Annual General Meetings and Board Election 


The Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba and CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. will hold their Annual General Meetings as follows:

Friday, June 24, 9:00 am | Zoom Webinar 
Annual General Meetings for CPA Manitoba and the CPA Manitoba Foundation will be held virtually on June 24, followed by a free webinar. All members are encouraged to attend!

9:00 - 9:25 am – CPA Manitoba Annual General Meeting
9:25 - 9:50 am – CPA Manitoba Foundation Annual General Meeting
9:50 - 10:00 am – Break
10:00 - 11:00 am – Free webinar – Economic Update by David-Alexandre Brassard, Chief Economist, CPA Canada
Note: CPA members may be eligible to report up to 1 verifiable CPD hour for the webinar, if they consider significant and applicable learning to have occurred. Members are required to record their own CPD hours for this webinar.

Register Now

Registration will close on June 22 at 3:00 pm. An email with login information will be sent to all registered attendees two days prior to the event.

Please note: To ensure quorum and record vote selections, individual registration is required. One registration cannot be used for a group of members. 

2022 Election of Board Members
Voting Deadline: 12:00 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Every vote matters and has a direct impact on the future vision and direction of CPA Manitoba. 

Voting opened for the CPA Manitoba 2022 Election of Board Members on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00 pm and closes Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 pm in accordance with CPA Manitoba Bylaw 205 (2)(a) and (c). The Board has two vacancies to be filled and the successful members will be elected to serve a three-year term. All members, except honourary members, who are in good standing are eligible to vote within the specified time period.
How to Vote
CPA Manitoba has partnered with BigPulse, a secure and confidential online voting system, to facilitate the election. Your email invitation to vote was sent from BigPulse to the primary email address on file with CPA Manitoba. If you didn’t receive an email, check your spam and/or junk folders. 

For all technical questions related to the voting process, including not having a secure link for an online vote, please contact us and include your member number.
2022 Board Election Nominees 
Hipolito Alibin Jr.
’Kitan Amao
Wendy Dyck
Mike McLenehan
Kanchana Sankaranarayanan
Rajinder Thethy

Ballot Order
All ballots in BigPulse contain a list of candidates, initially alphabetized by last name from top to bottom. Then, a method for random sorting of the names called Robson Rotation is used. This is a programmed feature of the BigPulse platform used for the election. This means that each member’s ballot order is different, as generated by a computer algorithm that ensures all board election candidates are listed equally at the top of the list (for this election one to six). 

Election Results
The results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 24, 2022. The results will also be sent by email on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Proxy Voting 
If you cannot attend the annual general meeting, Bylaw 220 provides that a member may submit a proxy. Appointment of a proxy shall be in writing in the form established by the Board. The form must be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer by 12:00 pm (noon) on the second day preceding the date of the meeting (Wednesday, June 22, 2022). To obtain a proxy form, contact us.   

CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. Bylaw Changes and Slate of Nominees 
Following the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba AGM, the CPA Manitoba Foundation will hold its Annual General Meeting. 
Proposed Changes to the CPA Manitoba Foundation Bylaws  
The bylaw changes have been approved by the Board of Directors of CPA Manitoba Foundation and are being presented to members for confirmation at the Annual General Meeting. Please review the updated version of the bylaws
CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. - Slate of Nominees 
Report of the Nominating Committee to the CPA Manitoba Foundation Board: 
The 2021-2022 CPA Manitoba Foundation Board was comprised of: 
Nora Wood, CPA, CGA - Chair (term ends 2023) 
Derek Boutang, CPA, CMA - Vice-Chair (term ends 2024) 
Jennifer Ash, CPA, CMA - Secretary/Treasurer (term ends 2025) 
Nicole Barry, CPA, CGA (term ends 2024)
Francis Fang, CPA, CA (term ends 2023) 
Sean Lawton, CPA, CMA (term ends 2022) 
Alex Levine, CPA, CA (term ends 2023) 
Kim Metcalfe, CPA, CA (term ends 2023) 
Lorraine Taraska, FCPA, FCA (term ends 2022) 
Ex-Officio Members:                  
Ryan Palmer, CPA, CA - Past-Chair                     
Geeta Tucker, FCPA, FCMA 

Appointed Non-Voting Members: 
Johanna Caithness - Public representative (term ends 2023) 
Beatrice Cheung, CPA - Student representative (term ends 2023) 
The following members of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors are either not running for re-election or have reached the limit of allowable terms: 
Nicole Barry, CPA, CGA
Sean Lawton, CPA, CMA 
Ryan Palmer, CPA, CA
Lorraine Taraska, FCPA, FCA

The members nominated for election to the CPA Manitoba Foundation Board for a three-year term, and recommended by the Nominating Committee are as follows: 
Beatrice Cheung, CPA 
Marlene Kendall, CPA, CA
Rob Kowalchuk, CPA, CA

The Board has appointed the following Student Observer for a three-year term: 
Calvin Loi

Annual Reports & Minutes Now Available 
The CPA Manitoba and the CPA Manitoba Foundation Annual Reports are available online: 
Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba Annual Report
Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba Audited Financial Statements 
Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba Minutes of 2021 Annual General Meeting 

CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. Annual Report 
CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. Audited Financial Statements 
CPA Manitoba Foundation Inc. Minutes of 2021 Annual General Meeting