Calling All Future CPA Manitoba Board Members


Nominations are open for the 2024 CPA Manitoba Board election. CPA Manitoba members in good standing, who reside in the province, and who want to contribute to CPA Manitoba and our profession should consider nomination. The deadline to have a nomination approved by CPA Manitoba is Monday, May 27, 2024, at 4:00 pm.

CPA Manitoba is preparing all Annual General Meeting (AGM) processes electronically and in accordance with the Bylaws. This includes a digital nomination and election, as well as a hybrid AGM (in-person and virtual) being held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 9:00 am. More information on the AGM will follow. CPA Manitoba works with BigPulse, a full-service provider of secure online elections. This platform will be exclusively used to collect nomination submissions as well.

Board Composition and Diversity
The goal of the CPA Manitoba Board is to ensure, as much as possible, that its composition accurately reflects the diversity of the membership in our province. This includes diversity of perspective, expertise, gender, ethnicity and geography. In addition, the Board will aim to have representation from a variety of industry sectors, including small, medium, and large enterprises, government, education and public practice.

Our profession is at an important inflection point and we need strategic leaders who can be part of the influential decision-making related to the New Certification Program, national collaboration, new standards and more. 

Members in good standing who feel they can contribute to our profession should consider putting their names forward for nomination. Importantly, CPA Manitoba continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion on the Board and throughout the organization and profession. Lasting change can only happen if we all take continued action to address systemic racism and structural inequality while creating opportunities for priority communities. As such, we encourage nominations for Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and persons with disabilities.

The CPA Manitoba Board has created an information sheet to summarize the current composition and demographics of the Board members. We hope the information assists members in making informed choices throughout the election process.

Number Elected and Term 
In accordance with the provisions of Bylaws 202 and 205

  • The number of members to be elected to the Board in 2024 is three (3). 
  • Each elected member of the Board shall hold office for a term of three years. 
  • At all times, at least one elected member of the Board shall be: (a) currently resident; (b) employed or practising or retired from employment or practice, in Manitoba outside the boundaries of Winnipeg. 

Roles and Responsibilities
CPA Manitoba’s mandate is to protect the public through rigorous education and certification programs and ensure its members uphold the highest professional and ethical standards. The Board’s role is to determine CPA Manitoba’s mission, set its objectives, strategic priorities and policies, and through oversight of management ensure that these are fulfilled. The duties of a Board member are to: 

  • Prepare thoroughly for Board and committee meetings and be sufficiently well-informed to make appropriate decisions for the good of the profession and the membership. 
  • Act consistently in accordance with the values and ethics of the profession. 
  • Exercise sound, practical judgment and care in the performance of his/her duties. 
  • Apply specific skills, experience and expertise in the interest of CPA Manitoba’s affairs. 
  • Attend all meetings of the Board and assigned committees, or, if absent from a meeting (or any part thereof) remain informed of what transpired.   

Time Commitment  

The Board meets eight to ten times per year and the meetings are typically three hours in length, with one or two full-day meetings during the year. Board members are also required to participate in a sub-committee which typically meets three to four times per year for two hours. 

Nominee Instructions

  • Contact Geeta Tucker, FCPA, FCMA, President & CEO, CPA Manitoba by email to express interest in submitting a nomination no later than Monday, May 27, 2024, at 4:00 pm. If you would like more information prior to expressing interest, a conversation with Geeta and/or a current Board member can be arranged.
  • The nominee will receive an email (within 2 business days) from BigPulse with a link to the electronic nomination form.
  • The nomination form must be completed in full. This includes electronic approval by two CPA Manitoba members in good standing.  
  • The nomination form includes instructions to complete and submit the form.
  • Note - the content of a nomination submission will not be edited in any way by CPA Manitoba.

Voting by the CPA Manitoba membership will begin on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, and will close at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, June 24, 2024, two days before the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

More Information
As we begin the 2024 election process, CPA Manitoba would like to acknowledge the members and public representatives who will be continuing to contribute to the CPA Manitoba Board this coming year:

  • Debbie Grenier, FCPA, FCA – Incoming Chair
  • Lynn Bailey, FCPA, FCGA – Incoming Vice Chair
  • Doug Einarson, FCPA, FCA – Future Past Chair
  • Kristianne Dechant – Executive Public Representative
  • Hipolito Alibin Jr., CPA, CGA
  • Jeremy Bomhof, CPA, CA
  • Jodi Carradice – Public Representative
  • Wendy Dyck, CPA, CGA
  • Susan Goldie – Public Representative
  • Hugh Grant – Public Representative
  • Kathy Kalinowsky – Public Representative
  • Alexander Kirshner, CPA, CGA
  • Ken Kustra, CPA, CA

If you have questions about the process or would like to connect with a Board member to learn more about the role of the Board, contact Geeta Tucker, FCPA, FCMA, President & CEO, CPA Manitoba.