Innovative project aims to shape the future of the accounting profession Unprecedented change is transforming the global business landscape. With change coming from so many directions, the ability to adapt quickly is key. We need your help turning today’s challenges into opportunities. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email CPA Canada Foresight: Reimagining the profession is an initiative that brings CPAs and the broader business community together to discuss the industry’s most relevant issues, like obsolescence by automation, predicting future skillsets and more. This initiative includes in-person roundtables and a digital conversation you can join to share your thoughts. We need your input! Join many other CPAs and stakeholders who are sharing their thoughts on our online platform, Soapbox. Here’s how you can join the conversation: Step 1: Click the Join button and create an account. It will only take 1 minute. Step 2: Share your thoughts on the three key uncertainty discussions Step 3: Respond to the ideas of others or vote for your favourite responses Step 4: Visit Soapbox often – we will be sharing new content (videos, interviews, questions, scenarios) from our round table events to deepen the discussion. Join What happens next? CPA Canada will host round table events with various CPAs, stakeholders, and disruptors to develop a variety of scenarios to reinvent the accounting profession. The cross-pollination of ideas from CPAs across Canada and global stakeholders in diverse fields and careers will create a full picture of where we're headed, where we want to go, and how we'll get there. We will share information every step of the way. Stay in the know Although our round table events are by invitation only, we don’t want you to miss out! Check back often for access to videos, reports, and other resources from our round table events. Use these resources to engage with participants in our digital conversation. Round Table 1 - Framing Workshop (September 4-5) - Conversation Summary Round Table 2 - Scenario Building Workshop (October 15, 16, 17) Round Table 3 - Confirmation Workshop (November 26-28) - Scenario Building Summary - Slow and Steady Scenario - Phoenix Rising Scenario - Tech Titans Scenario - My Way Scenario Round Table 4 - Refinement Workshop (December 3-4) Related Articles Accounting | The Profession The future is now 5.3.2018 | Joy Thomas CPA Canada president and CEO, Joy Thomas, reflects on building a profession ready for disruption Accounting | The Profession Innovative project encourages CPAs and stakeholders to collaborate on the future of the profession 7.26.2018 | Daniel McKenzie In-person roundtables and online discussions will help create strategies to solidify CPAs as leaders in the business world Most Popular Holiday | Fraud 10 seasonal phishing scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself against them 12.4.2018 | Daphne Gordon Don’t fall for these rackets designed to steal your money or identity. Stay alert (and safe) with these tips to help you spot fraudulent schemes. Holiday | Trends 6 holiday gifts that will speak to the accountant in your life 12.3.2018 | Sophie Nicholls Jones Cross all the CPAs off your list. From personalized T-shirts to a fitness-tracking smartwatch, this line-up has all your finance friends covered. Canada | Financial Literacy Canadians concerned about the future of their finances, study says 12.3.2018 | Bryan Borzykowski The CPA Canada 2018 Finance Study reveals we have mixed feelings about our funds. And more education is needed for better money management. Canada | Marijuana Canadians need to be educated on cannabis in the workplace, new study says 11.29.2018 | Sophie Nicholls Jones Research is limited on the impact marijuana use has on productivity and safety at work. Now, organizations need to revisit their employment policies.