FP Canada Committees and Panels

The FP Canada Board of Directors appoints members to four standing Board committees and five independent panels to help carry out its responsibilities.

Committees
Board Development Committee
Compensation Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
Recognition and Awards Committee

Panels
Examination Panels

Standards Panel
Conduct Review Panel
Hearing Panel

 

 

Board Development Committee

The purpose of the Board Development Committee is to foster Board effectiveness by:

  • Facilitating the effective functioning of the Board and enhancing the quality of Board governance, communications, engagement and collaboration, while fostering an effective Board/CEO relationship;
  • board succession planning:
  • establishing and assessing Director qualifications;
  • identifying and recruiting qualified Board, Officer, Committee and Panel candidates;
  • measuring Board performance;
  • overseeing the orientation and continuing education of Directors; and
  • developing, reviewing and revising (as necessary) Board Policies and By-laws.

 

Members

Martin Dupras, F.Pl.

President

ConFor Financiers

Montreal, QC

Dan Busi, CFP

Vice President & Investment Counsellor

RBC PH&N Investment Counsel

Calgary, AB

François Durocher, CFP

Retired

Montreal, QC

Brett Millard, CFP

Owner

SPEIR Wealth Management Inc.

Kelowna, BC

Julie Raîche, F. Pl.

Regional Vice-President

National Bank

Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

David Wild

Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

Government of Saskatchewan

Regina, SK

 

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities to:


  • Set the compensation of the President & CEO;
  • negotiate, enter into and administer the employment contract of the President & CEO;
  • conduct the annual performance review of the President & CEO;
  • establish corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • review the organization’s HR program and total compensation philosophy; and
  • ensure an adequate succession plan for the President & CEO is in place.

 

Members

Dan Busi, CFP

Vice President & Investment Counsellor

RBC PH&N Investment Counsel

Calgary, AB

Brett Millard, CFP

Owner

SPEIR Wealth Management Inc.

Kelowna, BC

Martin Dupras, F.Pl.

President

ConFor Financiers

Montreal, QC

Ron Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

 

Finance and Audit Committee

The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities as it relates to:

  • financial reporting and related compliance;
  • external auditor selection, independence performance;
  • financial risk management; and
  • monitoring and reviewing investment policies, performance and management.

 

Members

Ron Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

François Durocher, CFP

Retired

Montreal, QC

Carolyn Fallis, CFP

Professor - Financial Planning, School of Accounting and Finance

George Brown College

Toronto, ON

Peter Shena

Executive Vice President and Chief Pension Officer

Ontario Pension Board

Toronto, ON

 

Recognition and Awards Committee

The purpose of the Recognition and Awards Committee is to oversee the recognition of individuals through the following programs:

 

Members

Carolyn Fallis, CFP

Professor - Financial Planning, School of Accounting and Finance

George Brown College

Toronto, ON

Ron Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

Pat Macdonald

CEO and Co-Founder

United Craft & Old Tomorrow Ltd.

Toronto, ON

Kelly Maidens, CFP

Financial Planner

Desjardins

Welland, ON

Tina Tehranchian, CFP

Senior Wealth Advisor and Branch Manager

Assante Capital Management Ltd.

Richmond Hill, ON

Wade Van Bostelen, CFP

Financial Planner

IPC Investment Corporation

Burlington, ON

 

Examination Panels

There are two independent Exam Panels of the FP Canada Standards Council: one for each of the FPSC Level 1® Examination and the CFP® Examination. The Exam Panels are comprised of experts in all areas of financial planning, such as retirement planning, risk management and taxation.

The Exam Panels’ purpose is to ensure:

  • the certification examinations sufficiently and appropriately assess the competence of candidates to certification by demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; and
  • individuals who are qualified receive a passing score and individuals who are not qualified receive a failing score.

 

FPSC Level 1 Examination Panel Members

Veronique Shanks, CFP

Financial Planner

Panagapka Wealth Management Inc.

Cochrane, ON

Allan Barss, CFP

Division Director

IG Wealth Management

Regina, SK

Lisa Beilman, CFP

Senior Financial Consultant

MD Management

Winnipeg, MB

Tyler Brack, CFP

Wealth Planner

Avail CPA

Lethbridge, AB

Joshua Brown, CFP

Financial Planner

Worldsource Financial Management

Blind River, ON

Tyler Fehr, CFP

Investment Advisor

Manulife Securities Incorporated

Winnipeg, MB

Gisele Gherasim, CFP

Partner

Brothers & Company

Regina, SK

Margie Parikh, CFP

Financial Planner

Parikh Financial Planning

Victoria, BC

Wasiq Saiyid, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor, Business Banking

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Winnipeg, MB

 

Robert Tufts, CFP

Financial Planner

Bow Valley Wealth Management Group – RBC Dominion Securities

Calgary, AB

Robert An, CFP

Financial Planning Specialist

CIBC Wood Gundy

Vancouver, BC

Shannon Bernstein, CFP

Senior Financial Consultant

MD Management Ltd.

Kitchener, ON

Jean-Pierre Gallant, CFP

Financial Planner

UNI Coopération Financière

Shediac, NB

Tanya Herman-Vanthuyne, CFP

Financial Planner & Founder

SunStone Retirement Specialists

Moose Jaw, SK

Tim McIntosh, CFP

Financial Planner

Hynek Financial Group

Burlington, ON

Michelle Tatham, CFP

Associate Portfolio Manager

Generation Portfolio Management Corp.

Toronto, ON

Paul Thorne, CFP

Director, Estate and Financial Planning Services Atlantic Canada

Sun Life Financial

Dartmouth, NS

 

Standards Panel

An independent panel of the FP Canada Standards Council, the Standards Panel is composed of CFP professionals, licensed financial planners from the province of Québec and at least one public member.

The Standards Panel is responsible for and has delegated responsibility from the Board over:

 

Members

Lesley Poole, CFP

President

Next Chapter

Gananoque, ON

Nathalie Bachand, F. Pl.

Founding President

Bachand Lafleur, groupe conseil inc.

Montreal, QC

Sophie Brûlotte, F. Pl.

Institut québécois de planification financière

Saint-Laurent, QC

Aurèle Courcelles, CFP, FP Canada Fellow

Assistant Vice-President, Tax and Estate Planning

IG Wealth Management

Winnipeg, MB

Susan Howe, CFP

Regional Financial Planning Consultant

RBC Financial Planning

Arnprior, ON

David Johnson, CFP

Executive Director

Alberta Charitable Casino Operators (ACCO)

Edmonton, AB

Ross McShane, CFP

VP, Financial Planning

Doherty & Associates

Ottawa, ON

Zeynep Onen

Vice-Chair

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Toronto, ON

Julie Seberras, CFP

Senior Manager, Wealth Planning Support

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Toronto, ON

 

Conduct Review Panel

An independent panel of the FP Canada Standards Council, the Conduct Review Panel is composed of CFP professionals, at least one licensed financial planner from the province of Québec and at least one public member. The Conduct Review Panel’s purpose is to support the fulfilment of FP Canada Standards Council’s professional-oversight mandate by reviewing staff reports and determining the appropriate disposition of complaints, in the public interest.

 

Members

Debbie Ammeter, CFP

Retired

Winnipeg, MB

Marc André Castonguay, CFP

Manager, Financial Planning

Louisbourg Investments

Moncton, NB

Jeff Cormier, CFP

Principal and Senior Wealth Advisor

Cormier Wealth Management

Moncton, NB

John Hope, CFP

Financial Planner, Branch Manager

Selectpath Benefits & Financial Inc., licensed with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.

London, ON

Linda McIntyre, CFP

Wealth Planner

Thrive Wealth Management

Moose Jaw, SK

Ian Rea

Retired

Regina, SK

Felice Torre, F. Pl.

Instructor

Institut québécois de planification financière

Montreal, QC

 

Hearing Panel

The Hearing Panel for the FP Canada Standards Council is composed of CFP professionals and lawyer members. Following referral of a complaint to a discipline hearing, by the Conduct Review Panel, members of the Hearing Panel Roster serve as adjudicators on FP Canada Standards Council Hearing and Appeal Panels in support of the Standards Council’s professional-oversight function.

 

Members

Mark Bailey, LL.B.

Senior Litigation Counsel, Enforcement Branch

Ontario Securities Commission

Toronto, ON

Tim Bertrand, CFP

Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor

Bertrand Wealth Management Group, licensed with RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Cornwall, ON

James Blackwell, CFP

Vice President, Wealth and Estate Planning

RDA Ltd

Woodbridge, ON

Janice Charko, CFP

Partner

ENT Vaughan LLP

Vaughan, ON

Helen A. Daley, LL.B.

Partner

Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber LLP

Toronto, ON

Stuart L. Dollar, CFP

Director, Tax and Insurance Planning

Sun Life Financial

Waterloo, ON

Adrienne Kirsh, LL.B.

Investigation Counsel, Professional Regulation

Law Society of Ontario

Toronto, ON

Jeff Lightheart, CFP

President & Financial Planner

Lightheart Insurance and Financial Services

Regina, SK

Dan Meilleur, CFP

Deputy Ombudsman

RBC

Montreal, QC

Albert Pelletier, LL.B.

Principal

Morganti & Co.

Toronto, ON

Jonah Rabinovitch, CFP

Financial Planning Specialist

RBC Wealth Management Services

Ottawa, ON

John Voorhorst, CFP

Financial Planner, Founder & Owner

C.V. Benefits Inc.

Coaldale, Alberta

Larry A. Wood, CFP

Senior Instructor

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Calgary, AB

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