CGA-Canada Enhances Partnership with the Caribbean



    VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Certified General Accountants
Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) strengthens its relationship with the
Caribbean. Ron Colucci, FCGA, Chair of CGA-Canada and Marcel Murrell, FCGA,
President (Elect) of CGA Caribbean signed an agreement that will expand
opportunities for CGAs in Canada and the Caribbean.
    "This partnership solidifies long-standing relations between Canada and
the Caribbean," said Colucci. "It also recognizes the growing importance of
accounting professionals who can meet the challenges of a global economy."
    The CGA program has been offered in the Caribbean since the 1970s.
Membership has grown to approximately 1000 CGAs and students in that region.
    Under this agreement, the newly created CGA Caribbean will serve and
represent members and students throughout the English speaking Caribbean. Its
enhanced role will include granting the CGA designation, and administering the
national member standards and the CGA Program of Professional Studies.
    "This region wide model is ideal for our members and consistent with the
Caribbean free trade model," said Murrell. "CGA, an international accounting
designation which focuses on the highest professional and education standards
will benefit the region as it transitions to an integrated economic
jurisdiction."
    Local leadership, a greater sense of community among CGAs in the region
and a stronger voice for members in both Canada and the Caribbean are all
benefits of this new affiliation agreement.
    The signing ceremony took place at the residence of the Canadian High
Commissioner to Barbados, on December 1, 2007 where many dignitaries gathered
to celebrate this event.

    About CGA-Canada

    CGA is the fastest-growing accounting designation in Canada. The CGA
designation focuses on integrity, ethics and the highest education
requirements. Recognized as the country's accounting business leaders, CGAs
provide strategic counsel, financial leadership, and overall direction to all
sectors of the Canadian economy.
    The Association sets standards, develops education programs, publishes
professional materials, advocates on public policy issues, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally. The Certified General Accountants Association
of Canada represents 68,000 CGAs and students in Canada, Bermuda, the
Caribbean, Hong Kong, and China.




For further information:

For further information: Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications,
CGA-Canada, (604) 605-5055, Cell: (604) 307-0212, tashlie@cga-canada.org

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