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2020 CPA ONTARIO NOTICE OF AGM

As a member of CPA Ontario, you are an important contributor to this profession and your participation in our Council Election and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is valued and encouraged. Council plays an important role in helping guide and support CPA Ontario’s strategic vision and preparing the profession for the future, and we encourage all members to have their say in helping to shape the future of the organization by voting.

Due to physical distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, CPA Ontario will be holding this year’s AGM remotely through Lumi Global’s virtual meeting platform. All members in good standing as of September 16, 2020 are welcome to attend remotely and can register online using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Notice of the AGM can be found below. 

The AGM will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 p.m. On September 17, members will receive instructions on how to vote online for the Council Election. Online voting will be open from September 17 to September 24 at 5 p.m. and voting results will be announced at the meeting.

While Council Election voting will be available during the AGM, we strongly encourage all eligible members to vote online from September 17 to 24, prior to the meeting.

AGM Details

AGM registration opens at 3 p.m. on September 25 and the meeting starts at 4 p.m. To register, members must type in their CPA Ontario ID and a generic password, which will be available on the Lumi AGM platform. Relevant materials including the AGM Agenda, Notice, 2020 Annual Report (with summary financials), 2020 Regulatory Report, 2019 AGM Draft Minutes and the Lumi User Guide can be found below. 

We strongly encourage members to register early once registration opens at 3 p.m. in order to test their access to the virtual platform and have their CPA Ontario ID accessible to complete the sign in process.

Technical Requirements

The Lumi virtual meeting platform is compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. Please ensure your browser is compatible by logging in early. It is also available as an HTML client (i.e. a “web app”) for mobile web. Mobile apps currently supported by the platform include:

  • Android – Backwards compatible to 5 or “Lollipop.” Current released version of Android at time of publishing is Android 10.0.
  • iOS – Backwards compatible to version 10. Current released version of iOS at time of publishing is 13.3.1.

Please note that Internet Explorer 10 is NOT supported by Lumi. For technical difficulties in accessing the Lumi platform, please call the CPA Ontario Customer Service Centre at 1 800 387.0735.

Online voting details will be sent via email and Council candidate information will be available on our website on September 17.

Sincerely,
CPA Ontario

To each Member of CPA Ontario:

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Members

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario will be held virtually on Friday, September 25, 2020, commencing at 4 p.m. for the purposes of:

  • hearing and receiving the financial reports and statements for the year ended March 31, 2020, and the report of the auditor thereon; 
  • electing five (5) members of the Council;
  • appointing the auditor for the corporation and authorizing the Council to fix the remuneration therefor; and
  • transacting any business properly brought before the meeting.

All members in good standing as of September 16, 2020 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

All proxies must be deposited with the Secretary no later than 5 p.m. on September 24, 2020.

On behalf of the Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario,

Catherine Russell, CPA, CA
Secretary, CPA Ontario Council

OPTIMIZING GOVERNANCE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC

CPA Ontario is continuing to build on its recent governance enhancements. The election process helps identify candidates with skills and attributes that will bring additional breadth and scope to Council’s current skill set and enhance its ability to provide strategic, forward-looking leadership and guidance. Those candidates whose skills and attributes align with current needs will be identified by Council. We believe that by taking a considered and strategic approach to the Council election process, we are able to best optimize governance and protect the public interest.

KEY DATES

September 8: Notice of AGM distributed to all members in good standing as of September 16, 2020
September 16: Candidate photos, bios and statements are posted to the CPA Ontario website
September 17: Voting opens to members
September 24: Voting closes at 5 p.m.
September 25: AGM registration opens at 3 p.m. and the meeting begins at 4 p.m.
September 25: Election results announced at AGM; Meeting of incoming CPA Ontario Council and election of new officers

FOR QUESTIONS

Please contact VP, General Counsel Tom Litzgus by email or phone at 647 519.7518

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