Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its 22,000 certified general accountants (CGAs) and 9,000 students in the CGA program of professional studies in the province of Ontario. CGA Ontario is committed to innovation and excellence, fostering career advancement, international mobility and lifelong professional development in the accounting and finance profession. At CGA Ontario we pride ourselves on providing students in the CGA program of professional studies with the most comprehensive curriculum within our innovative online learning environment.
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (formerly Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s more than 58,000 Chartered Professional Accountants and over 11,000 Students. CPA Ontario, with a rich history dating back to 1879, has protected the public interest through the CPA profession’s high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. CPA Ontario works in partnership with the other provincial regulators and CPA Canada to provide nationally consistent, internationally recognized standards and programs that protect the public and safeguard our international trading partner commitments. Ontario CPAs work in public practice, businesses of every size, education, government and the not-for-profit sector, and serve every facet of society. They contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies.
Created by an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1797, the Law Society of Upper Canada governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner. The Law Society regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s more than 46,000 lawyers and over 5,000 licensed paralegals pursuant to the Law Society Act and the Law Society’s rules, regulations and guidelines.
Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) is a wholly Canadian owned insurance company that provides professional liability insurance to lawyers in Ontario and TitlePLUS title insurance coast-to-coast. LAWPRO is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. LAWPRO provides errors and omissions insurance to more than 24,000 members of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Through its TitlePLUS operation, LAWPRO also provides comprehensive title insurance and legal services coverage for residential purchase and mortgage-only/refinance transactions handled by lawyers. For more than 15 years, the LAWPRO team has provided the Ontario bar with cost-effective liability insurance, expert claims administration, and proactive risk and practice management initiatives to help prevent claims.
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is a member-interest, advocacy organization, created jointly by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Canadian Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE). The Society is the result of a two-year process to separate regulatory and non-regulatory affairs for the profession, culminating in a referendum of PEO members that found 80 percent support for starting a separate advocacy organization. We are the Voice of Ontario’s engineers, supporting, representing and advancing their interests and promoting engineering excellence for the benefit of the public. Our vision is to be a strong, progressive organization that champions a community of engineers.
Through the Professional Engineers Act, Professional Engineers Ontario governs licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Established on June 14, 1922, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the licensing and regulating body for engineering in the province. PEO is responsible for the licensing and discipline of engineers and companies providing engineering services. PEO is committed to ensuring a high standard of fairness and innovation in all its operational processes and strategic activities. The principal object of the association is to regulate the practice of professional engineering and to govern its members in order that the public interest is served and protected. It protects the public by ensuring all professional engineers have met the rigorous qualifications for licensing and that only properly qualified individuals practise engineering.