CPA Canada legacy magazines honoured

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Awards for two legacy publications of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) highlight the extensive knowledge, experience and talent now contributing to the organization's recently launched flagship magazine.

Both CAmagazine and CMA magazine were recognized last night at the 60th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. In total, the two legacy accounting publications received six awards honouring excellence in business-to-business magazine publishing.

CPA Magazine, launched in January 2014, proudly brings together the award-winning publications of the legacy organizations.

"Congratulations to all those who contributed to the winning efforts of the two publications," said Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "The awards showcase both the talent and commitment involved in delivering a valuable information source to members of the accounting profession and business community."

CMA magazine, a legacy publication of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada, tied for third place in terms of nominations with nine and collected the impressive Gold award for Best Issue (The Change Issue - May/June 2013)

CAmagazine, a legacy publication of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, led all publications with 19 nominations and captured five awards (three Gold/two Silver). In fact, the magazine dominated two categories (Best Professional Article and Best Illustration) collecting Gold and Silver awards in both. Here is the list of awards for CAmagazine:

Gold awards: Best How To Article or Series of How To Articles (by Roberta Staley), Best Professional Article (by Rosalind Stefanac) and Best Illustration (by Ryan Snook).

Silver Awards: Best Professional Article (by Robert Colapinto) and Best Illustration (by Gérard DuBois).

"Innovation, vision and addressing issues of importance are essential elements if a magazine is to remain relevant to its readers," said Okey Chigbo, editor, CPA Magazine. "Luckily, we can draw upon the strengths on the two award-winning legacy publications to produce a product that is timely, informative and entertaining."

All of Canada's legacy accounting bodies have either merged under the CPA banner or are in unification discussions. The core audience for CPA Magazine is Canada's accounting profession but it also appeals to a much broader business-oriented audience. CPA Magazine is published 10 times a year with a circulation of 180,000 per issue.

The complete list of winners for the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards can be found online at

About CPA Canada

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to all CPA, CA, CGA and CMA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations this year. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally.


For further information:

or to arrange an interview, contact:

Tobin Lambie, principal
CPA Canada
(416) 204-3228


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