Nominations Open for CPA Manitoba Board

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, 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 the eventuality of a virtual AGM. More information regarding the AGM will be forthcoming.

Process 
Nominations are now invited for the 2021 CPA Manitoba Board election. CPA Manitoba members in good standing who reside in the province are eligible for election. The deadline to have a nomination approved by CPA Manitoba is Monday, May 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

CPA Manitoba is working with BigPulse, a full-service provider of secure online elections. This platform will be exclusively used to collect nomination submissions as well.

Nominee instructions are as follows:

  • Contact Geeta Tucker, President & CEO, CPA Manitoba by email at gtucker@cpamb.ca to express interest in submitting a nomination.
  • The nominee will then 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 successfully complete and submit the form.
  • Note that 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 Monday, June 7, 2021 and closes at 12:00 pm (noon) on June 22, 2021, two days before the Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2021.

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 2021 is three. 
  • 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
The duties of a Board member are to: 

CPA Manitoba’s mandate is to protect the public through rigorous education and certification programs and ensures its members uphold the highest professional and ethics 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. 

  • 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 current 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. As well, Board members are also required to participate in a sub-committee. However, the sub-committee meetings are usually only two to four times per year. 

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