June 18, 2014
Today we celebrate a momentous event in the history of our profession. The members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Certified General Accountants of Ontario have voted to support the unification of the accounting profession in Ontario.
23 per cent of CPA Ontario members voted, with a 64 per cent majority of voters supporting the Unification Agreement – Key Terms and 10 per cent voting to let Council decide. 54 per cent of CGA Ontario members voted, with 97 per cent supporting the agreement.
Members of CMA Ontario voted last year in support of unification and became members of CPA Ontario in April 2014.
Together with our partners at the national and provincial levels, our combined 80,000-plus members are now part of a unification movement that represents all of Canada’s more than 185,000 designated accountants. This is a significant achievement, one which brings the opportunity for a united accounting profession to speak on behalf of the public interest and its members.
With member support affirmed, the leadership of CPA Ontario and CGA Ontario will soon sign a unification agreement and begin working to integrate the organizations. CPA Ontario will seek a Chartered Professional Accountants Act from the Province of Ontario as soon as possible. Members will be kept informed throughout the process.
We would like to thank the many members who took the time to inform themselves regarding the unification proposal and participate in this landmark achievement through voting. Your time and efforts are much appreciated and will help ensure the future success of our profession.
For More Information
If you have questions or comments, please share them with us by e-mail at Member_Viewpoint@cpaontario.ca and/or visit the CPA Ontario Unification Vote microsite for more information.
Rob Scullion, FCPA, FCA
Chair, CPA Ontario
Edward Carter, FCGA
Chair, CGA Ontario
R. N. (Rod) Barr, FCPA, FCA
President and Chief Executive Officer, CPA Ontario
Doug Brooks, FCGA
Chief Executive Officer, CGA Ontario