|Dear RPA Members and Students,
We are getting a sense of relief as the Province of Ontario is relaxing the public health guidelines on the capacity limit and cautiously opening of small businesses. We are moving forward with confidence and resilience overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was nice to see you all at the 43rd AGM of the Society via zoom and with limited in-person attendance. I am thankful for your support and your confidence in my ability to lead Society during these unprecedented times. It was the best AGM in the history of the Society.
We are already enjoying colorful fall weather and looking forward to fasting approaching Holiday Season. Now we have an opportunity to meet each other in person in December. The Society of Professional Accountants of Canada has successfully finished its Professional Accounting Practice Certification program. On Sunday, December 12, 2021 the Society is holding its Graduation Ceremony at Hyatt Palace Luxe Convention Centre, 5787 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario. I encourage all the members and students to mark this date on their calendar and try to attend this event. Honorable Parm Gill, MPP Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Hon. Kaleed Rasheed, MPP, Associate Minister for Digital Government will be the guest of honor who will present the Practice Certificates to the RPA graduating practitioners. We have also invited the representatives from McMaster University; Sheridan College; Mohawk College; Durham College; McGraw Hills Publishing Company and representatives from Canadian banks to our Grand Graduation Ceremony which will follow with Continental Brunch and lots of time to mix and mingle. Seating is limited so act fast and book your seat today. Please dress professionally to impress and feel free to invite your family and friends to this graceful event.
I would also like to thank the outgoing board members and welcome the new ones to the board. This is the first time that Society has elected board members from Quebec and Alberta provinces and in future, we will have representatives from each province of Canada on Society’s national board.
I am confident that we will continue the promotion of the accounting profession by educating our members and students with new trends and new technologies.
We are always looking for talented volunteers who can assist the Society in its committees, administration, marketing, research and development. If you can help the Society, please come forward and contact the office or email me.
Wishing you safe and healthy fall weather.
Zubair Choudhry, RPA, APA