CPA Western School of Business offers CPA education reflecting Indigenous experience

Indigenous CPA candidates will have a new opportunity to study a CPA curriculum that includes case studies inspired by Indigenous traditions. The CPA Western School of Business Indigenous education program uses Indigenous business cases that are designed by Indigenous CPAs. The program also offers in-person learning opportunities, multiple satellite locations, opportunities for peer learning and support, and more. This gives Indigenous CPA students the opportunity to see themselves within the curriculum and addresses the institutional barriers presented by the accounting profession. “The impact of Indigenous students seeing themselves is so profound,” said Robert Andrews, executive director of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association in Alberta and Blackfoot First Nation member. “It validates the self. It validates their culture and traditions. The impact of seeing oneself in that material is like seeing yourself for the first time.”

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