Volunteer with CPA Canada

Learn background information about volunteering with CPA Canada and the many different ways you can get involved as a CPA Canada volunteer.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) owes much of our success in delivering our mission to the continued commitment of its volunteers.

“Each year, some 800 dedicated volunteers contribute an enormous amount of time, energy and expertise to the CPA profession on a wide range of strategically important projects and activities. CPA Canada and the entire CPA profession owe them a huge debt of gratitude,” says Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, former president and CEO, CPA Canada.

We periodically conduct surveys of our volunteers to seek their views about their experiences on CPA boards, committees and task forces. The vast majority of volunteers say that their most important reward for dedicating time and expertise is a high degree of personal satisfaction. Of our past volunteers, 99 per cent say they would like to volunteer again.

About our volunteers

Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • public practice
  • industry
  • government and Crown corporations
  • education
  • professional firms
  • not-for-profit organizations

Many volunteers are broadly experienced professionals and recognized experts in their fields. They enjoy a unique opportunity to network with peers while giving back to the CPA profession by working on challenging projects and participating in key meetings.

Three types of volunteer roles:

  • collaborating to create intellectual property for CPA Canada
  • acting in advisory roles to staff
  • making critical decisions for the profession and for the organization

“Non-traditional” volunteer activities include:

  • delivering free financial education sessions to the public at the grassroots level through the Community Connect Financial Literacy program
  • working on one-off projects including reviewing staff-produced materials, delivering webinars and speaking at conferences and other events
  • serving on inter-institute boards, committees, task forces and working groups

If you have any questions about volunteering at CPA Canada, please email the Volunteer Group at volunteers@cpacanada.ca.


Learn about our volunteers and their contributions that help enhance the profession.

Highlights

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