The 2016 golf tournament raises $60,000 - The CPA Foundation continues to fulfill its mission to support the next generation

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Montreal, September 24, 2016 – This past Monday, the Foundation of Quebec CPAs raised $60,000 during its 2016 golf tournament at the Pinegrove Country Club in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Geneviève Mottard, CPA, CA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec CPA Order, served as honorary chair of the event, which drew 125 CPAs and business people from all backgrounds to support the next generation.

Ms. Mottard took the opportunity to declare that education is one of the best investments society can make. “In terms of social progress and economic development, we all come out ahead if, in training the next generation, we convey the values that characterize the CPA profession, namely integrity, excellence, rigour, commitment and openness,” Ms. Mottard said.

Because the Foundation firmly believes that lack of money should never stand in the way of realizing one’s dreams, it will allocate most of the funds collected this year to support students who need financial assistance to make their career plans a reality. That is why, earlier this year, the Foundation created five $10,000 scholarships for students in need and Syrian refugees who are in the process of registering in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The new scholarships will be awarded for the first time this coming November. 

From left to right: Pierre Brochu, FCPA, FCA, Foundation Vice-Chair, Geneviève Mottard, CPA, CA, Honorary Chair of the golf tournament, Brigitte Chartier, CPA, CA, Foundation Chair, Guy Blanchette, FCPA, FCA, and Jean-François Lasnier, FCPA, FCMA, directors.

Foundation Chair Brigitte Chartier, CPA, CA, pointed out that “thanks to the support of thousands of CPAs, businesses and firms, the Foundation has been able to hand out $1.7 million in scholarships, awards and grants to some 1,150 CPAs and future CPAs across Quebec since its creation four years ago.” Ms. Chartier also took the opportunity to acknowledge the substantial backing the Foundation has received from the CPA Order.

The Foundation would like to thank the patrons of honour and partners of the golf tournament, who made the event a resounding success.

About the Foundation of Quebec CPAs
The Foundation contributes to promoting education and the advancement of knowledge in the accounting profession’s areas of expertise. The Foundation of Quebec CPAs now offers 10 scholarship programs to college students and university students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels, as well as a research and publication assistance program in support of CPA faculty.

About the Quebec CPA Order
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 38,000 members and 5,600 future CPAs, making it the third largest professional order in Quebec. 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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Jean-Louis Laplante
Manager, Public Affairs
Quebec CPA Order
T. 514 288.3256 [3024]  1 800 363.4688

Marie-Josée Hamel
Foundation of Quebec CPAs
T. 514 288.3256 [2212]  1 800 363.4688

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