Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award celebrates and recognizes distinguished young members of CPA Ontario (under 35) who are leaders in their companies, communities and industries, making notable contributions in Ontario. Emerging Leaders are innovators who have demonstrated significant impact while giving back to their communities.

Do you know a young, innovative professional who is shaping the future? Submit your nomination today!

Emerging Leader Award recipients

Get introduced to our past award recipients. Each recipient of the CPA Ontario Emerging Leader Award receives a congratulatory package, including an award that recognizes their accomplishments and invitations to Emerging Leader special events.

Nominees must:

  • Be an active member of CPA Ontario in good standing
  • Be under 35 years of age on the nomination deadline
  • Members who have been registered with CPAO for at least one year in the last 12 months and have made significant contribution in Ontario
  • Have demonstrated significant accomplishments within the innovation, impact and social responsibility fields
  • Not be an employee of CPA Ontario or a member of the Selection Committee or Emerging Leaders Leadership Team

Nominators must:

  • Have known the nominee professionally for a minimum of two years and are not required to be a member of CPA Ontario
  • If the nominator is not a member of CPA Ontario, a letter of reference from a CPA Ontario member must also be included.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation
  • Demonstrate, with examples, how the nominee has met the criteria
  • If the nominator is not a member of CPA Ontario and is successful, an endorsement from a CPA Ontario member will be required.
Emerging Leader Award recipients and unsuccessful nominees will be contacted directly by the Member Experience department. If you have any questions about the award or the nomination process, please email our team.