TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - "It's an honour to be selected for the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy," says Cairine Wilson, vice-president, Corporate Citizenship, with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).
Wilson will play an active role in the development and implementation of a national strategy for financial literacy. This will include providing advice, demonstrating leadership within the accounting sector and helping broader stakeholder communities to align their activities with the strategy's goals and objectives.
Members of the steering committee were announced today by Minister of State (Finance), Kevin Sorenson, and the country's Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney.
"It's a privilege to have the opportunity to work with outstanding Canadians under Jane's leadership and collectively develop a plan to help individuals and families become better money managers," explains Wilson. "Helping Canadians today positions them for a better tomorrow."
Wilson oversees CPA Canada's award-winning financial literacy efforts. CPA Canada recently became the first non-U.S. entity to be named Organization of the Year in the non-profit sector by the Institute for Financial Literacy.
CPA Canada coordinates a major outreach initiative involving professional accountants giving free financially-focused seminars across the country. The "Community Connect" program has attracted more than 9,000 member volunteers and has seen seminars delivered in more than 100 communities.
CPA Canada also produces practical, objective publications and maintains a website dedicated to financial literacy (www.financialdecisionsmatter.com).
"We are thrilled to have Cairine representing the interests of our organization and the accounting profession as a national financial literacy strategy is developed," says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "Cairine is a passionate financial literacy advocate who can offer lots of valuable input based on the accomplishments of her team at CPA Canada."
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. www.cpacanada.ca
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SOURCE: CPA Canada
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