We continue to monitor the COVID-19 global health emergency and are closely following guidelines from the World Health Organization, governments and public health officials. 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 and other matters of interest to CBVs and Students. As this is a rapidly changing situation, further updates will be provided as developments unfold.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding Institute services or our COVID-19 response, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mary Jane Andrews, President & CEO (maryjane.andrews@cbvinstitute.com); Bob Boulton, EVP & COO (robert.boulton@cbvinstitute.com); or any member of the CBV Institute team.

A MESSAGE FROM CBV INSTITUTE ON COVID-19 AND VALUATIONS

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…

PROGRAM OF STUDIES COURSE FEES – PARTIAL DEFERRAL OFFERED

CBV Institute recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had financial repercussions on certain current and prospective Students. CBV Institute has extended to such individuals (i.e., whose personal or household income has been reduced due to COVID-19) the opportunity to defer the payment of 50% of course fees until the end of the 2020 Spring/Summer/Fall term.

For questions, please contact education@cbvinstitute.com.

CBV Institute will continue to monitor this situation. Similar considerations may be made in future terms.

PROGRAM OF STUDIES & 2020 MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION EXAMINATION (MQE)

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.

PAST COVID RELATED EVENTS

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.

View the Webinar

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.

View the Virtual Chat

PAST WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE

AS COVID-19 necessitates the cancellation and postponement of events, it will become more difficult for CBVs to complete CPD. In response to this, effective immediately, CBVs and Students will have free access to all CBV Institute past webinars from 2019 to 2016, available until December 31st , 2020. Once you have logged in and chosen a webinar, click register to proceed with your free access.

Access FREE past webinars here.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES

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. 

CBV CONGRESS 2020 CANCELLED

CBV Institute’s top priority is the health and well-being of staff, stakeholders and the general community. In this regard we have decided, in an abundance of caution, to cancel CBV Congress 2020, scheduled for June.

For Members and Students who have registered already, we will soon be reimbursing registration fees paid. If you have made travel/accommodation bookings, you are reminded to contact the airline or hotel to discuss cancellation.

In the coming months CBV Institute will be working to adapt planned Congress sessions into webinars which will be made available for CPD. More information and details will follow in CBV News.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.

If you have any immediate questions please contact Deborah Hanlon - deborah.hanlon@cbvinstitute.com.

CBV INSTITUTE – OPERATING REMOTELY

Institute staff are working from home until further notice. CBV Institute is fully functioning remotely. We anticipate limited disruption to day-to-day Institute operations with the technology platforms currently in place. Your co-operation is appreciated as we aim to operate as usual during these difficult times.

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