Volunteer Central

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada owes much of its success in delivering on its mission to the continued commitment of its volunteers.

Kevin Dancey, FCA, President and CEO, CICA

“Each year some 600 dedicated volunteers contribute an enormous amount of time, energy and expertise to the CPA on a wide range of strategically important projects and activities.  The CPA and the entire CPA profession owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”

Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO, CPA Canada


About our volunteers

Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, including public practice, industry, government and crown corporations, education, professional firms and not-for-profit organizations. Many of those who volunteer are broadly experienced professionals and are often recognized experts in their fields.

Volunteering for the CPA

Volunteers enjoy a unique opportunity to network with peers while giving back to the CPA profession by working on various challenging and worthwhile projects. 

Participation entails a responsibility to assist in the achievement of the project’s objectives through preparation for and attendance at meetings and through active participation in the group’s deliberations.

Get active. Learn about CPA committees and groups

  • Learn about the various CPA groups and their respective functions
  • Select a group and review listings of committees and names  of active committee members within that group

Code of Conduct

Prior to working with, or on behalf of the CPA in any capacity, each volunteer must sign the Code of Conduct.

Rewards of volunteering

From time to time, the CPA conducts surveys of its volunteers to seek their views on their experiences serving on CPA boards, committees and task forces. The vast majority of them say that their most important reward for dedicating time and expertise as a volunteer is a high degree of personal satisfaction – in fact, on the last survey, 77 percent of our volunteers told us they would volunteer again! While clearly the CPA and the entire CA profession benefit from the contribution of our volunteers, it is reassuring to know that the experience is rewarding for them as well.

Volunteers forms

Chartered Professional Accountants/ Comptables professionnels agréés

Welcome to CPA Canada!

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification.

Our integrated CPA Canada website is currently in development and will launch in fall 2014. Until that time, all our existing resources, services and information are available through the CICA, CMA Canada and CGA-Canada legacy websites, or through newly developed microsites designed to provide specific CPA content.

Bienvenue à CPA Canada!

CPA Canada est l’organisation nationale établie pour soutenir l'unification de la profession comptable canadienne sous la bannière du titre de comptable professionnel agréé (CPA). CPA Canada fournit des services à toutes les organisations comptables de CPA, de CA, de CMA et de CGA qui se sont déjà unifiées ou qui sont engagées dans le processus d’unification.

Le nouveau site de CPA Canada est actuellement en développement et sera mis en ligne à l’automne 2014. Entre-temps, toutes nos ressources et tous nos services sont accessibles sur les sites d’origine de l’ICCA, de CMA Canada et de CGA-Canada, ou sur des microsites nouvellement créés afin de donner accès à du contenu spécifiquement CPA.