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CPA Showcase Video Competition

Who:    Ontario high school students

What:   Students create and share online an original YouTube themed video - “Why the Chartered Professional Accountants are the Leaders of the Business World. The winner of the CPA Showcase video competition will receive $1,000 for themselves, in addition to $500 for their school's business department. Second place will receive $300 and third place will receive $200.


  • The theme must be ‘“Why the Chartered Professional Accountants are the Leaders of the Business World”
  • The video cannot be longer than 2.5 minutes
  • must appear in the video – be creative!
  • Complete contest rules will be available soon

When:    Entries must be posted on YouTube and the contest entry form must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2017.


COIN Competition

Who: Ontario high school students

What: 75 multiple-choice accounting-related questions written by CPAs - answer them correctly for a chance to win some COIN!
First place: $1,500*
Second place: $1,000*
Third Place: $500*
Fourth to Tenth Place: $100 each
*The top three places also receive matched prizes for their high school business/accounting department.
When: TBA
Where: At locations across Ontario (you will be placed at the location closest to your school)
How: Registration details for COIN 2017 will be added soon

Chartered for Finance

Who:     Post-secondary students who want a peek into the world of finance
What:    Get an exclusive look into the inner workings of the field of finance with CPAs who lead the way. Through speakers, workshops and networking, learn how the CPA designation can kick it up a notch when it comes to a career in finance.
When:   TBA
Where: TBA
How:     Space is limited so when registration opens, don’t delay.


Write to Ignite Essay Award

Who: Graduating York Region high school students with an interest in studying business at the post-secondary level
What: Submit an essay on how the CPA designation would help you achieve success in the world of business.
First place: $500
Second place: $250
Third Place: $100
When: Submission deadline TBA
How: Entrants must be a member of the High School Ambassador Program. Entries must be sent via email to