Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

May 17, 2011 10:03 ET

Media Advisory: Hamilton and Niagara-Area Students Learning a CA Future Has No Limits

Featured Speaker is Carolyn Smith-Green, CA of Variety Village

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - A select group of Hamilton-area, Niagara region and GTA high school students are getting an exclusive look into the many opportunities available in the world of business at the No Limits conference being hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario on May 19. Approximately 130 students, nominated by their schools for their leadership skills and interest in university business programs, will be attending this daylong session. This is one of just four No Limits conferences being held during the 2010-11 school year.

The No Limits conference brings Chartered Accountants from Hamilton, Niagara and the GTA'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 CAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious CA designation.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Carolyn Smith-Green, CA, the Chief Financial Officer at Variety Village, an organization providing integrated sports and life skills programs, applied research and learning programs that change children's lives and strengthen communities. She'll be joined by CA role models from diverse employers including accounting firms, Walmart Canada, Tim Hortons, McMaster University and other organizations.

Students attending No Limits are coming from these schools:

  • St. Martin's Secondary Schools
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School
  • Glendale Secondary School
  • E. L. Crossley Secondary School
  • St. Thomas Moore
  • M.M. Robinson High School
  • Nelson High School
  • Orchard Park Secondary School
  • Parkside High School
  • Highland Secondary School
  • Corpus Chrisiti Catholic Secondary School
  • Brampton Centennial Secondary School
  • Sherwood Secondary School
  • Waterdown District High School
  • Cathedral High School
  • Turner Fenton Secondary School
  • Westmount Secondary School

Media are invited to attend all or part of the No Limits conference and interviews can be arranged with participants prior to or following the event.

WHAT:No Limits conference
SPEAKER:Carolyn Smith-Green, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Variety Village
WHEN:Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Carolyn Smith-Green speaks at 1:00 p.m.
WHO:CAs hosting Hamilton-area, Niagara Region and GTA high school students at business learning session
WHERE:CIBC Hall, McMaster University, Hamilton

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 34,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

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