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Public Practice User Groups 

A key benefit to membership is the depth and variety of expertise available through your fellow practitioners. Whether you want to keep up-to-date in a specific technical field, learn as part of a group, share your own expertise, or find a dependable, specialized resource you can call upon for quick insight, CGA-BC user groups help practitioners share knowledge with one another.

The following list of user groups is currently available for CGA-BC practitioners’ participation.

If you are aware of other CGA-BC user groups not listed here, please inform Brigitte Ilk, CGA, Manager, Public Practice Research and Development by calling (604) 629-8363, toll free (800) 565-1211 ext 363 or email

And if you are interested in forming a user group, please contact [bilk#cga-bc,org]Brigitte Ilk, CGA.


List of User Groups


Kelowna Public Practice Study Group 

This group holds meetings to provide a forum for information sharing and networking for CGA members in public practice in the Okanagan valley.

Where:  Kelowna location varies
When:   Second Friday of the month
January to February, September to December
Time:  9:00 am - 10:30 a.m
Cost:  $5
Contact:   Michelle Duford, CPA, CGA
(250) 763-7923


Victoria Tax Study Group  

This group, with a focus on tax issues, consists mainly of CGAs in public practice but is also open to students, bankers, lawyers and other related professionals. Most meetings involve a presentation conducted by a business professional or one of the group's members.   


Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre
3020 Blanshard Street,


Monthly meetings from:

January - February
October - December

Time:  7-9 p.m.   
Cost:  $30 per season  
Contact:   David Levinson, CPA, CGA
(250) 386-1999   



Canadian Virtual Tax Research Club 

Focusing on income tax, this group is solely for CGAs, to permit discussion without staff or students present. The group researches a different topic each month. Emphasis is placed on practical application of the Income Tax Act to real life situations. Some topics the group has considered and may revisit from time to time include: tax traps, personal service businesses, capital cost and capital cost allowance, rental income, capital versus inventory or repair, death and estates, separation, retirement, investments, payroll and keeping records. 

Meetings are conducted using Citrix GoToMeeting. View the relevant content on your desktop and listen or join in the conversation via USB headset with a microphone or by calling the long distance number shown on your meeting invitation. Alternatively, if you’re mobile, participate where you are. Download a free mobile device APP. Monthly meetings have posted themes plus time is made for specific concerns.

Where:  At your desk, via conference call, using Citrix GoToMeeting 
When:   Second Tuesday of every month
Benefits:  Network with CGAs across the country and access unique resources
Time:  One hour meeting commences 9:30 a.m. PST
Cost:  $30 plus tax monthly

11 maximum verifiable CPD hours per annum
Additional unique resources provide extensive reading on tax topics that can be reported as non-verifiable CPD hours

Topics:  To be announced Fall 2014.
Contact:   Eileen Reppenhagen, CGA or call (604) 943-7414


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