Who is Doretta Thompson? She is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and the director of corporate citizenship at CPA Canada, where she leads its impressive and award-winning financial literacy initiatives. She also sits on the board of AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Canada) and on the advisory committee of Excellence Canada’s financial literacy standards. In fact, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She actually has a list of accomplishments that is too long to list here, so you’ll have to trust us when we say she’s a force for financial literacy in Canada. Let’s get into her “My MoneySense” answers:
Who are your finance heroes?
I don’t really have any, but if I were to think about someone whose approach resonates, it’s the straightforward, common-sense approach of Dave Chilton [author of The Wealthy Barber]. And I learned a lot about how not to approach my money decisions from my mother.
How do you like to spend your free time?
With my family, especially my three grandchildren…