share best practices, innovative approaches and first-hand experience in financial education. It’s a great fit for anyone interested in improving the financial health of Canadians — and a great way to kick off Canada’s fifth annual Financial Literacy Month.

Find more details at cpacanada.ca/financialliteracyconference.

TAX TALK

Standing up for tax reform

Joy Thomas

CPA Canada’s leaders — past and current — continue to influence Canada’s tax system.

Joy Thomas, the president and CEO, presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in June, offering five specific suggestions to combat tax evasion. Kevin Dancey, CPA Canada’s past president and CEO, was named to an advisory panel assisting the Department of Finance in its promised review of federal tax expenditures.

AWARD WINNERS

Member News picks up US award

Mara Gulens, editor of Member News

The Association Media & Publishing’s Excel Awards are the Oscars of non-profit publishing, and CPA Canada’s Member News is one of only two publications recognized for general excellence in digital newsletters. Member News received a bronze award at a gala event in Washington, DC, in June. Sign up for your personalized Member News at cpacanada.ca/myaccount.

DATA DIVING

Almost 2 in 3 Canadians have an emergency fund

Canadian emergency fund chart

SAVE THE DATE

CPA Canada’s First Annual Volunteer Awards

Celebrate CPA Canada’s top volunteers in education, financial literacy, tax, standards, and research and guidance — as well as a special lifetime award winner — at a gala reception in Toronto on Oct. 26. A limited number of spots will be available. First come, first served. Contact volunteers@cpacanada.ca.
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