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2016 Media Releases

CPA Ontario announces “Get with the PROgram” video contest winners

TORONTO, April 1, 2016 – The winners of the Get with the PROgram CPA video competition has been announced: Zoe Yang and Joyce Dao, both from Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute. Each of them receives $1,000, in addition to $1,000 ($500 for each winning video) for their school’s business department and kudos from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario for their imaginative and exciting videos.

The videos can be viewed on YouTube at:

The other finalists were:

Ontario post-secondary and high school students were given a chance to bring out their inner video auteur – whether it’s Christopher Nolan serious or Will Ferrell funny – in the Get with the PROgram CPA video competition. This year’s theme was “Why Chartered Professional Accountants are the PROs of the Business World” and the winning entries get fame and glory in addition to cash.

“Get with the PROgram is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge of the CPA designation and show off their video-making skills, while competing for cash prizes,” said Vicki Liederman, Director of Student Recruitment, with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

“The level of creativity shown by the accounting profession’s future CPAs has been incredibly inspiring and their videos are so much fun to watch. You’ll be amazed when you see their mini-movies at”

A big part of the contest was based on how well participants promoted their video. The more views, likes and positive ratings received on YouTube, the better. Aside from $1,000 each for the two winners, the other finalists will receive $300 for second place and $200 for third place.

The Get with the PROgram video competition: just one more reason why students across the province are engaging with CPA Ontario.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 85,000 members and 23,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.

For more information, please contact:
Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271
[email protected]