Friday, June 24, 2011

CAmagazine celebrates 100 years of keeping chartered accountants informed

CAmagazine is celebrating one hundred years of publication come July, making it one of Canada's oldest continuously published magazines. It was launched in July 1911 as a modest black-and-white journal called The Canadian Chartered Accountant, serving the Dominion Association of Chartered Accountants' 246 members. at that time promising ""Our pages will be open for discussions, for news and any other purposes tending to bring the members more closely in touch with one another."It was renamed CA magazine in 1973 and today has a circulation of 90,000, ten times a year. 
The anniversary was marked by a gala event last night in Toronto and the centennial edition features a special section looking at the accounting profession decade-by-decade as well as a special reprint of the first-ever edition.  A digital version of Vol 1, no. 1 is available.
Carine Wilson, the publisher and vice-president, member services of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants said in a release:
"The magazine has been the profession's historian, advisor, referee and its conscience. It has given Chartered Accountants a voice and helped them connect with peers from coast to coast."
The recently appointed editor, Okey Chigbo, told those at the gala event the magazine is proudly committed to the mission set out in the first issue, but would be striving to keep on top of or ahead of the challenges of CAs in the future. He joked that someone told him he was responsible for the next 100 years.



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