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CPA Canada made headlines for several of its initiatives this year, including the CPA Canada Foresight project, new agreements with international accounting bodies and ongoing advocacy for an overhaul of the Canadian tax system.

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Year in review: How CPA Canada hit the headlines in 2018

The organization made news this year for its groundbreaking work at home and around the world

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CPA Canada was a newsmaker in 2018. From winning a top communications award to signing agreements with international accounting bodies, the organization hit the headlines for its significant achievements. As well, our thought leaders weighed in on current issues in finance, economic development and government policy.

Here are some highlights of the year:

Joy Thomas among Canada’s 100 most powerful women

Women’s Executive Network names nine CPAs on its annual list recognizing women in diverse fields, including CPA Canada’s CEO

CPA support of climate change recommendations ‘hugely important’ to achieving goals of task force, Carney says

The Bank of England Governor talks to Joy Thomas about how he defines the success of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and the role accountants will play in it

Climate change and how the profession is evolving key themes at World Congress of Accountants

At the three-day event in Sydney, Australia, CPA Canada played a key role delivering two presentations and moderating a panel

Fall fiscal update earmarks in excess of $17-billion in new spending over six years 

Federal government opts to go deeper in deficit in a bid to bolster Canada’s competitiveness, the Fall Economic Statement reveals

Innovative project encourages CPAs and stakeholders to collaborate on the future of the profession

In-person CPA Canada Foresight roundtables and online discussions will help create strategies to solidify CPAs as leaders in the business world

No time like the present for tax reform in Canada, says global community

CPA Canada report suggests taking inspiration from other countries’ best practices to help overhaul the Canadian tax framework

CPA Canada to offer an additional writing of the Common Final Examination

The challenging three-day CFE examination will be available in May and September for 2020

Celebrating five years of global leadership

The successful unification of our profession is just the beginning. The future is bright for Canadian CPAs.

Survey says Canadians are feeling the heat this summer with rising costs of daily expenses

Results from CPA Canada survey show filling your tank and keeping the fridge stocked may cost more than it did a year ago

New agreements with international accounting bodies open up career opportunities abroad

Canadian CPAs have access to designations from India as well as England and Wales

Canadian and Hong Kong accountants united, gaining ground and opportunity, with new membership agreement

Agreement allows accountants to work overseas and meet the necessary credentials of fellow association


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