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CPA Ontario Council Annual Meeting

2018 CPA Ontario Council Election and Notice of Annual Meeting

A letter to CPA Ontario Members from Alan Mak, Chair of Council, and Dave Vert, Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee

Greetings to all members. We have some exciting news to share with you. Nominations to Council are now open and this year we have five seats up for election. As we once again embark on Council elections, we would like to reflect on progress made over the last year.

2017 was a momentous year. Unification was enshrined into law and Council established a purposeful election process to increase transparency and enhance our ability to best support the organization in meeting its strategic objectives. Last year’s election process resulted in the election of five Council members who have added tremendous value: Jean Desgagne, Russ Jones, Bobby Kwon, Jennifer Lee and Catherine Russell.

Council is committed to build on its governance enhancements and continue to work to create value for the profession and membership. As unprecedented change continues to impact the profession, it is essential that Council ensures that it has the right skill sets to provide strategic guidance and capitalize on the CPA designation’s global mark of excellence. By continuing the process enacted last year, Council endeavors to fulfill this goal of bringing real value to members and the profession and remain a standard-bearer of integrity and good governance.

The five priority skills that Council has identified are: Innovation, Business Acumen, Governance, Change Management and Effective Communicator. Further background on each of these skills can be found below.

The Notice of the Annual Meeting to be held September 21, 2018 can be found below. Note that the nomination process will close August 16, 2018.

For questions, please contact Associate General Counsel, Tom Litzgus by email or phone 416.969.4153.

We look forward to hearing from you and we encourage everyone who feels that they can make a contribution to Council and help us support CPA Ontario’s vision to seek a nomination.


Alan T. Mak, FCPA, FCA
Chair of Council

Dave Vert, CPA, CA
Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee

Notice of Annual Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, commencing at 4 p.m., at 69 Bloor Street East in Toronto for the purposes, as set out in Bylaw section 5.1.

  • hearing and receiving the financial reports and statements for the year ended March 31, 2018, and the report of the auditor thereon;

  • electing five (5) members of the Council;

  • appointing the auditor for the corporation and authorizing the Council to fix the remuneration therefor;

  • presenting the Bylaw of 2018, made by Council, for approval;

  • confirming the acts of the Council and officers; and

  • transacting any business properly brought before the meeting

All members in good standing as of September 11, 2018 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

All proxies must be deposited with the Secretary no later than 3 p.m. on September 21, 2018.

Continuing Governance Enhancements to Guide Membership

CPA Ontario is continuing to build on its recent governance enhancements. Beginning last year, CPA Ontario’s Council initiated an election process in order to identify candidates who possess skills and attributes that will bring additional breadth and scope to Council’s current skill set and enhance its ability to provide strategic, forward-looking leadership and guidance. Those candidates whose skills and attributes align with these objectives will be identified by Council. We believe that by taking a considered and strategic approach to the Council election process, we can bring real value to CPA Ontario, the profession and our membership.

There are five priority skills and attributes outlined below that are being sought in this year’s candidates that will support the strategic objectives of the organization. There are five seats that are available for election. Each elected Council member will hold a seat for three years.

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