Established in 1987, the Québec Office serves the Québec tax community in both English and French, and provides francophone practitioners across the country with access to the Foundation's services in French.
The Québec Office:
- organizes—with the assistance of a conference planning committee composed of governors and active members of the Foundation—luncheons with guest speakers, half-day and full-day conferences, and technical seminars in French and English for tax practitioners;
- organizes—with the assistance of a committee of young practitioners (individuals who have been actively working in tax for no more than 10 years)—special breakfast and luncheon events, and other activities designed specifically to meet the needs of young practitioners;
- maintains excellent working relationships with tax authorities in both Québec and Ottawa, and represents the Foundation on committees and working groups related to these authorities;
- works with academics at Québec universities that offer tax programs and encourages students in these programs to write articles for the Foundation;
- encourages the students as well to attend and to get involved in the organization of the Foundation’s activities for young practitioners;
- works with academic faculty from Québec universities that offer tax programs, and encourages students in these programs to write articles for the Foundation and to attend and contribute to the Foundation’s activities for young practitioners;
- works with professional associations to ensure that the Foundation’s professional-development activities qualify their participants for credits;
- handles membership information, registration, and renewal issues in French and English for members of the Foundation;
- drafts original material in French, translates English material into French, reviews French translations prepared for the Foundation by outside firms, and proofreads all material published in French by the Foundation, including material on the CTF website; and
- receives foreign delegations, and organizes programs and meetings for visiting scholars.
Support from the business and academic communities 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.