The Foundation of Quebec CPAs raises $101,000 during its golf tournament: a record year!

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Montreal, September 24, 2014 – On September 8, 2014, the Foundation of Quebec CPAs held its annual golf tournament 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. The commitment to the next generation of accounting professionals was clearly demonstrated by the many participants who helped raise a record $101,000. 

From left to right: Laurent Bleau, FCPA, FCMA, member of the fundraising committee, Marie-Josée Hamel, Foundation Manager, Louis-Philippe Carrière, FCPA, FCA, Honorary Chair, and Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, Foundation Chair.

Foundation Chair, Michel Verreault, FCPA, FCMA, reminded participants that “each day, the Foundation fulfills its mission to support the next generation thanks to generous donations from CPAs, businesses and firms.” Mr. Verreault also expressed sincere thanks to the event’s honorary chair who was instrumental in the overwhelming success of this activity.

Mr. Carrière noted that being associated with the Foundation as honorary chair came naturally to him. “As chartered professional accountants, we must contribute to the development of promising hopefuls from here and provide them with the opportunity to obtain a professional designation that paves the way for a thriving career. That’s why I accepted this role without hesitation, and I’m proud of how much we were able to raise, thanks to the generosity of many colleagues, partners and members of the foursomes of honour.”

“At each Foundation event, I’m always struck by the support demonstrated by CPAs and those who will form the next generation of Quebec chartered professional accountants. The future of the accounting profession is in good hands, and aspiring CPAs can count on us to help them reach great heights,” said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order.
The Foundation would like to thank its Prestige, Elite, Distinction and Associate partners, whose generosity contributed to the tournament’s resounding success. 




The Personal

Each year, the Foundation of Quebec CPAs presents a number of awards and scholarships to students from across Quebec, including CEGEP scholarships, undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships, scholarships to promote the migration and entrenchment of young CPAs in the regions, as well as CPA World Passport scholarships to assist students who are studying abroad. Since it was created two years ago, the Foundation has awarded close to $1 million to some 800 students and young CPAs.

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
Foundation of Quebec CPAs
T. 514 288.3256 [2212]  1 800 363.4688

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