DECA Grit 2016

DECA Leadership Conference 2016 with students and Patty Mah, Associate Director, Admissions and Communications

History

DECA Ontario LogoThe University of Waterloo has been long-time sponsors of DECA, and in 2007, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) took over this sponsorship and enhanced our relationship with DECA Ontario

This partnership is based on our mutual dedication to developing the business leaders of tomorrow. Beginning in 2007, the SAF has offered opportunities such as presentations, workshops and conferences for DECA students and teachers.

Our relationship has expanded over the years, and the SAF is currently a Platinum Sponsor of DECA Provincials, sponsoring the following competitions: 

  • BFS - Business Finance Series (main sponsor)
  • ACT - Accounting Applications (co-sponsor)
  • FTDM - Financial Services (co-sponsor)

CPA Ontario partnership with SAF and DECACPA logo

CPA Ontario partners with other organizations to reach out to students across Ontario. You can find CPA Ontario at them at the DECA Fall Symposium, DECA Provincial Competition, and other events and conferences, such as those hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo, throughout the year!

2020-2021 DECA Events

This year, representatives from the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo will be present at the following DECA events:

Event Date Involvement
DECA Fall Symposium Sept. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 1, 2020 Three-day virtual conference

SAF and Waterloo booth
Ask us about Waterloo programs you're interested in!

3410 Semenyk Court Mississauga, ON Canada, L5C 4P8

DECA York Regionals Nov. 7, 2020 Richmond Hill HS, 201 Yorkland St, Richmond Hill, ON
DECA Toronto Regionals Nov. 8, 2020 Cedarbrae CI, 550 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON
DECA Peel Regionals Nov. 14, 2020 North Park SS, 10 North Park Dr, Brampton, ON
DECA Nor-Eastern and Private School Regionals Nov. 15, 2020 Sinclair SS, 380 Taunton Road East, Whitby, ON
DECA Waterloo Regionals Nov. 22, 2020 St Mary's CHS, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener, ON
DECA Hamilton Regionals Nov. 22, 2020 Goodman School of Business at Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON
DECA Ontario Provincials Feb. 16 - Feb. 21, 2021 SAF sponsors and attends the DECA Provincials:
  • Hosts the Waterloo SAF information booth
  • Sponsors the BFS, ACT, FTDM competitions
  • Provides judges for SAF sponsored competitions
  • Leads and facilitates the DECA Leadership Development Academy

Location: Toronto Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West

DECA LDA Conference Feb. 19 - Feb 20. 2021 The conference is co-hosted by the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and DECA Ontario. 

School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, W. Waterloo, ON

CPA Ontario will be hosting a workshop on the “Future of CPA” as part of the DECA LDA Conference.

International DECA Competition Apr. 22 - Apr. 29, 2021 Patty Mah attends the ICDC, representing the School of Accounting Finance as:
  • Keynote speaker for the Canadian DECA students
  • Facilitates workshops to DECA students and teachers
  • Judge for accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing competitions
  • Mentor for the DECA International Leadership Academy

Location: Anaheim, California

DECA Leadership Conference TBD 2021 The conference is co-hosted by the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and DECA Ontario. 

School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, W. Waterloo, ON

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DECA Entrepreneurship Conference TBD 2021 Conference is co-hosted by the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and DECA Ontario.

School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, W. Waterloo, ON