CPA New Brunswick Providing Free Financial Literacy Education Sessions

Our Province’s Star Accountants Give Back to their Communities by Sharing their Expertise

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick (CPA New Brunswick) invites New Brunswickers to request a free financial literacy session for their workplace, community group, or school.

The program offers a choice of 40 unbiased educational sessions, all delivered free of charge by Chartered Professional Accountants in an effort to improve the overall state of financial literacy in New Brunswick.

Improved financial literacy is crucial to giving all citizens of our province the knowledge and confidence they need to make financial decisions and take charge of their fiscal future,” says Rock Lefebvre, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA New Brunswick. “As individuals are empowered to achieve personal prosperity, we will see positive impacts reverberate through our communities, solidifying the future of our province”.

 

Sessions are aimed at a variety of audiences (schools, seniors, new Canadians, small & medium business owners, etc.) and may be requested via CPA Canada’s website. They are delivered by a local CPA and are available in both English and French.

The top priority of CPAs – the leaders of the accounting and finance industry in New Brunswick – is to protect the public interest,” explains Rock. “Volunteering to deliver objective educational sessions to our fellow New Brunswickers enables individuals to make responsible choices with their money; facilitates smarter business decisions by enterprises; and takes solid action to solve the high-profile social problem of low financial literacy levels”.

While this enhanced financial literacy program is just launching in New Brunswick, the efforts of CPAs to contribute to social solutions in tangible ways are already being noticed.

Opportunities NB is confident that CPAs will deliver a curriculum that will help New Brunswickers have better money management skills that lead to a better quality of life and a more secure economic future,” says Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB.

Several other educational institutions, municipalities, and entities have also lent their endorsement to the program. CPA New Brunswick would like to thank the following collaborators for their support:

  • City of Dieppe
  • City of Saint John
  • Crandall University
  • Mount Allison University
  • Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
  • NBCC
  • Opportunities New Brunswick
  • Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Town of Rothesay
  • UNB Fredericton Business Administration
  • UNB Saint John Business
  • Université de Moncton Faculté d'Administration

Please visit CPA Canada’s website to request a FREE Financial Literacy session for your community!

What We Do

Chartered Professional Accountants work in every sector in New Brunswick. We are involved in a wide range of complex disciplines, from financial reporting, finance, and taxation; to strategy and governance, assurance, performance management, compliance, and information technology.

We offer a strong set of accounting and managerial skills required for today’s complex and evolving environment, and our opinions, insights and expertise are highly sought by business, government, and institutional clients as well as in the broader public domains.

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Manager, Communications and Public Relations
jtasse@cpanewbrunswick.ca
(506) 830-3300 ext. 108

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dpieroni@cpanewbrunswick.ca
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CPA New Brunswick

We are the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick (CPA New Brunswick). Our vision is for the Canadian CPA to be the preeminent, globally-respected business and accounting designation.