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CPA Ontario Council Annual Meeting

2017-2018 CPA Ontario Council Candidates

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CPA Ontario is at an important inflection point in its evolution. With unification now enacted in legislation as of May 17, 2017, CPA Ontario has a timely opportunity to take a strategic and purposeful approach to Council representation. This year, Council established a formalized candidate outreach and engagement process to further enrich and broaden Council’s current skill set. The identified priority skills are: Learning and Innovation; Branding and Thought Leadership; Risk Management; Global Experience; and Board and Governance. CPA Ontario is pleased to share that we have had strong interest in this year's upcoming Council election and have received nominations from a diverse and accomplished group of candidates. Council has identified those candidates who possess the specific skills and attributes we believe most aptly align with Council's 2017-2018 strategic objectives.

They are identified by asterisks (**) beside their names below.

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 You may vote confidentially (by proxy) online or by mail, or in person at the Annual Meeting.

2017-2018 Council Election

The number of members to be elected to the Council in 2017 is five (5). Familiarize yourself with the candidates prior to voting. Vote for no more than five (5) candidates. Any ballot and proxy marked with more than five (5) votes will be not be counted.

To vote at the Annual Meeting:

The scrutineer will be in attendance at the Annual Meeting at CPA Ontario’s office at 69 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 3 p.m. until the Annual Meeting commences at 4 p.m., to receive ballot and proxies directly from members. Members who prefer to cast a ballot in person after the Annual Meeting has commenced may do so only if they have registered with the scrutineer and obtained the necessary ballot prior to the commencement of the Annual Meeting. 

If you prefer to vote at the Annual Meeting, you may register to vote with the scrutineer between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at CPA Ontario’s office at 69 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

If you require assistance, please contact Karen Armstrong or call 416 969.4237.

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Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario will be for the purposes, as set out in By-law section 5.1, of:

  • hearing and receiving the financial reports and statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, 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;
  • electing Professor Stanley N. Laiken, BA, MBA, PhD, CBV an Honorary Member of CPA Ontario;
  • confirming the acts of the Council and officers thereof; and
  • transacting any business properly brought before the meeting.

All members in good standing as of September 18, 2017 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

All proxies must be deposited with the Secretary no later than 5 p.m. on September 27, 2017.

On behalf of the Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Nigel White, CPA, CMA, Secretary

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Candidate Priority Skills

  • Learning and Innovation: Experience within innovative companies and digital disruption environments; able to help management facilitate and foster innovation and technology to guide relevant changes in education (online learning, MOOCs (massive open online courses), continuing education) and align professional development.
  • Branding and Thought Leadership: Experienced at building content strategies (including digital) and effectively communicating to stakeholders in a trustworthy, cutting-edge manner that emphasizes subject matter.
  • Risk Management: Experienced at solving cyber, financial and reputational threats; has led or influenced a strategy or business going through business model disruption; has adapted to emerging technologies and fast-evolving consumer expectations.
  • Global Experience: Understands the global footprint of CPA Ontario through his/her own global experience and track record, and brings relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Board and Governance: Current board experience with perspective on "best-in-class" director contribution, risk oversight, committee structure and ideal governance frameworks; known to be an effective, collaborative director.