Two prestigious awards for CPA Canada's financial literacy program

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The financial literacy program of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) continues to be recognized as a leader in the sector collecting two prestigious Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards.

CPA Canada was recognized in two categories:

  • Fraud Protection for Seniors and Managing Your Finances in Retirement - EIFLE award for Adult's Education Program of the Year: Risk Management.
  • The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement - EIFLE Award for Adult Book of the Year: General.

The awards are presented by the U.S-based Institute for Financial Literacy and are now in their tenth year. They were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. In total, 14 awards were presented this year.

The latest honours give CPA Canada a total of six EIFLE awards over the past four years.

"It is a privilege to again be recognized by the Institute," says Cairine Wilson, vice-president, corporate citizenship, CPA Canada. "These awards will serve as inspiration for us to continually develop products or services that help individuals strengthen their financial literacy skills. We acknowledge the support of our member volunteers with a special shout-out to David Trahair, author of the award-winning retirement guide."

The 2016 EIFLE Awards were presented at the Annual Conference on Financial Education last night in Orlando, Florida.

For a complete list of award winners, visit:

About CPA Canada
The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada's accounting profession across the country. The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs.


For further information: Tobin Lambie, Principal, Media, CPA Canada, T: 416-204-3228, C: 647-302-3761,; Diana Sorace, Manager, Media Relations, CPA Canada, T: 604-694-6700, C: 604-551-4487,


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