Skills for Change (SfC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and "sector-specific" programs and services for newcomers to the Canadian work environment, specifically, in the fields of accounting, biotechnology, engineering, education and healthcare. Its services connect thousands of newcomers with employers across the greater Toronto area. Annually, SFC serves more than 7,000 people.
SFC has a network of more than 700 employers in healthcare, retail, finance, information technology, manufacturing and social and government services. Certified General Accountants of Ontario is part of this network via sponsoring and participating in SFC’s New Pioneers Awards gala which honours individuals who have overcome barriers to achieve success in a specific category, and who have made significant contributions in the community.
CGA Ontario has sponsored the New Pioneers Skills for Change Graduate Award since 1998.
In addition to our sponsorship activities, individual CGAs mentor newcomers who wish to pursue professional Canadian accounting designations. Wayne Haymer, CGA, and Kanchan Kaura, CGA, are two examples. CGA Ontario also participates in Skills for Change's Sector Terminology and Information Counselling (STIC) program. Our staff speaks to STIC classes to provide details on how to become a CGA.
CGA Ontario 2009 Graduate Award Winner: Pedro A. Vargas-Zamora
Skills for Change, New Pioneers Awards Program
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