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The Award

About Canada’s CFO of the Year Award

Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award was established in 2002 to recognize and honour the best in financial leadership.


Sponsored by Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada, PwC Canada, and Robert Half, Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to business in Canada through vision and leadership, corporate reporting and performance, social responsibility, innovation, and business complexity.

The winner is chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of an independent group of some of Canada’s top business professionals. The three award finalists will be highlighted at the gala reception on April 25, 2019, and the winner of Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award will be revealed.





Finalists of Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award will receive benefits and recognition through:


Media & promotional activity

  • Featured interview in the Behind the Boardroom content series
  • Photography to be used in promotion of the CFOY program
  • Tribute video showcased at gala event



  • Pre-gala VIP reception (including invitations for finalists’ special guests)
  • Seating at the head table at gala event





The winner will receive Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award and a $5,000 contribution to the charity of their choice. Their accomplishments will be highlighted on Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award website. The winner will also receive:


  • A one page feature spread in the Globe & Mail*
  • A seat on the CFOY Selection Committee the following year
  • Opportunities to present at national speaking engagements with presenting sponsors
  • Photos and videos used in promotional materials for the program


*May be asked to participate in additional article for use in various Canadian media