H. Marcel Caron – 2009 recipient

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H. Marcel Caron, FCA †

2009 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The career of H. Marcel Caron, FCA, was marked by stellar achievements whose repercussions were felt throughout Quebec society. In 1964, he became the President of the Ordre’s precursor, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Quebec, and in 1979, accepted the position of President of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was appointed a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) in 1982 and of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec in 1983.

H. Marcel Caron is a pioneer of the French-language shift at Clarkson Gordon, which later became Caron Bélanger Ernst & Young, now Ernst & Young. His achievements, combined with his leadership and communication skills, ensured his role as architect of this process.

Reflecting his commitment to society, H. Marcel Caron has served on and chaired numerous boards of directors of professional, artistic and charitable organizations. His contribution throughout his career to the promotion and advancement of the CA profession is remarkable. His many roles include chair of the board of directors of the Corporation de l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal, member of the Auditor General of Canada’s Panel of Senior Advisors, Vice-president and governor of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, director of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation and treasurer of the Jules et Paul-Émile Léger Foundation.

In 1980, Mr. Caron became an Officer of the Order of Canada and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal in recognition of his dedication to university teaching. In 1991, he received the Gala du Commerce award for his contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of Quebec society. He was also awarded a Mérite Diocésain for the Laurentian region in 2004.