Student Paper Award Submissions

Each year, the Foundation will award up to four regional student-paper prizes. Depending on the merit of papers received, one prize may be awarded for each of four regions of the country: Atlantic Canada (the CTF-McInnes Cooper Award), Quebec (the CTF-Osler Hoskin & Harcourt Award), Ontario (the CTF-Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Award), and western Canada (the CTF-Bert Wolfe Nitikman Foundation Award). Papers may be written in either English or French and must be recommended for award consideration by the professor or instructor of the course.

Papers will be reviewed by three independent reviewers, and abstracts (of 400 words or less) of the best papers chosen will be published in the Canadian Tax Journal. Authors of winning papers will also receive a cash prize from the firms or institutions sponsoring awards, complimentary one-year membership in the Foundation, entitling them to receive Foundation publications, including the Canadian Tax Journal, Canadian Tax Highlights, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Canadian Tax Focus, the Arnold Report, the annual tax conference report and complimentary one-year subscription to TaxFind. As members of the Foundation, winners can also take advantage of generous discounts on other publications as well as discounted registration fees for Foundation conferences and other events.

Submissions to the student-paper competition should be emailed to Leslie Barrett.

Entries must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the professor or instructor of the tax course for which the paper was written and complete details of the student's name, address, phone number, and, if available, fax number and e-mail address.

The submission deadline for the current academic year is July 16.

Financial Support

Support from the business and academic community is essential to maintaining the Foundation's independence and impartiality, to sustaining a research program that will continue to be responsive to a constantly changing fiscal environment, and to developing new ways of communicating tax information in an increasingly sophisticated technological workplace.

Membership subscriptions, TaxFind subscriptions, conference and seminar fees, publication sales, and separate financial support from individuals and corporations all contribute to the Foundation’s success. The Foundation receives no funding or other assistance from government.