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Nomination file

The recipients of regional group CPA awards are selected based on their achievements and contributions to the advancement and visibility of the profession in a region or within a charitable organization in the case of the CPA Volunteer Award.

The files of the regional award recipients are automatically submitted in the corresponding category of the CPA Award of Excellence.


Selection criteria for the CPA awards: Émérite, Émergence and Recruit

Achievements and their impact (60% of the points)
  • Nature of the nominee’s achievements and impact on the nominee’s organization.
  • Originality and innovativeness of the nominee’s professional achievements.

Leadership (20% of the points)
  • Nature and significance of the responsibilities assumed by the nominee.
  • Career advancement (or future objectives from a career perspective).
  • Demonstration of the nominee’s dynamism and determination in achieving objectives.

Professional involvement (10% of the points)

  • Contribution of the nominee’s various professional achievements to the visibility of the profession and their impact in his or her region and beyond, where applicable.

Involvement in the community and with charitable organizations (10% of the points)

  • Philanthropic contributions or contributions to the community either personally or through cultural, political, athletic, charitable or other types of associations.

Selection criteria for the CPA Volunteer Award

Involvement in the community and with charitable organizations (50% of the points)
  • Philanthropic contributions or contributions to the community either personally or through cultural, athletic, charitable or other types of associations.
    (40% of the points)
  • Period covered by the volunteer work and time spent volunteering in months or years. (10% of the points)

Achievements and their impact (25% of the points)
  • Originality and innovativeness of the nominee’s achievements that had the greatest impact on the organization that benefited from the nominee’s volunteer services. (25% of the points)

Visibility of the profession (25% of the points)
  • Impact of the nominee's contributions on the visibility of the profession in the region and beyond, where applicable. (15% of the points)
  • Relevance of the letter of recommendation. (10% of the points)

Complete the nomination file

Nomination file

Each nomination file must include:
  • the duly completed nomination form;
  • the documents supporting the nomination (maximum 10 pages);
  • a letter of recommendation from a CPA or a FCPA;
  • the curriculum vitae of the nominee.
A nomination for the CPA Volunteer Award must also be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the general manager of the organization or the chair of its board, who must be sufficiently knowledgeable about the nominee and his or her achievements to attest to the accuracy of the information contained in the nomination file.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees must meet the following requirements:
  • be a member in good standing of the Quebec CPA Order;
  • be a member of the CPA Group that presents the award for which a nomination is submitted (have a place of business in the CPA Group's region).
In addition, some specific requirements apply to the various CPA awards:

CPA Award Requirements
Volunteer
  • Have major achievements to his or her credit within a charitable organization.
  • As an exception, for this award only, the nominee may be a member of the Group on the basis of his or her place of residence.
Émergence
  • Has held an accounting designation for more than 2 years and less than 12 years.
Émérite
  • Has held an accounting designation for more than 12 years.
 Recruit
  • Has obtained his or her permit in the last 24 months before the nomination was submitted.

 Exceptions

 The following persons are not eligible for the regional groups CPA awards:

  • members of the CPA Group council or its committees;
  • members of the Order’s Board of directors who serve on the Group’s council;
  • members employed by the Order;
  • members who hold the FCPA title.

Nominations will not be accepted for individuals:

  • who have been the subject of a disciplinary decision resulting in their being struck off the roll of a professional order or a similar organization; 
  • who have been struck off the roll or whose right to engage in professional activities has been suspended by the Board of directors or the Executive committee under sections 45, 45.1 and 55.1 of the Professional Code (criminal offence or disciplinary decision rendered by another order); 
  • who, at the time their nomination is submitted and reviewed, are subject to a limitation or suspension of the right to engage in professional activities; 
  • who are the subject of a syndic inquiry or who have been found guilty of a civil, criminal or penal offence. 

Selection process

  • The Selection committee has the authority to recommend a winner after reviewing the nominations.
  • The Selection committee may decide not to present any award in a given year or to present it to more than one nominee of equal merit.
  • The nomination file of the recipient (or recipients who tied for the award) is submitted in the corresponding category of the CPA Award of Excellence.
  • A nomination that has not been selected may be resubmitted, up to a maximum of 3 additional times. 
  • The Selection committee’s deliberations, the names of the nominees who have not been selected and the content of the nomination files will remain confidential. A summary of the winner’s achievements will be prepared for publication. 
  • The Selection committee’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • The winner is informed of the decision by telephone and in writing.

Consent

Award recipients agree to have their name mentioned in a press release issued by the Order. They also agree to have their photo and a brief description of their achievements published in the media, in Order communications to members and on the Order’s website.

Award recipients authorize the Order to retain their nomination file in its bank of nominees for a period of 10 years for submission to external contests or awards, provided the Order obtains their consent before making such submissions.

Questions? 

Contact us by email at prixregionaux@cpaquebec.ca.

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