FP Canada™ Committees and Panels

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


Panels
Examination Panels Standards Panel
Conduct Review Panel
Hearing Panel Roster

 

 

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

Ronald P. Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

Martin Dupras, Pl. Fin.

President

ConFor Financiers

Montreal, QC

Carolyn Fallis, CFP

Professor - Financial Planning, School of Accounting and Finance

George Brown College

Toronto, ON

Winston Maharaj

Retired Executive

Winnipeg, MB

Julie Raîche, Pl. Fin.

Vice-présidente régionale

Banque Nationale du Canada

Boucherville, QC

David Wild

Retired Executive

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

Martin Dupras, Pl. Fin.

President

ConFor Financiers

Montreal, QC

David Wild

Retired Executive

Government of Saskatchewan

Regina, SK

Ronald P. Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

Teresa Black Hughes, CFP

Financial Advisor, Director

RGF Integrated Wealth Management

Vancouver, BC

 

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

Carolyn Fallis, CFP

Professor - Financial Planning, School of Accounting and Finance

George Brown College

Toronto, ON

Diana Iannetta

Vice President, Canadian Litigation

TD Bank Group

Toronto, ON

Pierre Piché

Vice-President

Power Corporation of Canada

Montreal, QC

Susan Howe, CFP

Regional Financial Planning Consultant

RBC Financial Planning

Arnprior, 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

Dan Busi, CFP

Vice President & Investment Counsellor

RBC PH&N Investment Counsel

Calgary, AB

Teresa Black Hughes, CFP

Financial Advisor, Director

RGF Integrated Wealth Management

Vancouver, BC

Christopher Dewdney, CFP

Principal

Dewdney & Co.

Toronto, ON

Yves L. Giroux, Pl. Fin.

Vice President of Multi-Network Business Development

Desjardins Financial Security

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

 

Joint Strategy Committee

The Joint Strategy Committee is comprised of members from the FP Canada Board of Directors and the Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF) Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Joint Strategy Committee is to:

  • Share strategic discussions to the extent approved by each respective Board;
  • Take on selected joint governance matters; and
  • Be responsible for other items as determined by each of the Parties’ Board.

 

Members

FP Canada

Tashia Batstone, MBA, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

President and CEO

FP Canada

Toronto, ON

Martin Dupras, Pl. Fin.

President

ConFor Financiers

Montreal, QC

Ronald P. Harvey, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

Investment Planning Counsel

Ottawa, ON

Yves L. Giroux, Pl. Fin.

Vice President of Multi-Network Business Development

Desjardins Financial Security

Toronto, ON

 

IQPF

Chantal Lamoureux

President and CEO

L’Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF)

Verdun, QC

Aurèle Courcelles, CFP, FP Canada Fellow

Assistant Vice-President, Tax and Estate Planning

IG Wealth Management

Winnipeg, MB

Daniel Lanteigne, Pl. Fin.

Founder

REVERBER Integrated Financial Strategies

Quebec City, Quebec

Bernard Fortin Pl. Fin.

Vice-President, Marketing and Wealth Management

FDP

 

Examination Panels

There are two independent Exam Panels of the FP Canada Standards Council: one for each of the QAFP™ 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.

 

QAFP 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

Jason Hunt, CFP, CIM

Associate, Family Office Practice

First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.

Ottawa, ON

Margie Parikh, CFP

Board Director, & Financial Planner

Principal, On Governance Consulting

Victoria, BC

Jenny Cho, CFP

Senior Financial Planner

TD Wealth Financial Planning

Toronto, ON

MaryAnn Kokan-Nyhof, CFP

Certified Financial Planner®, Life and Health Insurance Advisor

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

Winnipeg, MB

Neal Kongkham, CFP

Advisor

Sun Life Financial

London, ON

 

Tanya Herman-Vanthuyne, CFP

Financial Planner & Founder

SunStone Retirement Specialists

Moose Jaw, SK

Robert An, CFP

Financial Planning Specialist

CIBC Wood Gundy

Vancouver, BC

Shannon Bernstein, CFP

Senior Financial Consultant

MD Management Ltd.

Kitchener, ON

Tyler Fehr, CFP

Investment Advisor

Manulife Securities Incorporated

Winnipeg, MB

Jean-Pierre Gallant, CFP

Financial Planner

UNI Coopération Financière

Shediac, NB

Gisele Gherasim, CFP

Partner

Brothers & Company

Regina, SK

Jeff Lightheart, CFP

President & Financial Planner

Lightheart Insurance and Financial Services

Regina, SK

Dan Martonfi, CFP

Regional Assistant Vice-President

Educators Financial Group

Toronto, ON

Carla Norris, CFP, FP Canada Fellow

Regional Financial Planner

National Bank Financial

Port Moody, BC

Michelle Tatham, CFP

Portfolio Manager – Client Relationship Manager

Generation PMCA Corp.

Toronto, ON

Paul Thorne, CFP

Director of Advanced Planning, Estate & Financial Planning Services, Central/Atlantic Region

Sun Life Financial

Dartmouth, NS

Timothy Kileel, CFP

Portfolio Manager

MD Private Investment Counsel

Moncton, NB

Minoo Naderi, CFP

VP, Family Office Services

Forthlane Partners

Toronto, ON

Jacqueline Soong, CFP

Certified Financial Planner

Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Toronto, ON

Shannon Tatlock, CFP

Associate Advisor

Sun Life Financial

Moncton, NB

Ian Wood, CFP

Vice-President, Associate Portfolio Manager

Cardinal Capital Management Inc.

Winnipeg, MB

 

Standards Panel

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:

The Standards Panel has issued Guidance to the Profession on a number of occasions. These notices to the profession have served as opportunities to FP Canada certificants and members of the public regarding the practice of financial planning, and the process FP Canada certificants should follow in providing financial planning services to Canadians.

 

Members

Lesley Poole, CFP

President

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Gananoque, ON

Nathalie Bachand, Pl. Fin.

Founding President

Bachand Lafleur, groupe conseil inc.

Montreal, QC

Manmeet Bhatia, CFP

Head of Private Wealth

Franklin Templeton Investments Canada

Vancouver, BC

Aurèle Courcelles, CFP, FP Canada Fellow

Assistant Vice-President, Tax and Estate Planning

IG Wealth Management

Winnipeg, MB

David Johnson, CFP

Executive Director

Government Finance Officers Association of Alberta (GFOA)

Edmonton, AB

Ross McShane, CFP

VP, Financial Planning

Doherty & Associates

Ottawa, ON

Julie Seberras, CFP

Senior Manager, Wealth Planning Support

TD

Toronto, ON

Johnathan Graves, CFP

Investment Advisor

CIBC Private Wealth Management

Halifax, NS

Russ Siemens

President and Board Chair

Innovation Credit Union

Swift Current, Saskatchewan

 

Conduct Review Panel

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.

The Conduct Review Panel has issued Guidance to the Profession on a number of occasions. These notices to the profession have served as opportunities for the Conduct Review Panel to provide Certificants with notice to the type of conduct that is of concern, and provide direction to Certificants with the goal of informing and guiding future conduct.

 

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, Pl. Fin.

Instructor

Institut québécois de planification financière

Montreal, QC

 

Hearing Panel Roster

The Hearing Panel Roster for FP Canada 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 FP Canada Standards Council’s professional-oversight function.

 

Members

Meagan Balaneski, CFP

Investment Advisor

Manulife Securities Inc.

Vermilion, Alberta

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

Stuart L. Dollar, CFP

Director, Tax and Insurance Planning

Sun Life Financial

Waterloo, ON

Peter Jong, CFP

Financial Planner

Desjardins Financial Security

Victoria, BC

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

Karen Manarin, LL.B.

Acting Officer in Charge and Special Advisor on Financial Crime

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Toronto, ON

Dan Meilleur, CFP

Deputy Ombudsman

RBC

Montreal, QC

Craig Noon-Ward, CFP

Senior Financial Planner

TD Wealth

Greater Vancouver, BC

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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