27 May 2011

Montréal, May 27, 2011 – Because of its active involvement in and concern for the situation in the Montérégie region, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to kick-off the SOS Richelieu Committee’s fundraising drive with a $15,000 donation to help the flood victims of the Richelieu River.

“We are aware of just how distressing the situation is for those deluged citizens and the repercussions will continue to be felt long after the water levels have subsided. This is why we would like to provide the flood victims with both financial and volunteer assistance”, said Pierre Monette, Vice-President of the Montréal region.

The Firm is undertaking a number of initiatives to come to the aid of the flood victims. In addition to the donation to the SOS Richelieu Committee, teams of volunteers from the various Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices will be taking part in the Grande Corvée, scheduled for June 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to collect the detritus and assist with the cleanup required after the water levels have subsided.

The fund, managed by the Saint-Luc Lions Club for the SOS Richelieu Committee, is also under the volunteer monitoring program of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

“Having been affected by the floods myself and seeing many of my colleagues and friends in the same situation, I realize just how important it is to join in and to help our fellow citizens today and in the coming month, which is why I’ve accepted to be the patron of the SOS Richelieu Committee’s corporate fundraising drive, since help will be needed over the long term, and we want to be sure to contribute”, concluded Lynda Coache, Partner in Charge of RCGT’s Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office.

Present in every region of Quebec, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton feels it has a specific duty to act when one such region has been affected and can only do its part to help local residents.

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Information:
Marie-Eve Carignan
Senior Communications Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-878-2691, ext. 2388
Email: [email protected]

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16 May 2011

Montréal, May 16, 2011 – The Association des établissements de santé et de services sociaux du Québec convention has come to a close and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Consulting Group would like to congratulate all of the stakeholders from the various establishments on this quality event.

We are proud to have been associated with the 2011 edition of the convention. One of its key themes was the challenges related to the aging population and the participating establishments’ initiative in presenting innovative and bold projects to deal with these challenges should be acknowledged.

It is clear that these initiatives build on the willingness to bring about profound changes and are aligned with our philosophy of action, where the terms “dare, dream, act and find ways” were put into practice and made it possible to carry out organizational projects for our clients. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the executives and professionals involved in the network, who demonstrated such drive and creativity.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is well aware that radical changes are needed in Quebec’s health and social services network in order to meet the needs of both those who work in it and those who benefit from its services. ‘‘If it were that simple, it would’ve been done already. We’re ready to help bring about this change. What’s more, our team has made major R&D investments in order to make a series of innovative approaches available that can help managers and teams play an active role in their organizations’ smooth transformation. These approaches are based on client experience management, which helps to ensure that safe and quality healthcare services are delivered at each point of contact”, concluded Marie-Hélène Desrosiers, Partner with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Consulting Group.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become one of the international leaders in assurance, taxation, consulting, and recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes it success to more than 2,000 employees across Canada, including more than 225 partners in over 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For more than 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, offering its clientele access to the expertise of member and corresponding firms in over 100 countries.

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Information:

Francis Letendre
Public Relations Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
Cell.: 514-554-1685
[email protected]
www.rcgt.com

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02 May 2011

Flash…
… Accounting News

On December 15, 2009, the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) published Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises. As of fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, private enterprises that apply Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) currently in effect will have to choose between this new set of accounting standards and those applicable to publicly accountable enterprises, i.e. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Accounting standards for private enterprises may, however, be early applied.

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19 Apr 2011

Special – March 2011

So far, 2011 has been a very busy year, with lots of changes, news, and information, and there will likely only be more to come in the months to come. With that in mind we look forward to continuing to bring you our Flash bulletins with news from the standard-setters to help keep you up-to- date with all the current available information. Though we are not changing the type of information we provide, we are slightly changing the topics that will be covered.

Going forward, Flash bulletins will provide a brief summary of recent news and publications from standard-setters on the topics of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), Not-for-profit Organizations (NFPO) and Pension plans. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will not be covered by the Flash bulletins, but we will continue to issue IFRS Newsletters, dedicated exclusively to new IFRS developments, and Adviser Alerts on topics that may be of interest.

This publication is intended to keep readers informed of recent developments in accounting, but is not intended to be all inclusive. Readers should refer to the original publications in question before making any decisions on the basis of the developments summarized in Flash.