Feedback session: IFAC Sustainability Project

Facilitated by Irene Wiecek, Canadian member of the International Panel on Accountancy Education (IPAE)


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The CAAA and IFAC's International Panel on Accountancy Education (IPAE) invite you to an online feedback session on Sustainability Education.

October 3rd, 2023 - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. ET  - Online

Register for the Session

Given the increasing importance and focus on Sustainability – how do we ensure that our students are prepared to meet the demands of the market and at the same time avail themselves of the significant opportunities in this field when they graduate? At the international level – do we need separate education standards in this area or not? Note that this discussion will also help us understand what we can do in our respective classrooms to help our own students. It is a great opportunity for Canadian academics such as yourselves (and the CAAA) to have a voice on the global stage.

The objective of this session is to obtain your input on ‘what hasn’t changed’ and ‘what’s new’ in the four focus areas – all as they relate to sustainability (business acumen, behavioural competence, technical expertise, ethical behaviours).

There is no need for you to have in-depth knowledge of specific standards i.e., IFRS S1, S2, ISSA 5000 nor the IFAC International Education Standards (IES). 

Please review the following document for the session. The questions for discussion are in paragraph 12 on page 4.

Download document and discussion questions for the session

The following video and letter are helpful to provide further context:

Download cover letter from IFAC to stakeholders



Past CAAA Virtual Events

CAR Virtual Event on Textual Analysis

Topic: CAR Virtual Event on Textual Analysis

Description: Narrative data are a key form of communication. Textual analysis has been increasingly conducted in accounting research, and new textual analysis techniques have flourished in recent years.

Contemporary Accounting Research will hold a virtual event at 10-11am EST on December 14 (Tuesday), 2021, followed by an informal social event, to discuss textual analysis in accounting.

Khrystyna Bochkay, University of Miami
Stephen V. Brown, University of Connecticut
Andy Leone, Northwestern University

Jenny Tucker, University of Florida

Registration is free. Please note that this event will take place in English only. If you have any questions about the event, please email

We look forward to your participation!
Time: Dec 14, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration Link:

Exposure Draft Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach

The CAAA is pleased to host Financial Reporting Standards workshops in conjunction with The International Accounting Standards Board.

Exposure Draft
Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 11:00-13:00 (EDT)

The workshop will provide an overview of the IASB’s Exposure Draft Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach (snapshot). The Exposure Draft sets out a proposed new approach to developing and drafting disclosure requirements in IFRS Standards as well as new disclosure requirements for IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement and IAS 19 Employee Benefits—the Standards the Board is testing its proposed approach on.

The purpose of the session is to obtain feedback from academics on the proposals in the ED and to discuss relevant academic evidence. The workshop will be structured in three sections:

1) the Board’s proposed new approach,
2) proposed new disclosure requirements for IFRS 13, and
3) proposed new disclosure requirements for IAS 19.

The session will be moderated by Kate Bewley, CAAA President Elect. The workshop will include short presentations by the IASB and the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, and academic reflections by Michel MagnanRucsandra Moldovan and Darren Henderson followed by questions and comments from the audience to be addressed by the presenters and IASB member Tom Scott.


Presentation Slides

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Accounting Chairs' Forum

Accounting Chairs at post-secondary institutions across Canada attended the Accounting Chairs' Forum on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

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You can see the program and speakers from the most recent Forum at this link: