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CGA Ontario invests in the success of Seneca’s Accounting and Financial Services students with generous donation

Toronto, January 22, 2013 - Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) has donated $255,000 to Seneca College’s School of Accounting and Financial Services, in part to establish the CGA Ontario Learning Centre at the College’s Newnham Campus.

“This donation will help our accounting and finance students to succeed by providing initiatives that help motivate and support aspiring accounting professionals,” said David Agnew, Seneca College President. “Seneca students will benefit from this donation for years to come, thanks to CGA Ontario’s commitment and generosity.”

The CGA Ontario Learning Centre will officially open on Wednesday, January 23. A dedicated study area for Seneca’s accounting students, the opening ceremony for the new study space will be attended by President Agnew and CGA Ontario CEO Doug Brooks, FCGA.

Other highlights of CGA Ontario’s generous gift include:

  • In-person, accounting-specific tutoring from a senior tutor through the CGA Ontario Learning Centre.
  • Supporting faculty with their ongoing professional development needs.
  • Sponsorship of a Speakers Series with two events each year.
  • A student outreach program that will build awareness of the career pathways available to CGAs.
  • Scholarships to the CGA program for up to five Seneca accounting program graduates a year.

“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to offer funding to Seneca, one of Ontario’s leading colleges,” said Doug Brooks, CGA Ontario CEO. “The impacts this type of partnership creates for both students and academics are significant – we’re proud to be part of that.”

About Certified General Accountants of Ontario

A CGA designation lets you DO MORE with your career – CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 21,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation.
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