Howie Shikaze is a member and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Howie retired in 2014 as a Partner at MNP LLP with a practice in the areas of owner-managed businesses, public companies, and high net worth individuals.
He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, has completed the CICA in-depth tax course and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Program in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sessions.
Prior to that he had been with RSM Richter LLP (formerly Moody Shikaze Boulet LLP) and was a partner at Shaikh and Shikaze chartered accountants. He continues to provide accounting services through Howard T. Shikaze Professional Corp., in operation since 1986.
He is a past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, a past president of both the Kiwanis Club of Calgary and the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival and has also served as director on both TSX Venture and TSX listed companies. Currently, Howie is a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary, participating in its many community service and fundraising activities, is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA and is the President of CA Assist.
He was actively involved in his children’s activities when they were young as a soccer coach and as a volunteer in downhill ski racing clubs.