The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario



The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

April 29, 2014 08:19 ET

GTA Students Finding Out a Future as a CPA Has No Limits

Toronto Region Board of Trade President and CEO Gives Chartered Professional Accounting Career Advice

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - A select group of Greater Toronto Area high school students are getting an exclusive look into the many opportunities available in the world of business at the 12th annual No Limits Toronto Conference being hosted by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario on May 1, 2014. Approximately 560 students, nominated by their schools for their leadership skills and interest in university business programs, will be attending this daylong session with approximately 70 teachers. Toronto is hosting one of just three No Limits conferences being held during the 2014 school year.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Carol Wilding, CPA, CA, President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, She'll discuss the importance of the CPA designation and its benefits to her career. For her leadership in the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Wilding was awarded the Public Affairs Association of Canada's 2011 Award of Distinction and named to the Top 100TM list of Canada's Most Powerful Women for 2010.

James Cunningham will be Master of Ceremonies of the event and will also deliver a humorous and informative forty five minute presentation on the art of money management. Focused on basic concepts -- "know your flow," "control what you owe" and "invest some dough" -- the Funny Money program informs and amuses in equal measure. James is a comedian, actor, author and the host of the Food Network's "Eat St." TV series.

The No Limits Toronto Conference brings approximately 70 Chartered Professional Accountants from Toronto's top businesses together with students most likely to be tomorrow's successful business professionals. During No Limits, the students will get the chance to meet CPAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious designation. Participating organizations include major accounting firms, retailers, media companies, banks and more.

Media are invited to attend the No Limits Toronto Conference and interviews can be arranged with participants.

WHAT: No Limits Toronto Conference
SPEAKER: Carol Wilding, FCA, FCPA - President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Ms. Wilding speaks at 8:55 a.m.
WHO: CPAs hosting GTA high school students at business learning session
WHERE: The Fairmont Royal York
Conference Level - Canadian Room
100 Front Street West, Toronto

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (registered name of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 58,000 CPAs. With a rich history dating back to 1879, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's website is: www.cpaontario.ca. Information for students can be found under "High School & University."

Contact Information

  • Perry Jensen
    Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 271
    pjensen@cpaontario.ca