Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

May 16, 2012 09:05 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Students Finding Out a Future as a CA Has No Limits

Toronto Blue Jays' executive gives Chartered Accounting career advice

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - A select group of Ontario 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 17. 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 two No Limits conferences being held during the 2011-12 school year.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Stephen R. Brooks, CA Senior Vice-President, Business Operations for The Toronto Blue Jays. He'll discuss the importance of the CA designation and its benefits to his career. Stephen is responsible for all business-related operations of the Blue Jays and Rogers Centre, including finance, marketing, corporate partnerships, ticket sales and operations, stadium operations as well as the club's operations in Florida. Prior to his current role, Stephen was Vice President Finance and Administration for the Blue Jays and Rogers Centre.

The No Limits conference brings Chartered 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 CAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious CA designation. Participating organizations include major accounting firms, corporations, banks, technology firms and more.

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

WHAT: No Limits conference
SPEAKER: Stephen R. Brooks, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, The Toronto Blue Jays
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Stephen R. Brooks speaks at 9:00 a.m.
WHO: CAs hosting Ontario high school students at business learning session
WHERE: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Canadian Room) - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 35,000 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: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

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