CBV Institute’s top priority is the health and well-being of staff, stakeholders and the general community.

Below you will find the latest information on the steps we are taking in response to COVID-19, and other matters of interest to CBVs and Students. Updates will be provided as developments unfold.

For questions or concerns regarding the Institute's response to COVID-19, please contact: Christine Sawchuk, President & CEO (christine.sawchuk@cbvinstitute.com) or Bob Boulton, EVP & COO (robert.boulton@cbvinstitute.com).


The Program of Studies is a self-directed study program that is offered entirely online. Course exams in the Program of Studies, written online under the monitoring of online proctors, will continue.

The CBV Institute Program Office at York University (cicbv@yorku.ca) will be managed offsite for the foreseeable future and will still be available for student enquiries as always.

For questions or concerns about the Program of Studies, please feel free to contact the Education Department at education@cbvinstitute.com.


As the COVID-19 situation evolves day-to-day and business activity slows or stops, CBV Institute is here to support CBVs, Students and all our stakeholders as best we can. We are all impacted by the severity of this situation as we face each day with increased uncertainty. The impact on human health and economic fallout is unprecedented as the world struggles to manage this global crisis. The most important thing right now is to be safe, stay informed and be mindful of the anxieties created by the ongoing disruption not only to our work environments, but to our lives.  We are making every effort to keep you updated on the impact to the CBV profession and CBV Institute, and we know you are inundated with communications from all sources. To that end, we have centralized all relevant updates and communications into a single CBV Institute COVID-19 news item, accessed from the home page of cbvinstitute.com.

There will be direct and immediate impacts on the work of conducting valuations. Read more…


Virtual Town Hall: Impact of COVID-19 on Business Valuation and Appraisal

On April 8th, CBV Institute joined with other leading valuation professional organizations to host a virtual townhall on the impact of COVID-19 to the practice of global valuations and appraisals. A panel of business valuation and appraisal experts from each organization came together in a live and interactive discussion to provide technical guidance and offer practical advice on the new challenges facing valuators. We were delighted to have Stephen Cole FCPA, FCBV represent CBV Institute on the panel.

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Virtual Town Hall Part 2: Impact of COVID-19 on Business Valuation and Appraisal

On July 22nd, CBV Institute took part in the second virtual town hall discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and market sectors, and how the virus continues to affect the business valuation and appraisal professions. A panel of valuation and appraisal experts – including Stephen Cole, FCBV – assembled to address questions from the audience in a town hall format offering technical guidance and practical advice. Mary Jane Andrews, CBV Institute President & CEO, was also present to deliver remarks.

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Valuation and Deals in the Time of COVID – A Canadian Virtual Chat

It is no secret that business valuation and deals have been rendered more challenging by the global pandemic. While the realities for many businesses have been sombre, some sectors have seen an upside. Others have had to pivot. On July 29th, CBV Young Professionals in Valuation presented a panel discussion and Q&A featuring leading professionals from across the country. Panelists described what impacts the pandemic has had on their practice areas, their clients, and shared stories about the challenges they have faced in recent months.

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In these challenging days, we at the Institute are mindful of the anxieties created by the unprecedented disruption to our Members’ and Students’ lives. All of us are feeling the effects of a rapidly changing situation, some of us more than others, and we each adapt differently. To that end, we are sharing these available resources for mental health and well-being which can lend support to you or to someone you know. 


Institute staff are working from home until further notice. CBV Institute is fully functioning remotely with limited disruption to day-to-day Institute operations with the technology platforms currently in place.

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