Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec

May 22, 2009 11:36 ET

Outstanding Achievement Award: The Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec Honours the Remarkable Career of One of its Members

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 22, 2009) - The Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec presented its Outstanding Achievement Award to H. Marcel Caron, FCA at the prestigious Soiree FCA, held on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

This award pays tribute to a member who has been instrumental in building the profession. It is intended to formally recognize members who have made an outstanding contribution throughout their career, not only to the profession, but also to the community as a whole.

"I am honoured to present the Outstanding Achievement Award to H. Marcel Caron, FCA, for his exceptional determination, leadership and involvement within the community and his profession," commented Monique F. Leroux, FCA, President and CEO of the Mouvement Desjardins and honorary chair for the Outstanding Achievement Award.

The career of H. Marcel Caron, FCA, was marked by stellar achievements whose repercussions were felt throughout Quebec society. In 1964, he became the President of the Ordre's precursor, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Quebec, and in 1979, accepted the position of President of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was appointed a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) in 1982 and of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec in 1983.

H. Marcel Caron is a pioneer of the French-language shift at Clarkson Gordon, which later became Caron Belanger Ernst & Young, now Ernst & Young. His achievements, combined with his leadership and communication skills, ensured his role as architect of this process.

Reflecting his commitment to society, H. Marcel Caron has served on and chaired numerous boards of directors of professional, artistic and charitable organizations. His contribution throughout his career to the promotion and advancement of the CA profession is remarkable. His many roles include chair of the board of directors of the Corporation de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, member of the Auditor General of Canada's Panel of Senior Advisors, Vice-president and governor of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal, director of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation and treasurer of the Jules et Paul-Emile Leger Foundation.

In 1980, Mr. Caron became an Officer of the Order of Canada and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Universite de Montreal in recognition of his dedication to university teaching. In 1991, he received the Gala du Commerce award for his contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of Quebec society. He was also awarded a Merite Diocesain for the Laurentian region in 2004.

With a membership of over 17,500 CAs and 1,900 candidates for the practice of the profession, the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the most demanding admission criteria and ethical standards.

Contact Information

  • Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec
    Caroline Emmanuel
    External Relations Manager
    514-982-4615 or 1-800-363-4688, ext. 4615
    c.emmanuel@ocaq.qc.ca