President's message

There is nothing more important to our profession than preparing the next generation of trustees who will display the same commitment to professionalism, trustworthiness and objectivity in assisting companies and individuals in financial distress as the current 978 CIRPs.
That is why CAIRP has established a Task Force to review the CIRP Qualification Program (“CQP”) to make sure that it continues to respond to the need to attract new candidates to the profession who are well trained and adhere to the highest standards.
Our Chair of the Board, David Wood, will be leading the Task Force himself, illustrating the importance that CAIRP attaches to ensuring the effectiveness of our qualification program. Members will soon have an opportunity to participate in the work of the Task Force and we look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.
- Mark Yakabuski, CAIRP President and Chief Operating Officer

Registration Now Open for CAIRP Continuing Education Events

Registration is now open for the 2016 Forums and the all-new CAIRP Insolvency & Restructuring EXCHANGE.
CAIRP’s Forums offer valuable opportunities for insolvency, restructuring and turnaround professionals to network with colleagues and hear notable experts share insights on today’s key issues in consumer and mid-market corporate insolvency.
The CAIRP I&R EXCHANGE presents a new and unique opportunity for professionals from all three areas of insolvency and restructuring practice - consumer, mid-market and corporate - to network and learn together. Attendees at the largest CAIRP educational event ever to be held will enjoy two keynote speakers, first-rate networking, and sessions for everyone, no matter the field of I&R in which you practice.
You can register for both events HERE.
Early bird pricing for both ends February 29, so don’t delay, register now!

Registration for CAIRP's Annual Conference in Montréal will open soon.
CAIRPblog in Dubai

Be sure to follow the ongoing blog posts from past CAIRP Chair Paul Casey as he attends INSOL’s Annual Regional Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from January 24 -26.
Paul provided updates from the conference and will share his experiences and insights following the three-day event.
You can read Paul’s posts HERE on CAIRPblog.

CAIRP Honours and Awards Nominations

It is time to recognize our peers and nominate them for one of the awards. CAIRP encourages you to submit nominations for the following awards:
Fellowship Award - Deadline April 30, 2016
The Association’s highest award to members who have given exemplary service and brought distinction to the profession and the Association.

Keith G. Collins Award - Deadline April 30, 2016
This award is given to an individual who has displayed Keith’s positive attributes of integrity, courtesy and professionalism; someone respectful of others, unpretentious and who shows the willingness to mentor and share knowledge and demonstrate community service.

New Member's Award of Merit - Deadline April 30, 2016
The New Member’s Award of Merit recognizes a new member (someone who has obtained their CIRP within the past five years) who demonstrates outstanding excellence in their profession through volunteer leadership in CAIRP and/or volunteer service in other community organizations.

Outstanding Volunteer Award – Applications can be presented at any time (no form necessary)
This award is given to someone who has given exceptional volunteer service to the Association through one or more specific activities and/or provided continuous support to the Association.

For more information about the CAIRP Honours and Awards, please visit our website:
Please send your completed nomination forms to the attention of the Honours and Awards Nominating Committee at 277 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON  M5V 3H2 or via email to

Upcoming CQP Dates

February 26, 2016 - ICQC Registration Deadline (2nd session)

February 29, 2016 - Assignment marks submission deadline, for candidates writing the Core Knowledge Exam in March 2016

March 25, 2016 - Deadline to enroll in the Core Knowledge Course if appearing at the Core Knowledge Exam in September 2016

March 31, 2016 - Core Knowledge Exam (1st session)

INSOL International Mexico City One-Day Seminar

Tuesday March 1 2016
INSOL is delighted to announce the speakers for the forthcoming Mexico City Seminar. Some of the profession's market leaders from across Latin America and the US will be discussing key issues. An outline of the educational program and speakers we are delighted to have can be found below. To view the program and register online click here.

The program has been designed to allow plenty of time for delegate discussion so we anticipate a stimulating event with views from many different jurisdictions. The seminar will benefit from simultaneous translation in Spanish and English.
Venue: Hotel Hyatt Regency, Campos Elíseos No. 204 Col. Polanco Chapultepec, Mexico City

BOOKING DEADLINE: 11 February 2016
To secure your place register now at

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