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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Students rise to the challenge in virtual case competition

March 31, 2021

On March 4 and 5, business students from post-secondary institutions across Alberta participated in the CPA Education Foundation’s Business Challenge case competition. Held virtually for the first time ever, this event invited participants to practice their case-solving skills, manage real-world business problems, and represent their post-secondary institutions for the chance to win cash prizes. The competition culminated in students presenting their findings live to a panel of CPA judges. It was a fierce competition and the Foundation is pleased to announce the following winners:

  • 1st place – University of Alberta
  • 2nd place – SAIT
  • 3rd place – University of Calgary

The CPA Education Foundation congratulates all teams – including their faculty advisors – for the outstanding level of business acumen and professionalism shown in the Business Challenge. A very special thank you to Sawridge Group of Companies for providing us with a case for this competition.

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