Toronto, ON (Sept. 16, 2010) – The Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) hosts its annual Practitioners’ Convention, September 23-25, 2010 at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, Niagara-on-the-lake, Niagara Falls. Topics of discussion include the latest legislation, standards and best practices related spanning private enterprise, income tax, GAAP, information technology governance, IFRS, HST and more.
CGAs, students and the public may regis¬ter and pay online by visiting CGA Ontario’s website and accessing the event registration section at cga-ontario.org.
Annual General Meeting & Awards - The Association will conduct its annual general meeting in conjunction with the convention, as well as its annual awards and honours ceremony paying tribute to CGAs in Ontario who have shown exemplary dedication to the profession, the Association and their respective communities.
2010 award recipients include:
Ontario Distinguished Service Award: Jack Cayne, CGA, Markham; Beato Amiel Dela Cruz, CGA, Mississauga; Michael Elliott, CGA, Hamilton; Lynda Murdoch-Furchner, CGA, Hamilton; Rafiq Rokerya, CGA, Mississauga; Howard Shen, FCGA, Toronto
Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award: Claire St. Pierre, CGA, Toronto
Donna MacGregor Outstanding Volunteer Award: David Alan (Al) Jones, FCGA, Ottawa
Fellowship Designation (FCGA): Haren Abeyagoonasekera, FCGA, Brampton; Lalbahadur Balkaran, FCGA, Scarborough; Edward Carter, FCGA, North York; Liang Chen, FCGA, Toronto; Phil Russo, FCGA, Woodbridge.
Convention sponsors include: Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., Definitive!, Canada Revenue Agency, Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business, Dr. Tax Software Inc., Genius Solutions, Human Resources Professionals Association, Johnstone’s Benefits, Pendock Mallorn Ltd., Security Financial Services & Investment Corp.; TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, Wires Jolley LLP, XCM Solutions / Xpitax, LLC.
About the Certified General Accountants of Ontario
Certified General Accountants of Ontario is the self-governing body that grants the exclusive right to the CGA designation, and controls the rigorous professional standards of accreditation and professionalism in accounting for its 20,000 CGAs and 8,000 students who are working towards their CGA designation in Ontario, in protection of the public interest. www.cga-ontario.org / www.cga-domore.org
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For more information, please contact:
Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relation, CGA Ontario
Phone: 416-544-4781 or 1-800-668-1454, ext. 8311