Recap: 2018 Chapter Leaders Meeting

David Chiang CPA, CA was the emcee of the evening. Photo by CPABC

On June 21st and 22nd, CPABC held its annual Chapter Leaders Meeting at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC. The event brought over 30 chapter chairs, vice-chairs, community and candidate support volunteers, representing all 16 chapters from across the province.

The meeting provided opportunities for chapter leaders to share their experiences, connect with other chapter leaders, brainstorm ideas for new activities and to receive training on how to lead effective meetings.

Keynote Speaker, Barry Macdonald FCPA, FCA. Photo by CPABC

The gathering started with a reception and dinner at the Sutton Place Hotel on June 21st where leaders had the opportunity to network with each other. Chapter leaders were also joined by CPABC staff and Barry Macdonald FCPA FCA , the incoming chair of the provincial CPABC board, who was the keynote speaker of the evening. This was also a great opportunity for leaders to ask Barry questions in an informal setting or to converse one-on-one.

The formal Chapter Leaders Meeting was on June 22nd and included presentations by various CPABC staff: David Chiang CPA CA, vice-president member services, who emceed the day, Stella Lam-Leung CPA CA, director of registration and privacy officer who did an update on Privacy and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), Kerri Wilcox, vice-president of external affairs and communications who led the “Tell Your CPA Story – Connecting to your designation” activity, Candice Lubieniecki, project manager for ACAF recruitment & market development and Sheila Cheung, student recruitment officer who presented on the ACAF program and student recruitment, Jan Sampson FCPA, FCA  executive vice- president, member and student experience who presented on volunteerism and the final session was on Leading Effective Meetings with PD instructor Tammy Towill FCPA, FCMA. 

Sheila Cheung presenting on how chapters can support recruitment efforts in their regions, in collaboration with CPABC’s Recruitment team. Photo by CPABC

Lori Mathison FCPA, FCGA, President & CEO of CPABC said a few remarks over lunch while  mixing and mingling with chapter leaders. 
Photo by CPABC

Chapter leaders support and guide local volunteers at CPABC’s 16 chapters across the province. The mandate of chapters is to provide members, students and candidates with local networking through social and professional development opportunities, organizing community activities, assisting with recruitment and supporting students with their career development and education.

To find out about upcoming events in your chapter, be sure to visit your local chapter blog!

A special thank you to all of our chapter volunteers from across the province who continue to be a local presence for the profession while connecting and engaging with CPABC members, students and candidates.

Tammy Towill FCPA, FCMA presenting on leading effective meetings. Photo by CPABC

Ilnur Gauzshtein CPA, CGA is one of the representatives from CPABC Richmond/South Delta Chapter. Photo by CPABC

Tierra Pawluk thanks attendees with a CPA branded picnic blanket. Photo by CPABC.

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