The Foundation of Quebec CPAs Fashion Show is a success!

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Montreal, October 25, 2012 – The spotlight was on 12 models for a day from the Foundation of Quebec CPAs as they hit the catwalk in front of an audience of more than 200 guests at Ogilvy's, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. This chic and elegant event, the first-ever fundraising activity of the Foundation of Quebec CPAs, helped raise $35,000. All funds will be distributed through the Foundation’s scholarship programs and research grants.

Resulting from the merger of the Foundation of Quebec CAs and the Quebec CMA Foundation, the new registered charity contributes to promoting education and the advancement of knowledge in the accounting profession's areas of expertise. By awarding scholarships and research grants, the Foundation of Quebec CPAs is fulfilling its mission to support academic perseverance and foster social and community involvement which can impact the development of the next generation and the visibility of the profession.

“It’s important for the next generation to be able to count on strong ambassadors of the profession who are involved in the community,” says Diane Messier, FCPA, FCA, Vice-President, Qualification, at the Ordre des CPA du Québec. “By meeting dynamic and successful women like those we watched this evening who are committed to the common good, the next generation will be inspired to succeed. We hope the fashion show becomes a regular event, which would enable to Foundation to support these talented young people for years to come,” she adds.

From business professional to model for a day

Twelve members of the Ordre des CPA took part in the fashion show by modelling clothes from Ogilvy Collections. Here are our models for a day:

Véronique Belley, CPA, CA, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mélina Chagnon-Friolet, CPA, CA, Groupe TVA
Manon Durivage, FCPA, FCA, BDO Canada
Alexandra Genest, CPA, CA, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche
Isabelle Giguère, CPA, CA, KPMG
Mariève Héroux, CPA, CA, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche
Josée Lachance, CPA, CA, TD Insurance
Chantal Le Rossignol, CPA, CA, Ordre des CPA du Québec
Julieta-Rosibel Maltez-Pastran, CPA, CA, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Annick Morneau-Montreuil, CPA, CA, Mazars Harel Drouin
Edith Pion, CPA, CA, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Linda Williams, CPA, CA, Ernst & Young

The Foundation of the Order would like to thank its valuable partners, without whom this event would not have been possible:

"Diamond" partners:
Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche

"Emerald" partners:
BDO Canada
Ernst & Young
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
"Ruby" partner:
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

“Sapphire” partner:
Copie Express
Industrielle Alliance
Mazars Harel Drouin
TD Assurance Meloche Monnex
VIA Rail Canada

Who are chartered professional accountants?
CPAs are professionals recognized for their rigor, acumen, versatility and credibility. They have been trained to be the best in their area of expertise, and their skills enable them to serve enterprises, organizations and the general public.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has close to 35,500 members and 6,500 future CPAs. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession ─ assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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For information:
Mélanie Verville
Manager, Communications
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T 514 288-3256 [3014] • 1 800 363-4688 [3014]