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Welcome to the team Nicole Hill


Welcome to the team, Nicole Hill!

We are excited to introduce that Nicole Hill has joined our team as an Advisor Assistant. Nicole brings with her 6 years of experience working in the financial industry. She is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Executive Administration program.

Nicole will be working directly with Tammy, to create the best possible experience for our clients. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals.

When she is not at the office, Nicole enjoys walking in Springbank Park, reading, or watching TV. Nicole is also an avid Disney World fan and likes to keep current on what’s happening at the Orlando theme parks.

Here we grow again!


Here we grow again!


We are excited to announce the addition of Greg French to our Advisor Team. Greg began his career as an Financial Advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Investments in 2014. His experience as an independent advisor has strengthened his ability to assess financial needs, develop financial plans and build strong and lasting relationships with clients.

Mental Health in the Workplace

It is important to communicate ideas, and encourage participation in the workforce when brainstorming action plans.

Addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace provides many benefits to the organization, and you can do so with a limited budget and resources. Simply opening up a dialogue about psychological health and safety in the workplace can result in many positive changes for the employees. There is a National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace that organizations can use as a guideline to implement a procedure, but there are many other options available. The procedure chosen will likely depend on the size and complexity of the organization. When selecting a process, it is important to communicate ideas, and encourage participation in the workforce when brainstorming action plans. Establish a way that the plan can be incorporated in the day-to-day routine. Finally, take the time to analyze how the procedure is working and take corrective action to amend the parts that are not working.  

To read more about how to successfully implement a plan to address psychological health and safety in the workplace, visit https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com


Financial Stress

4 in 10 Canadians ranked money as their greatest stress.

The FP Canada Financial Stress survey was conducted by Leger and included more than 1,100 Canadians across the country. The results showed that 4 in 10 Canadians ranked money as their greatest stress, and almost half (48%) say that they have lost sleep because they are worried about money. Having too much emotional stress is bad for our mental and physical health, and can affect the way we function. It is important to educate ourselves about money and be open and honest with our families if we are feeling stressed or concerned. You do not have to deal with money stress on your own, consult a certified financial planner! They are experts at handling money and can give you the peace of mind that you need to keep living your best life. By consulting an expert, you can forget about losing sleep over money because you will know that you are on the right track to meeting your financial goals.

Read more: https://www.financialplanningforcanadians.ca/financial-planning/are-you-struggling-with-financial-stress


Changes to OHIP+ effective April 1, 2019

After April 1, 2019, OHIP+ will no longer provide prescription drug coverage for individuals 24 years old and younger if they have drug coverage through a private insurance plan.


What you need to do:

  • If you, your spouse and your children do not have a private drug plan, you will continue receiving eligible drugs through OHIP+ at no cost. To learn more about OHIP+ please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-about-ohip-plus
  • If you have private health coverage through your employer, and you or your spouse and children are under 25, let your pharmacist know you have coverage under a group benefits plan. To make things easier, have your benefits care handy next time you fill a prescription.
  • If you have significant out-of-pockets costs, despite having a private plan, you can apply for financial support through the Trillium Drug Program.