President's Message

Welcome to the Durham CPA Ontario Association! We support nearly 3,000 CPAs and are led by 11 CPA volunteers. The Durham CPA Ontario Association mandate focuses on providing ongoing networking and professional development sessions to our members and acts as a resource for students who are currently working towards their CPA designation. Community outreach is a top priority for us. We are active participants of the Tax Preparation Assistance program, an initiative designed to assist low income individuals and seniors with their annual tax filing.

The Durham CPA Ontario Association officially covers Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Oshawa, Peterborough and Bowmanville. Our meetings are held once a month and in accessible venues with free parking. We offer programs covering a wide range of topics and encourage you not only to attend, but to also suggest topics and other events that will afford you opportunities to enhance your skills and make new connections.

What better way to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to your peers and your profession than by getting involved? We hope that our message inspires you to join and volunteer within our executive committee. Should you have any questions, ideas for PD sessions or any other suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me by email, so that it can be considered for future discussion and event planning. Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the Durham Association by joining the Durham CPAO Ontario Association LinkedIn and Facebook group. Each of you enrich our community through your participation and contributions in the workplace and our association. Thank you very much for all you do and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Patterson's Signature
Karen Patterson, CPA, CGA
President, Durham CPA Ontario Association