COVID-19 Resources

CPA Canada Financial Literacy Resources


CPA Resources

COVID-19 brings stress and economic consequences requiring real-time business decisions. Many Canadian CPAs are deeply involved in assessing those challenges and providing strategic guidance in helping organizations ensure business continuity. CPA Canada has developed a resource page with links to CPA Canada guidance, research and news, along with external sites like CRA, Canadian Accountability Board and Canadian Securities Administrators. New content will be added regularly. Click here to view CPA Canada's resource page.

CPA Alberta and CPA Saskatchewan’s Assist page has resources, articles and webinars can provide you with specific knowledge and support relating to mental health. Click here for more information.

External Resources

Alberta Jobs Now program

Businesses and non-profits can apply for funding to reduce the cost of hiring and training Albertans for new jobs.

Things are changing quickly, and an evidence-based perspective on coronavirus is essential. Here you’ll find go-to resource for insights and analysis on COVID-19. Here, we bring you quick-read articles based on our multi-disciplinary research. Each article gives you a fact-based understanding of the complex issues impacting you and your organization. Click here for The Conference Board of Canada's resource page.
Provincial updates on the current situation and risk, prevention, government services, and more. Click here for updates.
The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is also continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the capital markets, in conjunction with our colleagues across the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). Our team continues to support market participants and assist the public, and information about regulatory or other updates related to COVID-19 will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available. Click here for updates and guidance.
The provincial Human Resources regulatory body produced a fact sheet giving advice on how employers should respond to the virus and support employees by being prepared, looking after employees’ health and safety, precautions for employees returning from travel, and developing flexible resourcing plans. See more here.

Financial Reporting Implications and Resources

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - AcSB Exposure Draft – Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions beyond June 30, 2021 (Proposed amendment to IFRS 16)

COVID-19 and Application of Public Sector Accounting Standards Webinar - Listen to this webinar where the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) answers some frequently asked questions around accounting and reporting implications of COVID-19 to the public sector.

COVID-19 and Application of Public Sector Accounting Standards Guide - discusses how public sector entities in Canada can apply PSAS to financial reporting issues arising due to the pandemic. Topics covered include going concern, government business enterprises, impaired assets, liabilities and loans, measurement uncertainty and risk disclosures.


International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board


International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants


Key Practice Management Considerations and Resources


Tax Related Resources


To assist CPAs in addressing challenges arising from COVID-19, CPA Alberta and CPA Canada has a number of resources and services available.

Workplace Guidance, Returning to Work, and Resuming Operations Post COVID-19

Four tips to help get small businesses back on track

There are several ways accountants can help restore a company’s financial wellness following the pandemic.

Organizations reimagine business travel for the new normal

Planning for uncertainty, starting slowly and making the most of each trip is the best way to travel smart, and green, experts say.

Back to the office: Expert tips to help you prepare mentally

Thinking about the new workplace routine can be anxiety-inducing, but there are things you can do to ease the transition.

Building a More Competitive Canada After COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic recovery could become an inflection point for Canada’s economy. Many stakeholders – including the federal government – have embraced the theme of “build back better,” of using the crisis as an opportunity to rebuild Canada’s economy along new and hopefully improved lines.

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