CPA Canada, in collaboration with CPABC, co-hosted a Volunteer Appreciation event in Victoria on March 7, 2019.
The event was held at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and was an opportunity to appreciate the efforts of local CPA members who have volunteered their time to deliver financial literacy sessions at schools, libraries, religious organizations and other community groups.
The evening was emceed by Li Zhang, CPA Canada’s financial literacy program director. Li provided an update of some of the new resources which have recently been added to the program.
Opening remarks were provided by Bob Strachan FCPA FCMA, governor of the CPAEF and former board chair of CPA Canada. Bob spoke about the value of volunteerism.
David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s vice-president, member advice & programs, provided an update about the Martin Family Initiative for indigenous high school mentoring and concluded by thanking members for their involvement as financial literacy volunteers. He said, “this year an estimated 300 sessions will be held in BC with over 150 members participating.”
CPA Canada has developed a suite of financial literacy resources including research, books and publications, and sessions targeted at school children, young adults, new Canadians, seniors, and those in the work force, just to name a few. CPA members can sign up to become a financial literacy volunteer and can access these materials so that they can deliver sessions in their communities.
If you would like to become a financial literacy volunteer, visit the CPA Canada website to express your interest. Or, if you would like to request a session, you can do so as well by completing an online request form.