Almost a year into the pandemic and it’s hard to believe it’s already approaching tax time again. With a disruptive year in our rearview,  Fabio Bonanno, CPA, CA, Principal, Taxation at CPA Canada, guides listeners through the necessary information this coming tax season. This episode was recorded on January 27, 2021 via Skype. Please note: the topics discussed in this recording are as at the date of the recording, rules may have changed since the recording date. This recording is not intended to be tax advice.

For resources visit: cpacanada.ca/COVID19finlit

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The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect that of CPA Canada.

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It can be difficult to plan our financial future on a normal day, add in a global pandemic and it can make things even more challenging. In this episode, Aurèle Courcelles, CPA, CMA, CFP, TEP, FP Canada™ Fellow explains that “it’s never too late to start” as he breaks down the importance of making a financial plan as well as provides steps you can take to get started today. This episode was recorded on November 26, 2020 via Skype.

Want to hear more from Aurèle? Tune into the webinar, Financial planning: Building a lifelong financial plan offered on-demand.

For more resources, visit cpacanada.ca/finlitresources, fpcanada.ca, “Your Financial Toolkit” (Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)

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Are you confused about life insurance? How do you know if the life insurance you have is enough? Why is it so hard to talk about something that is so important? In this episode, Graham Rogers, FSA, FCIA, Director of Product and Large-Case Support at Canada Life, helps us understand the ins and outs of life insurance and what we can do to ensure we are informed and protected, especially during these unpredictable times. This episode was recorded via Skype.

Want to hear more from Graham? Tune in to the webinar, Life insurance after COVID-19: Protecting yourself now and in the future offered on-demand.

For more resources, visit cpacanada.ca/finlitresources.

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I was planning to start (or grow) a business in 2020 before the world changed. What do I do now? What options are available to me?

Join our expert Lisa Zamparo, CPA, CA, founder of The Wellth Company, as she walks us through her career as an accountant, how she made the transition into entrepreneurship and how she has had to pivot to deal with the disruptions brought on by the pandemic.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources, CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners and Make Lemonade.

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

The pandemic has led to one of the largest economic crises in modern history. In this new business environment, many entrepreneurs are showing ingenuity in adapting to post crisis challenges. This episode outlines priorities highlighted in the BDC’s research study focusing on How Entrepreneurs Are Adapting to the Pandemic.

Join our expert Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), as he walks us through the findings on how entrepreneurs are adapting to the pandemic.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources, CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners and BDC - Information to help your business take action during the COVID-19 crisis

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

Like many things, the pandemic has affected the Canadian tax system. This episode provides practical insights on key risks and tax planning opportunities for small businesses.

Join our expert Michael Espinoza, CPA, CA, Senior Manager at Grant Thornton as he walks us through his thinking on how small businesses should prepare and plan for the upcoming tax season.

***Please note that after recording this podcast on December 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced further details relating to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). For more information please visit: ceba-cuec.ca.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources and CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners.

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

We have entered a tentative normal but how long may this last and how do I better prepare my business for future disruptions?

Join our expert Saeideh Fard, CPA, CA, Senior Vice President of Finance at PointClickCare as she walks us through her thinking in how a business should prepare and plan for disruptions in the normal course of a business.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources and CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners.

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

It is not always about the numbers. Mental wellness during a crisis is more important than ever. How can small business owners manage their own stress?

Join our expert Rebecca Shields from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for York and South Simcoe as she walks us through understanding the stigma around mental health; the early warnings signs; why it is important for small business owners to have effective strategies to handle their mental health and strategies to assist with effective care and management.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit,  CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources, CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CMHA Canada)  

If you are experiencing a mental health or addictions related crisis please:

  • Contact your doctor
  • Go to the nearest hospital
  • Find resources at ConnexOntario
  • Call 911 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

With the economic stress brought on by uncertainty, businesses need to re-evaluate their models in a changing world.  Businesses that once thrived, are now not sure if this can be sustained. As a business owner, what questions do I need to be asking? What early indications will I have about the health of my business moving forward? 

Join our expert Jamie Smith, CPA, CA from Amplify Advisors and Bearhill as she walks us through her thinking in how a business can re-evaluate their business models in times of uncertainty.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources and CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners.

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

 

With the economic stress brought on by the uncertainty, businesses need to change to survive. How do I know when I should restructure my business? What questions do I need to consider? How do I communicate tough decisions to my employees and stakeholders? What other questions should I consider? Join our expert Eitan Dehtiar, CPA, CMA, Land and People Planning (LP), as he walks us through his thinking in making the tough decisions around restructuring.

This episode is part of our podcast focusing on helping Ontario small businesses get through the pandemic. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.

For resources and more information, visit, CPA Canada’s Ontario small business financial literacy resources and CPA Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Literacy page for business owners.

Host: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, Sheriff Consulting

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