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2015 Media Releases

CPAs hosting Spring Leadership Conference June 18-19

Hon. Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, giving Friday keynote

(Toronto – June 16, 2015) – The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s annual Spring Leadership Conference is being held in Mississauga on June 18 and 19. Leaders and those who want to lead from the ranks of the CPA profession will be gathering to hear from some of Canada’s most innovative business and cultural leaders. Included among them will be the Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance for the Government of Ontario, who will speak on the most recent budget and the government’s plans to build Ontario up, grow the economy and create jobs.

From inspirational speakers to technical workshops, this annual event provides essential tools and practical skills that will change the way conference attendees face challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Among the many topics being covered are:

  • What’s in your communications engine?
  • Crisis management: Preparing for an unpredictable world
  • Accountability and courageous conversations
  • The sweet spot: Leveraging the elements of success in project management
  • The transformative leader
  • Leading out of conflict
  • Information, insights and intelligence: How big data is defining the future executive
  • Thinking on your feet

For more details and the conference brochure, visit:

Media are invited to attend all or part of the Spring Leadership Conference and interviews can be arranged with organizers and speakers.

WHAT: CPA Ontario Spring Leadership Conference
WHEN: Thursday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, June 19 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Hilton Toronto Airport, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance for the Government of Ontario
Friday, June 19 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its 84,000 members and 20,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Certified General Accountants (CGAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Chartered Accountants (CAs) are now unified under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.

Media experts - Consider a CPA the next time you’re looking for a subject matter expert to answer critical financial or business questions or when you need a panel expert to offer insight in a group discussion or debate.

For more information, please contact:
Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271