FINLIT\nMastering money conference, Nov. 1-2\nMoney talks — and it’s going to have plenty to say at CPA Canada’s first financial literacy conference.\n\nThe 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.\nTAX TALK\nStanding up for tax reform\nCPA Canada’s leaders — past and current — continue to influence Canada’s tax system.\n\nJoy 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.\nAWARD WINNERS\nMember News picks up US award\nMara Gulens, editor of Member News\n\nThe 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.\nDATA DIVING\nAlmost 2 in 3 Canadians have an emergency fund\n\nSAVE THE DATE\nCPA Canada’s First Annual Volunteer Awards\nCelebrate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.