TORONTO, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ - The award-winning flagship publication of
the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) is marking its
Spanning a century of informed reporting, CAmagazine has more than kept pace with business changes in areas such as
taxation, demographics, computerization and globalization.
"The magazine has endured by serving as a vital conduit of information
for members of Canada's CA profession," said Kevin Dancey, FCA,
president and CEO, CICA. "Times and issues may change but the magazine
remains a trusted resource for our members."
"The magazine has been the profession's historian, advisor, referee and
its conscience," added Cairine Wilson, publisher and vice-president,
Member Services, CICA. "It has given Chartered Accountants a voice and
helped them connect with peers from coast to coast."
CAmagazine was launched 100 years ago in July 1911. The first edition was for the
Dominion Association of Chartered Accountants and its 246 members. It
was a modest, black and white, 32-page magazine called The Canadian Chartered Accountant. It promised to keep members united and informed by stating: "Our
pages will be open for discussions, for news and any other purposes
tending to bring the members more closely in touch with one another."
"Proudly, we can say the magazine remains committed to that mission,"
stressed Okey Chigbo, editor. "Reader input and feedback will continue
to play large roles in helping us develop stories that educate, engage
and entertain. We can draw upon 100 years of experience to provide
relevant information and help members meet the challenges of tomorrow."
The Canadian Chartered Accountant became CAmagazine in 1973. Today, it is a magazine that is published ten times a year
with a circulation of 90,000 per issue. The periodical can also be
found online at www.camagazine.com. It is the second oldest continually published Canadian magazine
The milestone anniversary is being celebrated several ways. A gala
event was held last night in Toronto. The centennial edition
(June/July 2011) features a section titled "A century of CAmagazine" and moves from decade to decade by highlighting the big issues along
with interesting statistics and stories. A special reprint of the
first-ever edition of The Canadian Chartered Accountant is included with the latest CAmagazine.
Chartered Accountants (CAs) are Canada's most valued, internationally recognized profession of
leaders in senior management, advisory, financial, tax and assurance
roles. Through their integrity, expertise, and internationally
recognized qualification standards, Canada's 78,000 CAs sustain their
influence and leadership position both in Canada and globally. As
trusted business advisors to Canadian organizations of all sizes,
Canada's CAs foster confidence in Canadian business and contribute to
the health and sustainability of Canada's capital markets and economy.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) represents
Canada's CA profession both nationally and internationally. The CICA
is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants
(IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).
SOURCE Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
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