• Welcome to Collins Barrow

    Known for our responsiveness and aggressively entrepreneurial culture, we are the eighth largest public accounting network nationally by revenue. Our over 1200 professional and support staff and more than 210 partners and principals provide a full range of audit, tax and advisory services to private and public companies through our regional offices from coast to coast.

  • CB on the record: Engineering & Mining Journal

    Engineering & Mining Journal recently called on Collins Barrow to inform an article about mining in Ontario. Ben Gibbons, vice president of corporate finance at Collins Barrow Toronto, met with writers to discuss private equity within the context of Canadian mining.

  • Chart a course for audit quality

    To advance audit quality, new tools to assist audit committees with the oversight and evaluation of external auditors are now available. Collins Barrow encourages use of these tools in all types of entities.

The Latest at Collins Barrow

  • The Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Accident Victim

    The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a government initiative intended to assist eligible Canadians with disabilities and their families in saving for their long-term financial security. It is effective for 2008 and later taxation years. Individuals who are disabled or have become disabled as a result of an accident may be in a position to take advantage of the RDSP.

    Collins Barrow principal honoured by Alzheimer Society

    Ottawa, ON – Collins Barrow Ottawa principal Tracey Pagé receives special recognition at the Alzheimer Society Ottawa and Renfrew County AGM. A volunteer with the charity for the past 20 years, Tracey was instrumental in launching the region’s Walk for Memories.

  • Coming to Canada Across the Canada-U.S. Border? Big Brother is Watching!

    On June 30, 2014, officials with the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security commenced a cross-border information exchange initiative, whereby certain information on individuals crossing the border will now be shared between the countries’ border officials. Included in this shared information will be biographical data and the number of days spent in each country, which may be used by each country’s governmental departments to ensure compliance with, among other things, income tax, immigration and health care regulations.

    2014 PROFIT 500 recognizes Collins Barrow Toronto

    TORONTO, ON – Canadian Business and PROFIT listed Collins Barrow Toronto on the 26th annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Having recently added an infrastructure advisory practice to an extensive range of specialty services, which complement its core audit and tax offerings, Collins Barrow Toronto is the fastest growing accounting firm in Canada.

    U.S. citizens and Canadian trusts

    Trusts are important tools in Canadian tax and estate planning. Discretionary family trusts, in particular, have become common and are continually evolving. Some of the most powerful benefits of these tools include:

    • Flexibility – the ability to maintain control of assets while directing income and value as the trustees see fit.
    • Income splitting – directing income of the trust to lower-income beneficiaries (usually family members) to minimize the overall family tax burden.
    • Capital splitting – allocating capital gains to beneficiaries, enabling the use of multiple capital gains exemptions.

  • Collins Barrow Toronto launches infrastructure advisory services

    TORONTO, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto launches its infrastructure advisory practice, a unique offering in the Canadian market. The practice is being supported by the firm’s partnership with Balance Resources, a leading advisory company focused on the resource, infrastructure and construction sectors.