Shailene Caparas, CPA, CGA

Shailene is the director of finance for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. Since taking on this role in 2020, she has led modernization efforts that have achieved significant savings and boosted efficiencies for the organization’s 60+ parishes. She also has her own CPA firm, specializing in serving faith-based communities, and is a licensed clergy member.

Notably, after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shailene provided expert guidance that subsequently factored into the amendments made to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy eligibility requirements. She further successfully lobbied for amendments to the Canada Emergency Business Account eligibility requirements. Combined, these changes benefited organizations across Canada by delivering much-needed funds during a time of crisis.

Since obtaining her designation in 2013, Shailene has volunteered tirelessly to support numerous not-for-profit organizations, including the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, OneBook, the Canadian Bible Society (BC & Yukon), World-Wide Missions Society of BC, and the Filipino-Canadian associations AFCA-BC, PICPA Vancouver, and UFCABC. She is also the founder of SeedCare International Ministries, a charity that supports hundreds of marginalized communities worldwide.

“Shailene has dedicated her life to serving under-resourced ministries and created innovative ways for smaller Christian churches to access CPA knowledge as well as helping them keep their charitable status intact.”

– The Reverend John W. Lucas, President, The Maranatha Evangelistic Association and World-Wide Missions Society of BC