CGA-Canada's Research and Advocacy Activities Receive National Recognition

Sophisticated program of policy, regulatory and advocacy research earns Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) award

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has received the CSAE's Associations Make a Better Canada award in the category of public information and education. The award, presented to CGA-Canada at the recent 2009 CSAE Leadership Awards in Toronto, recognizes the significant contributions made by the association to the Canadian public.

"Since expanding our research and advocacy program in recent years, the public's response to our many reports has been extremely positive," said Anthony Ariganello, President and CEO of CGA-Canada. "Our research and advocacy activities have been a tremendous source of pride for the national association, and for CGAs across the country."

CGA-Canada's research and advocacy initiatives strive to educate the public and inform policy makers about important current and emerging issues and to promote greater financial literacy among Canadians. The association also works to strengthen consumer awareness of key issues and ultimately increase consumer confidence in the marketplace.

"Our various reports have certainly raised the visibility of CGA-Canada and the CGA designation overall," said Ariganello. "At the same time, they've made a valuable contribution to Canadians' understanding of critical issues."

    CSAE recognized the following recent contributions made by CGA-Canada:

    -   51 and Counting - Is It Time to Remodel RRSPs? January 2009
    -   Tax-Free Savings Accounts - Shifting Opportunity December 2008
    -   How Pressing is it to Revisit the Treatment of Capital Gains? August
    -   Getting on the Same Page: Report on the CGA-Canada's Summit on Skills
        and Learning Organized by the Public Policy Forum July 2008
    -   The Federal Budget Surplus: Surprise or Strategy? July 2008

CGA-Canada would also like to congratulate the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists as the co-winner of the CSAE Associations Make a Better Canada award in the public information and education category.

For more about CGA-Canada's research and advocacy initiatives visit:


Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 73,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and more than 80 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.


For further information: For further information: Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications, CGA-Canada, Telephone: (604) 605-5055, Cellular: (604) 307-0212, Email:; Diana Sorace, Communications Advisor, CGA-Canada, Telephone: (604) 694-6700, Email:;

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