Major's Breakfast - September 5, 2019 with Daniel S. Goldberg

The Ottawa Board of Trade hosted the Mayor’s breakfast with Daniel S. Goldberg, the President and CEO of Telesat Canada. He enlightened us on some of Telesat’s exciting projects including the TelesatLEO which will help revolutionize the way we access broadband in different areas of the planet. Telesat is a strong contributor to our city’s economic success and continues to grow globally with it’s cutting edge technology.

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Good Luck to our 2019 CFE Writers!

On September 11, 12 and 13, four of our staff members will be writing the Common Final Examination (CFE). The CFE is the final three-day examination in the Canadian CPA certification program requiring candidates to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the CPA Competency Map. Upon successful completion of the challenging three-day exam, candidates are one step closer to attaining their CPA designation!

We wanted to wish good luck to our staff members and everyone else writing the CFE this year!

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The HW Hat is on the Move!

Over 12 days this August, the Hendry Warren Hat travelled 180 kms through the backcountry of Algonquin Park following the routes of the voyageurs. Robin of our office carried their gear and the Hat over 15 kms of portages and was rewarded by amazing wildlife and tranquility in Ontario’s first and largest provincial park. Stay tuned for the photos of the next adventures!

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Hendry Warren Open House!

Calling all Carleton & OttawaU accounting co-op students!

Do you want to learn more about the exciting CPA career opportunities available with Hendry Warren LLP? We invite you to join us for our student open house on Friday September 6th from 2pm- 4pm. Come meet our amazing team and find out more about what Hendry Warren has to offer.

Advance registration required at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hendry-warren-llp-student-office-tour-tickets-68173044411

We look forward to meeting you!

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Inaugural HazloLaw Charity Softball Game

‘It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” ~ Ernie Banks, Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame

 On August 22nd, on an otherwise perfect summer day, Jaime Wendland and Dave Ienzi participated alongside other local accountants in the inaugural HazloLaw Charity Softball Game in support of the two important local charities, The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and CHEO.  While the final score wasn’t close, Team White beat Team Blue 24-11, the real winners were the two charities. 

 A huge thank you to Dean Blachford and Hugues Boisvert for their invitation to participate and for hosting such a successful event!  Jaime and Dave are already looking forward to next year’s game…maybe they’ll play two!

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Bittersweet Farewell to the HW Co-op Students

This time of the year always brings beautiful weather with a touch of sadness in the forecast. Once again, the time has come to say farewell to our amazing co-op students who are finishing up with 4 or 8 month work terms with us. The office will feel empty in September without these familiar faces.

We are so grateful that you all chose Hendry Warren. We wish you all the best of luck with your studies this Fall!

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Michelle Bouchard Joins the Roger Neilson House Board

Congratulations to our own Michelle Bouchard, who has recently been elected to the board of Roger Neilson House, and who has taken on the role of Treasurer of the organization.    This charity is near and dear to the Hendry Warren family.    Ian Hendry is a founding board member who remains active in the organization, and the respite care services provided by the organization have been used by one our own extended family.

 Roger Neilson House offers a variety of support services for children and their families such as palliative, respite, and transitional care, along with grief support and other therapies.   To find out more about this wonderful organization check out their website at  https://rogerneilsonhouse.ca/our-services/

Todd Hamilton Joins the NPO Group

Hendry Warren LLP is a founding member of The NPO Group which is comprised of Ottawa area professionals committed to supporting the not-for-profit community.   The mission of the group is to gather and share information relating to the NFP community, providing education, knowledge and advice.   Our own Todd Hamilton has recently assumed the role of co-chair of the organization.   To learn more about the group and its members, and events, check out the website at  www.thenpogroup.com

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2019 Camp Day

In late July, the HW team spent a Friday afternoon enjoying some great games, food and a whole lot of sunshine at a local campground. It was the perfect way to enjoy the summer and make some fun memories together.

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Here We Grow Again!

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Hendry Warren LLP admin team (from left to right) Nancy Marcoux, Katelynn Gough and Kayla Damiano.  So excited to have you onboard to keep our growing firm running smoothly and help us deliver the amazing personal touch service experience our clients have come to know and love. 

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HW Beats the Heat

What sound makes both kids & adults stop what they're doing & sprint down the street? The ice cream truck!

On Wednesday afternoon, our staff were surprised with a visit from the Cool Treats ice cream truck. From sundaes to snow cones, they had it all! Who needs an afternoon coffee when you can have a sugar rush instead?

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Businesses Outside Quebec - Get Ready for QST Changes Effective in 2019

In the Québec budget released on March 27, 2018, Québec announced the implementation of a new QST regime to collect QST from suppliers that are non-residents of Québec that will affect businesses starting in 2019.

Canadian businesses outside of Québec and businesses in foreign countries that sell taxable supplies in Québec will be required to register and collect QST where they earn $30,000 a year or more in revenue from certain Québec customers. Certain digital platforms (such as Amazon) will also be affected.

You can read our newsletter about the upcoming change here: https://bit.ly/2YAfjCG. For more information about how these changes may affect your business and for assistance with compliance obligations, please contact our office to speak to one of our tax professionals.

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INPACT Partners Forum 2019

From June 19th to 21st, Nancy Nicks, David Ienzi and Jacob Milosek travelled to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the INPACT Partners Forum. Hendry Warren is a member of INPACT, an international affiliation of accounting firms which allows members to share ideas and methods on what they do and provide technical tax and accounting support to each other on a global basis. Jacob gave a presentation at the conference on firm economics and important considerations in servicing clients and running a successful CPA firm. Nancy, Dave and Jacob also had an opportunity to take in some of the sights in Louisville – a beautiful city!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our University graduates Yvonne Shao (pictured below) and Eddy Gao! We can't wait to see what your future holds. Yvonne joined Hendry Warren LLP as a co-op student in January 2018 and Eddy joined us in March 2019. Both have been valuable members of the team ever since!

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Tips to Avoid Fraud

Last Wednesday, Todd Hamilton, Michelle Bouchard and Megan Bloskie attended a Fraud Prevention for Not-for-Profits Seminar hosted by the NPO Group. The NPO Group’s mission is to gather and share information relating to the NPO community. For more information about the NPO Group, please visit their website at http://thenpogroup.com/.

 The seminar featured a talk by Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Deceptive Marketing Practices at the Competition Bureau, focused on helping NPOs and their advisors being able to identify and prevent fraud from occurring in their organizations. Below are four tips to help prevent fraud in your organization:

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Women, Wine & Wisdom

On Thursday June 13th, Nancy Nicks and Megan Bloskie attended the Ottawa Board of Trade’s Women, Wine & Wisdom event at the Hilton Lac-Leamy. The evening featured an inspiring panel discussion focused on a conversation of leadership, life balance and legacy. The panelists shared their personal stories and experiences which both inspired us and left us with ideas to reflect on as we continue to invest in and support our female staff and clients to help them achieve their own version of success.

Hazlo Law’s Annual Spring Cocktail Party

What a great way to celebrate the start of summer and the start of beautiful weather!

 Last night, Jaime Wendland, Andrew DuBroy, Todd Hamilton, David Ienzi and Ian Hendry attended Hazlo Law’s Annual Spring Cocktail Party.  With a stunning view of both the Rideau Falls and the Ottawa River, we were privileged to be able to connect with our friends and colleagues at such a lovely venue. Thank you to Hugues Boisvert, Dean Blachford and the whole team at Hazlo Law for the invitation to their wonderful event.

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2019 OHS Garden Party

Wednesday evening our Hendry Warren team attended the Ottawa Humane Society’s Annual Garden Party hosted at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. We had the opportunity to meet some very fluffy special guests and support an amazing cause! All funds raised through the event helped to support the nearly 10,000 animals that the OHS cares for each year.

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