CPA Education Foundation

Foundation iconAs a non-profit organization, our mandate is to strengthen the future of the accounting profession in Alberta through partnerships by supporting business education and students, and the incubation of innovative ideas. 


Each year, the Foundation provides up to $1.2 million in support of that mandate.

We do this by bestowing: grants to post-secondary business schools; scholarships and awards to students; financial support for accounting research; and programs to recognize and honour Alberta’s best accounting educators.


Fostering learning excellence for future Alberta CPAs.


The CPA Education Foundation positively impacts accounting education opportunities and those who inspire and develop future Alberta CPAs.

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Hesje CPA Knowledge Centre namesake looks to the stars

January 5, 2021

Continuing with his dedication to supporting education and giving back to the community, Brian Hesje FCPA, FCA – founder of the CPA Education Foundation’s Hesje CPA Knowledge Centre – has made a generous contribution to his alma mater, the University of Alberta, to construct an observatory. With this donation, students will broaden their horizons and deepen their learning of the stars!

The university is hosting a virtual opening of the Hesje Observatory at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus on January 12 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the opening can register at

To learn more about Brian Hesje’s contributions to the CPA Education Foundation, please visit the Hesje CPA Knowledge Centre.

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