$31,000 to support Quebec's next generation of accounting professionals

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Montreal, June 3, 2014 – The Foundation of Quebec CPAs held its prestigious wine and cheese event last Thursday at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Montreal. Thanks to the many people who attended the event and their commitment towards the next generation of accounting professionals, a grand total of $31,000 was raised. The funds will go to many students from across Quebec in the form of scholarships and awards.

Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, Chair of the Foundation, thanked all the participants who “contributed directly to fund the Foundation’s scholarship programs aimed at encouraging young people to persevere in their studies and become involved in the community.” Mr. Verreault also mentioned that since the Foundation was created on August 31, 2012, close to $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards of excellence have been presented to nearly 800 young people thanks to the generosity of thousands of CPAs and institutions who partner with the Foundation.

From left to right: Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order, Manon Durivage, FCPA, FCA, First Vice-Chair of the Order, Roch Leblanc, FCPA, CA, Foundation director, Jean-François Lasnier, FCPA, FCMA, Executive Vice-President at the Order, Tracie-Lynn Philipps, and Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, chair of the Foundation

“Encouraging those who will shape Quebec’s accounting profession in the coming years makes complete sense. The CPA profession embraces the values of integrity, excellence, rigour, commitment and openness. Supporting the next generation is a good way to achieve these values,” said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order.

In addition to the many partners who generously offered sponsorships and auctioned prizes, the Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to its Diamond, Emerald and Ruby partners whose support was instrumental in making this event such a huge success.

Via Rail Canada

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Medavie Blue Cross

The public is invited to join the Foundation at its annual golf tournament to benefit the next generation. This year’s tournament will be held on September 8, 2014 at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club in Île-Bizard, under the honorary chairmanship of Louis-Philippe Carrière, FCPA, FCA, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Saputo. Visit the Foundation’s website for details.

About the Foundation of Quebec CPAs
The Foundation is a registered charity that 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 fulfills 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.

About the Ordre des CPA du Québec
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has over 36,000 members and 7,000 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, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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Cédrick Beauregard
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T. 514 288.3256 [3024]  1 800 363.4688

Marie-Josée Hamel
Manager, Foundation of Quebec CPAs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T. 514 288.3256 [2212]  1 800 363.4688

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