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Nomination file for the Volunteer Award

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Volunteer Award recipients are selected based on their achievements within the charitable organization. When submitting a nomination, nominees must select a category on the registration form.

  • Young volunteer
    Nominees must be under 35 and already very active in their community.
  • Volunteer achievement
    Nominees must be 35 and over and contribute to improving the quality of life of their fellow citizens through their community involvement.

A $3,000 donation will be made to each organization that benefited from the services of the Volunteer Award recipient.

The selection criteria are listed below.

Selection Criteria

Achievements and their outcomes

  • Philanthropic contributions or contributions to the community either personally or through cultural, athletic, charitable or other types of associations;
  • Originality and innovativeness of the nominee’s achievements that had the greatest impact on the organization that benefited from the nominee’s volunteer services;
  • Period covered by the volunteer work and time spent volunteering in months or years;
  • Impact of these contributions on the visibility of the profession in the region.

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 (have a place of business in the CPA Group's region);
  • have made significant achievements.


The following persons are not eligible for this award:

  • 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 who hold the FCPA title;
  • members employed by the Order.

The following persons are not eligible for this award:

  • members 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;
  • members 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);
  • members 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;
  • members 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 in each category after reviewing the nominations. It may recommend that the Volunteer Award not be presented for a given year in one category or the other, or both, or that it be presented to 2 nominees of equal merit.
  • 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.

Nomination file

Each nomination file must include:

  • the duly completed nomination form;
  • documents supporting the nomination (maximum 10 pages);
  • the curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  • the organization’s financial statements from the past year.

Each nomination file must include 2 letters of recommendation, one signed by a chartered professional accountant and the other by the organization’s executive director or chair, 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.

Call for nominations

Nomination files are only accepted during the annual nomination period, which has ended at 4:00 p.m on November 25, 2016. Only complete files will be submitted to the Selection committee. The next call for nominations will take place in 2017.


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.


Please contact your regional group:

Abitibi-Témiscamingue CPA Group:
Chaudière-Appalaches CPA Group:
Montérégie CPA Group:
Montreal CPA Group:
Outaouais CPA Group:
Quebec City CPA Group:
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean CPA Group: