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July 25, 2019

An MBA plus? Grad touts value of management consulting program, via Royal Roads University.

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July 11, 2019

An MBA plus? Grad touts value of management consulting program, via Royal Roads University.

Media Release

May 15, 2019

Honouring CMC-Alberta CMCs: A Speech by Leigh Harris, National Board Chair.

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April 12, 2019

Call for Submissions: Constantinus Awards 2019 – Showcasing Canadian Excellence in Management Consulting.

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January 24, 2019

The University of Regina and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants Agreement.

The University of Regina and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding that facilitates Levene Graduate School students in achieving the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

Press Release

December 16, 2018

CBC Weekend Business Panel with CMC Jenifer Bartman.

CMC Jenifer Bartman joined Elmer Kim and John Northcott to discuss the business implications of the Huawei saga.

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December 1, 2018

New Member Column.

Check out CMC Tim Kist's latest monthly column on marketing in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Read it here: “Marketer's dilemma. Balancing revenue and responsibility in the brand-new cannabis industry”.

November 17, 2018

Letter to the Editor, Winnipeg Free Press.

Read J.J. (Sean) Sweeney's (FCMC) letter to the editor in response to a recent WFP article on Manitoba spending $16M on private consultants since the Tories took power.

November 3, 2018

Letter to the Editor, Winnipeg Free Press.

Read CMC Tim Kist's latest monthly column on marketing in the Winnipeg Free Press: Setting yourself apart. Consider the four pillars of marketing to grow your success.

October 18, 2018

CMC-Canada Members Sweep Top Honours at 2018 International Constantinus Awards, Showcasing Excellence in Management Consulting.

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October 17, 2018

Dwight Mihalicz elected as new ICMCI Chair, the first Canadian to hold the position since 1993.

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October 6. 2018

New Member Column.

CMC Tim Kist's latest monthly column on marketing in the Winnipeg Free Press is out: "Everyone on your team is in marketing. Key contributions come from the loading dock to the executive suite".

September 1, 2018

New Member Column.

CMC Tim Kist's latest monthly column on marketing in the Winnipeg Free Press is out. Read it here, “With Great Online Power Comes Great Responsibility”.

August 17, 2018

Business Link features a profile of CMC-Alberta's Back to Business Coaching Program—Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in its Connector Newsletter.

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August 4, 2018

Members in the News.

CMC Tim Kist has a new monthly column on marketing in the Winnipeg Free Press. Read the latest article, “Marketing more than just making things look pretty”.

July 6, 2018

CMC-Canada Announces Canadian Nominations for 2018 International Constantinus Awards, Showcasing Excellence in Management Consulting.

Media Release

July 2, 2018

CMC-Canada joins CMC-Global in Celebrating the First Year of ISO 20700.

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June 7, 2018

Global Management Consulting Professional Body Celebrates International Consultants’ Day.

CMC‑Global (formerly ICMCI) in unison with its members and management consultants from around the world, including founding member CMC‑Canada, recognizes and celebrates today as ‘International Consultants’ Day’.

Read our Media Release.

June 5, 2018

EU's General Data Protection Regulations.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force May 25, 2018 and it will have a significant impact on Canadian businesses. You can find a useful roadmap to compliance in this Financial Post article and tips to get your business in tune with GDPR in this Globe and Mail piece.

Also, PwC U.S. has a useful GDPR primer that you can read here.

May 28, 2018

May Advocacy Update – Tax Changes Affecting Small Businesses.

CMC-Canada is a member of the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness – a unified voice of close to 80 organizations across the country who oppose the federal government’s tax proposals that dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada The Coalition – on behalf of hundreds of thousands of its members – recently deployed two new letters:

April 30, 2018

CBC Weekend Business Panel with CMC Jenifer Bartman.

CMC Jenifer Bartman joined John Northcott and Elmer Kim for CBC News Network’s Weekend Business Panel for a discussion on millennial real estate trends and Canadian markets closing early due to technical issues.

Read a summary of the discussion.

March 28, 2018

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness is asking finance minister Bill Morneau to take more action on the government’s proposed tax changes.

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a unified voice of more than 70 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of business owners across the country (including CMC-Canada members), outlined today the need for further important fixes to small business tax changes.

Read the Coalition’s new letter to Finance Minister Morneau and accompanying press release.

March 28, 2018

New Partnership: CMC-Canada and University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The initial objective is to prepare students within U of T’s Master’s of Engineering (MEng) programme for a career in management consulting, and the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

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March 3, 2018

Federal Budget Tightens Tax Rules for Small Businesses and Passive Income.

With the recent Federal Government budget announcement, Noreen Irvine CMC (President of CMC-Alberta), co-presented at the EDCE Entrepreneurial Development Conference on what to expect from the changes to tax rules for small businesses and passive income rules.

Read the presentation here

February 27, 2018

Moodys Gartner report on 2018 Federal Budget.

The Federal Government has just released its annual budget. Read a summary of the details from Moodys Gartner here: The 2018 Federal Budget and the Passive Investment Proposal Climbdown.

February 19, 2018

How to Change Arts Leadership in Canada: An Insider’s Perspective.

CMC Rosalyn Rubenstein, Principal of Rubenstein & Associates, recently had an article featured in the Globe and Mail: “How to change arts leadership in Canada: An insider’s perspective.”

Read it here

February 14, 2018

READ: Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness feedback on revised tax proposals.

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a unified voice of more than 70 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of business owners across the country (including CMC-Canada members), has written a new letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The letter (along with supplementary examples) raises concerns about the recently announced changes to income splitting rules for families and upcoming changes to passive investment rules.

Read the Letter (English / French) and the accompanying News Release (English / French).

February, 9, 2018

CMC Dr. Richard LeBlanc: Wynn Resorts may need to rebrand.

CMC Dr. Richard LeBlanc, corporate governance professor at York University, recently joined BNN to provide perspective on the Steve Wynn misconduct claims, what could be next for Wynn Resorts, and the company board's role in all of this.

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February, 2018

CBC Weekend Business Panel with CMC Jenifer Bartman.

CMC Jenifer Bartman joined Natasha Fatah and Elmer Kim for CBC News Network’s Weekend Business Panel for a discussion on space exploration, the cost of raising the next generation of olympic athletes, and more.

Read a summary of the discussion.

January 18, 2018

First CIO Blockchain Professional Certification Issued in Canada.

TransformationWorx, CIO Association of Canada, and the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario (CMC-Ontario) announced today that certifications will be issued next week to the world's first CIO Certified Blockchain Professionals (CCBP). The program is dedicated to Application of Blockchain to Business.

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January 15, 2018

Blockchain and Real Estate.

Blockchain technology is starting to transform many different sectors, and Real Estate is no exception. FCMC Sheila Botting (Deloitte Canada) weighs in on the impact of blockchain in real estate in this Globe and Mail article.

January, 2018

CBC Weekend Business Panel with CMC Jenifer Bartman.

CMC Jenifer Bartman joined John Northcott and Elmer Kim for CBC News Network’s Weekend Business Panel for a discussion on NAFTA and more.

Read a summary of the discussion.

December 14, 2017

NEW: Tax Coalition welcomes Senate recommendations, remains concerned with income sprinkling rules.

The legislation on income sprinkling released by Finance Minister Bill Morneau this week, while a step towards clarity, still represents an administrative and financial burden for a number of small businesses and the families that own themRead the latest news release from the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a unified voice of now almost 80 organizations, including CMC-Canada, representing hundreds of thousands of business owners across the country.

Read the News Release

November 22, 2017

READ: CMC-Canada's Third Letter to Minister Morneau.

Despite the federal government’s partial adjustments to its small business tax changes, business groups are still troubled about the potential negative effects the revised proposals will have on small and medium-sized firms. The concerns are spelled-out in a new letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau by the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a unified voice of now almost 80 organizations, including CMC-Canada, representing hundreds of thousands of business owners across the country.

Read the Letter (English or French) and the News Release.

October 2, 2017

READ: CMC-Canada's Response to Department of Finance Canada.

As part of our ongoing efforts in opposition of the federal government's tax proposals announced on July 18, 2017, CMC-Canada has submitted a detailed response on behalf of its members to Finance Minister Morneau.

We're asking that the federal government reflect on both the substance of the tax proposals and the strategy it used to launch them. And we've respectfully requested that the current proposals be halted until all our members' concerns have been addressed and a comprehensive review of the Canadian tax system is successfully undertaken, with a view toward fairness and simplification for all taxpayers.

Read the submission. See more submissions on the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness website.

September 26-27, 2017

Growing coalition confirms tax proposals will affect middle-class business owners.

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a unified voice of more than 70 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of business owners across the country (including CMC-Canada), has written a new letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau with professional analysis confirming that Ottawa’s tax proposals will affect middle-class business owners, resulting in higher tax rates than other Canadians with similar income levels. Read the letter in English / French, as well as the news release (English / French) sent out by the coalition, which includes a quote from our National Board Vice-Chair (interim), Leigh Harris:

“We are fully supportive of the government’s pledge to advance evidence-based policy-making. Our members are concerned that the government’s proposed changes to small business taxes are not sufficiently informed by the level of research, analysis and consultation required to ensure a full appreciation of the impacts this will have on Canadians - not just entrepreneurs and small business owners but also on the overall health of the Canadian economy and competitiveness in the short and long term.” — Leigh Harris, Vice Chair (Interim) National Board of Directors, CMC-Canada

August 30, 2017

CMC-Canada’s Response to Finance Minister Morneau’s Proposed Tax Changes.

CMC-Canada has joined the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a group of now 70+ organizations from across the country, unified in opposition of the federal government’s tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada. These business groups — on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of members — have presented a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau asking the government to take these proposals off the table and instead meet with the business community to address any shortcomings in tax policy affecting private corporations.

  • You can read the letter here in English or French.
  • You can also read the media advisory sent out by the coalition in English or French.
  • Colin McAllister, CMC, managing partner at Perspect, joined BNN to discuss these proposed tax changes and how they could impact small business owners. To watch the video, click the image below:

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  • 'The downside of seeking advice on the cheap'. CMCs Kimberly Connors (Ernst & Young) and Heidi Hamilton (Priority Solutions) were interviewed for this Globe & Mail piece.
  • CMC-Canada's letter to the editor in response to a Globe & Mail article on the consultant's role in executive compensation. Globe and Mail "There is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the compensation consultant vis-a-vis the client."... Read more.