Women's Leadership

CPA Canada's Women’s Leadership Council is a voice of women professional accountants. We act as a catalyst for change, promoting a work environment within the accounting profession that provides for the retention, promotion and advancement of women to positions of leadership without bias, unintended or otherwise, based on gender.


"I don’t think it’s too late for my generation to become leaders in the profession and in business, and I hope my daughter’s generation will simply take it for granted!" 

Robin Taub, CPA, CA
Robin Taub Financial Consulting
Women’s Leadership Council

"The Women’s Leadership Council plays an important role within our profession in encouraging women members to seek leadership positions. The demographics of the profession are changing and there must be a level playing field for all members who want to advance their careers."

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

Women’s Leadership Council goals

Our short-term goal is to provide resources and education that further women’s advancement in the profession. In the longer term, we will be acting as advocates to enhance the number of women in leadership positions in the profession.

Women’s Leadership Council priorities

Over the coming year, our priorities include:

  • publishing career navigation toolkits for women in the accounting profession and for firms to advance women into leadership positions
  • continuing a webinar series to provide resources to professional accountants and firms to further women’s advancement in the profession
  • publishing information about the status of women in the profession

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Upcoming Events

July 28, 2014
RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Application Deadline 
These awards provide national recognition to Canadian women whose successful business achievements contribute extensively to the local, national and global economy.

October 23-24, 2014
AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
Washington, D.C.
This conference is presented by the AICPA Women's Initiative Executive Committee with Media Partners AWSCPA and CPA Canada. The objective of this conference is to focus on leadership, boardroom diversity and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the financial community. The high-level caliber of speakers will provide training and information on how women can secure their future in this complex industry. CPA Canada members are entitled to discounted registration.

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If you have questions or comments, please email Karen Duggan.

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.