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Hello CPB Canada Members,

Wow, it is late August already! I hope this summer has provided each of you time to recharge the batteries and return to some normal activities. As we enter the Fall, I urge everyone to be well and stay safe.

For the CPB Canada team, it has been a busy summer. The team is working diligently on delivering a robust virtual Ignite Annual Conference in September. After last year, we learned many lessons, and we are confident this year's experience will step it up with some new bells and whistles thrown in. 

I am pleased to provide general updates on exciting developments, focusing directly on creating enhanced member value and supports that move the profession of bookkeeping ahead. A couple of things to keep your eye out for include:

  • Announcing the NUMBERS & SENSE Magazine – We announced a new publication for members and the industry earlier this week. To mark our 15th anniversary, we are excited to launch this new publication in January that provides bookkeepers with emerging thought leadership, cutting-edge articles, and a venue to raise the profession's profile nationally. Stay tuned for more details over the coming weeks and months ahead.
  • Strategic Plan - The Board of Directors and senior staff have used this summer to develop CPB Canada's next three-year strategic plan. It is expected that the new strategic plan and direction will be available to share with members early this Fall.
  • Ignite 2021 – As mentioned, this second go-around at a virtual conference is lining up to be an exceptional experience.  We have a robust educational program, and we have added new features to enhance the conference experience.  Join us for further announcements, wow-box goodies, unique networking opportunities, fun social events, and the overall benefit of joining 400 peers (90+ who are first-timers). Hope to see you there!  

Finally, it saddens me to announce that Meagan Rockett, our Member Programs & Service Officer, is leaving CPB Canada to pursue a new professional opportunity. Over Meagan's time with us, she has been an exceptional colleague and presence within our organization. If you have worked with her, you know her positive attitude, diligent work ethic, and broad skill set will be missed. While we are sad to see Meagan go, please join us in wishing her the best in her next professional chapter. From all of us, thank you, Meagan!

I hope to see many of you at Ignite 2021!

Rick Johal, CAE
Chief Executive Officer

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