CPA Canada named financial literacy organization of the year

International recognition for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) with the organization receiving a prestigious EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) Award.

TORONTO, April 10, 2014 – International recognition for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) with the organization receiving a prestigious EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) Award.

CPA Canada was named Organization of the Year, Nonprofit, by the Institute for Financial Literacy, based in the United States.

Now in their eighth year, the EIFLE awards are presented by the Institute and acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. In total, 16 awards were presented.

“We are truly honoured to be recognized with the EIFLE award,” says Cairine Wilson, vice-president, member services, CPA Canada. “It is especially encouraging to be among so many other award-winning organizations and individuals all working toward a common goal of advancing financial literacy.”

CPA Canada produces practical publications and maintains a website dedicated to financial literacy (www.financialdecisionsmatter.com). It also oversees a major outreach initiative involving professional accountants delivering financially-focused seminars.

Community Connect provides free, unbiased, straight-forward information sessions. There are no commissions, fees or referrals.

“CPA Canada would not be as effective in helping Canadians without the assistance of the many professional accountants who volunteer their time to help others gain more financial confidence,” says Wilson. “We want people to become better money managers by gaining the knowledge required to make the best financial decisions based on their circumstances.”

Wilson accepted the award last night in New Orleans on behalf of CPA Canada at the Annual Conference on Financial Education.

About CPA Canada


CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations this year. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally. www.cpacanada.ca

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