On Thursday August 24th at 2PM, Welch LLP Partners Christa Casey, CPA, CA and Garth Steele, CPA, CA will discuss all the basics you need to know surrounding Not-for-Profit Board Governance such as: The role of a Board of Directors What does “fiduciary duty” mean? When to set up Committees Getting Board dynamics right …plus… Read more »
On July 18th, 2017 the federal government released draft legislation which would have a material impact on tax planning for business owners. We are of the view that the policy changes are unwarranted and would be very harmful to the business community. The government has requested commentary from all stakeholders, but the consultation period is… Read more »
Ottawa, ON (August 1 2017) WelchGroup Consulting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Welch LLP, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Nicki Bridgland, CEO of the new Rideau Sports Centre (RSC). Bridgland is also the CEO and Founder of the Ottawa Sports and Social Club (OSSC), which operates sport leagues, tournament and social events for approximately… Read more »
For the second year in a row, Welch LLP summer students did their part to get involved in the community and help out at the Ottawa Mission. The students spent the day removing garbage and litter from outside of the building and organizing the library.
On June 21st, Welch LLP participated in the 11th Annual Air Transat Golf for Wishes in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation! The tournament took place in Toronto at the Angus Glen Golf Club. The tournament raised an incredible $235K in one day to help grants hundreds of wishes! Over the last ten years, Golf… Read more »
Are you a Canadian company doing or thinking of doing business in the U.S.? Regardless of the nature of your business, there are three main business facets you will need to address to ensure your success abroad. Despite the economic uncertainly in the United States, it can still be business as usual if you take… Read more »
In addition to meeting with representatives from other BKR member firms, Partners who attended from Welch LLP’s Toronto and Ottawa offices had a chance to experience the rich culture of the city. Group activities including a city tour, exploring the Muhammad Ali Center, and attending a Kentucky Derby Party made for a memorable adventure.
On June 20th, Welch LLP Cornwall and Ottawa co-hosted a Private Tour and Networking Reception at the newly reinvented exhibition space at the National Gallery of Canada: The Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. This event was presented by Gowling WLG in Partnership with Welch LLP in honour of National Aboriginal Day. Cornwall Partner, Alain Gravelle, had… Read more »
For the 5th year in a row, Welch LLP participated in the Big Bike event! The event consists of a team of 30 energetic staff members joining together to ride one big bicycle. Led by team captain Bryden McMaster, Welch LLP raised $5,300 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation making them the top fundraiser at… Read more »
Welch LLP was pleased to be the Wine & Welcome sponsor of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The founding partners of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) were the 2017 Hall inductees; the partners include Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, Jeff Hunt, John Pugh and Bill Shenkman.
Browse through data collected from 1000+ business leaders in your area. This year’s report sheds light on key metrics and issues facing businesses, as well as provides insight into the city’s future business outlook. Explore this exclusive report and download your own copy. How do I get it?
Candace Enman was featured in the Ottawa Business Journal in light of her success as Businesswoman of the Year in the professional category, as awarded by the Women’s Business Network in April. The piece shares an intimate look into Candace’s humble beginnings, the driving force behind her tireless motivation, and five little known facts about… Read more »
Senior Manager Mona Tessier was featured as an expert on the webinar Duties & Taxes When Doing Business with Canada where she spoke on the Canadian tax regime. Mona gave a detailed account of the sales tax regime including types of taxes, rates of taxation, and provincial variances. The webinar was hosted by Tracey Ford,… Read more »
Congratulations to Cody Sorensen, WelchGroup Consulting Senior Associate, on receiving the Cisco Community Volunteer of the Year Award from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa! Cody works tirelessly both at work and within the community to be a devoted role model to those around him, demonstrating the value of giving-back and getting involved. His… Read more »
This year’s Support for Your Startup event featured Bryan Haralovich, Partner and Tech sector leader at Welch LLP alongside 9 government agencies and NGOs analyzing how they have or can help the startup, Member 365. This event brought in over 300 registrants and a high level of interactions on social media, making the event a… Read more »
Congrats to our Welch Wolverines, who were crowned Minto Adult Hockey League division champions last week after a thrilling 2-1 shootout win! Brad Delaney, Welch’s captain, MVP and playoff scoring leader opened the scoring, while PIMs leader Sean Cullum scored in the shootout to clinch the victory. The Kid line consisting of Divya Agarwal, Brendan… Read more »
Restructuring your company can be stressful, but there are some trade secrets that can help make sure you survive the experience! Our specialists will guide you through the process to ensure that you make your experience a positive one from start to finish. Tune in to learn about: When to get professionals involved Making the… Read more »
Welch LLP was proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Annual Taste for Hope event in support of the Shepherds of Good Hope. The event featured drool-worthy fare from some of Ottawa’s trendiest restaurants, making it every foodie’s dream come true. Most importantly, the event raised more than $60,000 for the homeless and impoverished… Read more »
Congratulations to Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting, on being named Businesswoman of the Year at the Women’s Business Network BYAs on April 20th! Candace was nominated in the Professional category for her integral role in building and growing WelchGroup Consulting. Upon accepting the award, Candace gave a touching acceptance speech citing how thankful she… Read more »
Securing customer loyalty is the step you need to take to elevate your business to the next level. With so many competitors, it can be hard to make your business stand out from the crowd. Stack the odds in your favour by learning from our panelists’ experience to help you spend time and energy on… Read more »
Welch LLP was pleased to be a Film Screening Partner for Irish Film Festival Ottawa! Welch sponsored the film Atlantic, a stunning documentary on the two big resources in the North Atlantic and the impact of their exploitation on the environment. Prior to introducing the film, Welch Director of Marketing and Communications Kyle Turk had… Read more »
Welch LLP was named Large Business of the year at the West Ottawa Board of Trade Excellence Awards! Welch LLP was considered among notable finalists Blackberry QNX and Waste Management. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists on their achievements! To see the full list of recipients, please visit http://westottawabot.com/
Partner Kathy Steffan had the honour of presenting Cara Operations with the Hall of Fame Award at CFA National Convention in Toronto on April 3rd. Cara Operations operates some of the most recognizable restaurant brands including Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s, East Side Mario’s, Montana’s and Milestones to name a few. Congratulations to them and to… Read more »
Welch LLP was pleased to sponsor the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation’s 4th Annual Soirée, “A Night at the Tropicana”. The event raised an impressive $100,000 for St. Patrick’s Home, making it one of their most successful fundraising events to date. The event was alive with the spirit of Cuba, featuring mojitos served by… Read more »
Join Welch LLP for Entrepreneurship On April 4th, learn from some of Ottawa’s best entrepreneurial companies and business mentors, while networking with fellow attendees. Our panelists will delve into the process of building a successful and sustainable business in Ottawa and the surrounding area, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have…. Read more »
Partner Shawn Kelso and Senior Manager Virginia Lackey had the privilege of presenting at the Accountants Forum for the Sri Lankan Accountants Association of Canada (SAAC). SAAC is comprised of Sri Lankan accounting professionals including CAs, CGAs, CMAs, as well as students working towards their accounting designations.
Welch LLP is thrilled to announce that we have been named a finalist in the West Ottawa Board of Trade Awards in the Large Business Category. The West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards are designed to show appreciation to the businesses and community leaders who make Ottawa a great place to live, work and play. The… Read more »
Our Welch Toronto Sponsee, a social enterprise start-up with Enactus University of Toronto, was recognized as one of the top student run social enterprises in the region! Their start-up EcoPackers aims to eliminate the harmful impact on the environment of plastic packaging peanuts. The students have designed a green alternative to the plastic peanut by… Read more »
At Welch LLP, we are committed to supporting women in leadership in our company and in our community. Our thriving female employees are valuable members of our team who continue to inspire us each and every day.
Welch was pleased to once again sponsor the 33rd Annual Serata Italiana in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada! This year, the event raised over $52,000 to fund research at the Kidney Research Centre.
Congratulations to Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting, on being nominated as a finalist in the Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BYAs), Professional category! The Businesswoman of the Year Awards have recognized the accomplishments of outstanding women in the National Capital Region since 1983, and we are so pleased to see her join the ranks.
With the plethora of data being generated and the government increasingly under pressure from ATIP policies, proper data management is crucial for your department. In this webinar, Welch LLP’s Director of Government Services Karen Dickson will be joined by Colin Smith of Cistel Technology to explore making your data searchable, organized, and secure. Tune in… Read more »
Stephen Covey said to “Begin with the End in Mind”, yet for many business owners that can be a daunting process which is why so few have an exit strategy or transition plan in place. Tune in as our experts explore the multifaceted process of succession planning, including: The importance of succession planning The succession… Read more »
On Saturday February 25th, Welch LLP participated in the Coldest Night of the Year in support of the Ottawa Mission. The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada. Thank you to all of generous donors who our team… Read more »
Our Cornwall office participated in Pink Shirt Day today in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall and SD&G. Pink Shirt Day is a national anti-bullying campaign, now in its 8th year. Every February, Canadians, regardless of their station in life, put on a Pink Shirt to let everyone know that they choose… Read more »
The province of Ontario has recently passed into law the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (Act). By virtue of this Act, electricity consumers are entitled to an 8% rebate on the cost of electricity related to consumption on or after January 1, 2017. Although it is apparent this rebate is mostly meant to… Read more »
Our Cornwall office put together two teams to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake Tournament on Saturday February the 4th. The girls played the boys and it was a close game, only losing to the boys by 2 points! Both of our “Super Bean Counters” teams did wonderfully and together… Read more »
If you have set up a “prescribed rate loan” where you have lent money to your spouse, adult child or family trust as part of an income splitting plan, the interest on the loan for 2016 must be paid to you by the borrower on or before January 30, 2017. If the interest is not… Read more »
Welch LLP presented a cheque for $30,000 to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation from the first annual Grand Casino held at the Canadian War Museum on November 9, 2016. The event featured a fun, social atmosphere and hosted more than 500 attendees from the Ottawa business community. The event was made possible by the supporting… Read more »
Your application to become a registered charity has been approved, but do you know the rules charities have to follow? In this webinar, our panelists explored the issues you need to be aware of to avoid CRA sanctions. Welch LLP specialists Damian Laflamme- Senior Tax Manager, and Christa Casey- NPO Sector Leader and Partner, identified… Read more »
The partners and staff of Welch LLP congratulate Nick Heersink on becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. After obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, Nick joined Welch LLP in 2012 and is eager to deliver a full range of business services to our Quinte clients. The… Read more »
The partners and staff at Welch LLP would like to congratulate Zoran Vranjkovic on becoming a Partner at our Ottawa office. Zoran joined Welch in 2009 as a tax specialist and has since become a valuable member of our team. His expertise includes trust and estate planning, implementing tax minimization strategies, corporate reorganizations, and structuring… Read more »
We are delighted to welcome Alan Tippett to the Welch LLP team! Alan will be serving as the Director of U.S. Tax Advisory Services.
On November 17th, 2016 Managing Partner Micheal Burch was awarded his fellowship by the Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario), earning him an FCPA designation. According to CPA, “The Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) elects members as Fellows, designated by the initials FCPA, to formally recognize… Read more »
On November 10th, 2016 Welch LLP was honoured to be recognized at the Best Ottawa Business Awards, hosted by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. The team was awarded Best Performance in Marketing, courtesy of their re-vamped website, educational webinars, and social media strategy. The award was accepted by the entire… Read more »
Thank you for attending The Grand Casino. Here is a list of the unclaimed prizes from the night. You will have until November 16th before noon to claim the winning ticket number. If you have a winning ticket please contact Adriana at email@example.com or call 613-236-9191 and we will arrange the prize pick-up. Prize Pack:… Read more »
Tune in to find out everything you need to know about bookkeeping, from how 3rd parties can help to an in-depth look at the different tools available. Featuring a case study of local Ottawa company Dominion City Brewing Inc. with Co-founder Andrew Kent! Our experts will delve into: What can third parties do for you?… Read more »
Are you struggling to keep track of all the HST rules associated with acquiring and selling your property? On Thursday, November 10th at 2PM, Garth Steele – Audit & Indirect Tax Partner, along with special guest Sybil-Abbott Johnson, Counsel at Soloway Wright LLP, have discussed: Land transfer tax calculation Available rebates and reductions HST issues… Read more »
Event Details On November 9th, 2016 from 6-10PM Welch LLP & The Welch Legacy Foundation present The Grand Casino: Betting Against Cancer for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at the Canadian War Museum! Get ready to dress to the nines for a fun, social evening filled with gambling, drinks, and light canapés. Featuring entertainment by… Read more »
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On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Our expert panel explored a variety of topics vital to your business which will help you better prepare for the upcoming year for our annual Not-for-Profit Accounting Updates morning seminar. This event is designed for finance professionals as well as business owners. Our experts will explore: Charity Tax Update HST… Read more »
On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Our expert panel explored a variety of topics vital to your business which will help you better prepare for the upcoming year for our annual Private Enterprises Accounting Updates seminar. This event is designed for finance professionals of all types as well as business owners. Our panelists will explore: HST/… Read more »
Beginning in 2008, Welch LLP Quinte offices announced their annual scholarship in honour of the firm’s 90th Anniversary. Briar Gornall, the winner for 2016, resides in Prince Edward County and is heading to University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management where she is enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (International Management) program. On hand… Read more »
The partners and staff of Welch LLP Chartered Professional Accountants congratulate Rinkal Parekh for passing the CPA Common Final Exam and completing her academic requirements en route to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant/ Chartered Accountant. The scope of expertise our people provide is a major part of the Welch LLP client experience. It is our… Read more »
The partners and staff of Welch LLP Chartered Professional Accountants congratulate Nick Heersink for passing the CPA Common Final Exam and completing his academic requirements en route to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant/ Chartered Accountant. The scope of expertise our People provide is a major part of the Welch LLP client experience. It is our… Read more »
We know that the nature of your not-for-profit organization means that you rely heavily on volunteers, donations, and sponsorships, but do you know all of the implications of those in-kind materials and services? On Thursday, September 8th at 2PM, Christa Casey – Partner & Director of the Not-for-Profit Sector, Garth Steele – Audit & Indirect… Read more »
Wondering what to expect when you are notified by a funder that you are being audited? Tune is to hear as our government group teams up with our NPO Hot Topics regulars to give you the inside scoop. Our expert panellists will delve into: Which issues are on the government’s radar right now Financial statement… Read more »
The Non-Profit Hot Topics series continues when Christa Casey, Partner & Director of the Not-for-Profit Sector at Welch LLP, is joined by special guests from Welch LLP’s Toronto office, Partner Kathy Steffan and Audit & Assurance Manager Virginia Lackey as they discuss what it means to go paperless and how to ensure that your organization… Read more »
Gain Insight Into What’s Happening in Ottawa’s Economy in 2016. The Ottawa Business Growth Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of businesses located in the region. The survey provides insight into the region’s business community. It was conducted in spring 2016 and gathered input from mostly owners, presidents and CEOs from 20+ different… Read more »
You probably already know that both Welch LLP and Shopify are amazing places to work. Afterall, both companies tied as recipients of Faces Magazine’s 2016 “Best Place to Work” award! With such diversity between the two companies though, do you know what it is that fuels the culture behind each workplace? Tune in to learn… Read more »
As a successful entrepreneur, you know what it takes to make your business flourish- but do you know what it takes to take it to the next level? Tune in to hear our panelists delve into your most pressing questions and considerations regarding your growing business. Plan for the success of your company with our… Read more »
The Ottawa Business Growth Survey will take centre stage as we release results of the survey at this breakfast. The much anticipated survey findings from hundreds of businesses reveal everything from Ottawa’s business confidence to the economic outlook for the next six months. You can even find out which industry has the greatest potential for… Read more »
In an effort to consolidate the Ottawa business community’s views into a single voice, we have partnered with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal to present the Ottawa Business Growth Survey. The Ottawa Business Growth Survey (spring edition) is a quick 5 minute survey that helps to identify how the Ottawa economy… Read more »
Join L-SPARK and Welch LLP at Kivuto on Wednesday April 13th and learn how various government entities and NGOs such as IRAP, MITACS, NSERC, EDC, BDC, MEDEI, ICTC, Invest Ottawa and ITO 2.0 can support your growing startup. Together with a panel of experts, the group will discuss a case study of The Better Software… Read more »
Welch LLP congratulates Jenn Guenette on becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant After obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Jenn Guenette joined Welch LLP in 2013 and is eager to deliver a full range of business services to our Quinte clients. The scope of expertise our people… Read more »
On March 5th The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation held its fifth and final Bust a Move for Breast Health event at the Ottawa Athletic Club. Over a 5 year period, the event has raised over $1.5M for The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and its support programs for survivors. In total, this year’s event raised over… Read more »
Congratulations to Welch LLP Trenton on the grand opening of their new office space at 67 Ontario St in Trenton.
Welch LLP congratulates Jennifer Heslinga on becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. Afer obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa, Jen Heslinga joined Welch LLP in 2013 and is eager to deliver a full range of business services to our Quinte clients. The scope of expertise our people provide is a… Read more »
We are very pleased to announce that Welch LLP won the 2016 Faces Magazine Award for “Best Place to Work”! We know that we are only as good as our people, so we are very glad to know that our employees are happy. We would also like to congratulate Shopify, the other recipient in the… Read more »
The Ottawa Business Growth Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of businesses located in the National Capital Region. Conducted by Abacus Data and made possible by Welch LLP, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal, the survey provides many insights into the region’s business community. The survey was conducted in spring… Read more »
On Oct. 21st, 2015, we hosted our annual Accounting Updates for Private Enterprises seminar where our expert panel presented the relevant updates for your business. The following topics were discussed: IFRS Updates; ASPE Updates; Estate Planning / New Trust Rules; Economic Outlook After the Election; Technical Tax Updates; Business Incentive Updates; Proactive Tax Planning; And… Read more »
On Oct. 21st, 2015, we hosted our annual Accounting Updates for Not-For-Profits breakfast seminar where our expert panel presented the relevant updates for your NPO / Registered Charity. The following topics were discussed: NPO & Charity Tax Updates; EHT Exemption; EI Rebate, & HST Updates; New Income Streams for Not-for-Profit Corporations; Restrictions with Respect to… Read more »
Did you miss the results breakfast? Now is your chance to view the full panel discussion and hear what our local business leaders have to say about the state of Ottawa’s economy! Watch the full length video of the Ottawa Business Growth Survey results breakfast here!
On Oct. 22nd, 2014, Welch LLP’s experts hosted an annual Not-For-Profit seminar where they reviewed past, present & upcoming financial issues facing NPO’s. Some of the areas of discussion were: anti-spam legislation, tax essentials, federal incorporation act update, governance issues, and tips to prevent fraud. To view the slides and listen to the event recording,… Read more »
Government departments award over $1 billion a year to businesses of all sizes to stimulate local economies, foster economic development and create employment opportunities. But how do you find the right program and take advantage of these tremendous incentives? Listen to our experts to learn how to identify a program and secure key funding for… Read more »
MaRS & Welch LLP Workshop Welch LLP & MaRS partnered up for a three-hour presentation dedicated to demystifying the principles of accountancy – specifically designed for start-ups! Managing your cash flow, understanding financial statements and choosing your accounting software are just some of the subjects addressed. Watch our video coverage now!
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, Welch LLP’s experts hosted an annual update for Private Enterprises where they covered a variety of topics important to your business – including accounting standards updates, tax updates, and operational updates. To view the slides and listen to the event recording, click here!
Balaji Katlai joins our team as Manager, Tax & Business Incentives. Balaji has experience helping businesses from small and mid-market to public corporations, giving them the tools to take advantage of business tax incentives. He has worked with a wide variety of industries from engineering to hi-tech and IT and brings expertise in business advisory,… Read more »
The Partners of Welch LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, recently presented Sarah Balson with a Scholarship Award of $2,500. Beginning in 2008, the Quinte offices of Welch LLP began awarding an annual scholarship in honour of the firm’s 90th anniversary. Sarah Balson, the 2015 winner, resides in Napanee and is heading to Queen’s University where she… Read more »
Welch LLP Chartered Professional Accountants would like to announce the promotion of two of our CPA, CA’s to Managers. Kyle and Bryan have over ten years of combined service with Welch LLP. Each will continue to provide support to our Partners and leadership to our staff while ensuring our client’s needs are met. For all… Read more »