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Partners in the Community 

Individual Community Service and Leadership

CPA Ontario is proud of the extensive community service and leadership provided by its individual Members. Throughout Ontario, CPAs are active as volunteer leaders in their communities.

CPA Ontario recognizes and celebrates this community service and leadership of its Members through the ICAO Award of Outstanding Merit and through biennial FCA elections.

ICAO Award of Outstanding Merit
The ICAO Award of Outstanding Merit, the highest honour that CPA Ontario can bestow upon its Members, recognizes conspicuous and sustained service to or on behalf of the profession, including service to the community. Seventy-five per cent majority votes of both a nominating committee, made up of the five most recent past-chairs, and of the governing Council are required for election to this prestigious Award. Since its inception in 1984, there have been 47 ICAO Award of Outstanding Merit Recipients.

FCA Elections
CPA Ontario's biennial FCA Election honours those members who have brought distinction to the profession with outstanding achievements in their careers; community leadership; and service to the profession. As of the 2013 FCA election, there were 971 FCPA, FCAs in Ontario, just under three per cent of CPA Ontario's membership.

ICAO Award of Distinction
Coinciding with the Fellowship elections, the ICAO Award of Distinction is given every two years to acknowledge and profile younger Ontario Members who have brought distinction to themselves and to their profession through their leadership and achievements.

Christine E. Sinclair Community Leadership Award
In addition, all nominees from the ICAO Award of Distinction election will be automatically considered for the Christine E. Sinclair Community Leadership Award, a special award for voluntary community leadership. 

Individual Contribution to CPA Profession

Distinguished Service Award
The ICAO Distinguished Service Award, was created to honour an individual – not necessarily a Chartered Professional Accountant – who has provided outstanding service to, or on behalf of, the CPA profession. 


Institute Sponsorships and Programs

CPA Ontario is also proud of its sponsorship of several carefully selected community and charitable groups, and its partnership involvement in selected economic development initiatives. These sponsorships and related programs reflect the profession's commitment to diversity and the development of Ontario's youth.

Children's Charities  
 Reach for the Rainbow
Boys and Girls Clubs of Ontario
Easter Seal Society
Child Find Ontario
Kids Help Phone
Community Initiatives 
 Canadian Women's Foundation
Equal Opportunity Web Site
Free Tax Clinics
National Forum on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Skills for Change
Women in Motion
Ontario Legislature Internship Program
Economic Development Initiatives 
 Ontario Chamber of Commerce