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March 2019

One-in-five Canadians with debt will need to liquidate assets to pay it down in 2019

One-in-five Canadians with debt say they will need to liquidate assets (e.g. cash in their RRSPs, get a second mortgage, sell a vehicle, etc.) to help pay off (or pay down) their debt in 2019.

March 2019

CFP Examination Candidates Recognized for Top Performance

Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has announced the members of the esteemed President's List for the November 2018 sitting of the CFP® examination. The President’s List recognizes candidates who achieved the highest marks out of hundreds of exam writers from across Canada.

February 2019

What’s love got to do with money? Canadians tell stories of financial infidelity

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Canadians have chimed in with their stories of financial infidelity in a social media contest conducted by Credit Canada.

January 2019

FPSC Announces Appointment of Ralph Vizl as Chief Strategy Officer for FP Canada and Head of the FP Canada Institute

Cary List, President and CEO of Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Vizl as Chief Strategy Officer for FP Canada™ and Head of the FP Canada Institute™ (the Institute).

January 2019

Two-thirds of Canadians enter 2019 worried about the economy

Two thirds of Canadians enter 2019 worried about their financial fortunes according to a recent economic poll. The Kitchen Table Forecast, a Leger poll of 1,515 Canadians was conducted for non-profit organizations Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) and Credit Canada.

January 2019

Results Released for CFP Examination and FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning

Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has released results for the November sitting of the FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning and the CFP examination. More than 1100 candidates wrote the exams, which are required steps along the path to obtaining FPSC Level 1 Certification in Financial Planning or CFP certification.

January 2019

Results Now Available for the CFP Examination

Results are now available for the November 2018 sitting of the CFP Examination, which took place at 46 testing centres across Canada on November 30, 2018.

January 2019

Results Now Available for the FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning

Results are now available for the November 2018 sitting of the FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning, which took place at 43 testing centres across Canada on November 29, 2018.

December 2018

FPSC Standards Panel Releases Updated Standards of Professional Responsibility

The revised Standards of Professional Responsibility will come into force on January 1, 2019 and govern the conduct of CFP professionals and FPSC Level 1 Certificants in Financial Planning from January 1, 2019 onward.

November 2018

Financial Planning Standards Council Unveils New Details About FP Canada™: A National Professional Body to Advance Professional Financial Planning

Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) today unveiled new details about FP Canada—a national professional body dedicated to advancing professional financial planning.

November 2018

FPSC Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Financial Planning During 10th Annual Financial Planning Week

FPSC is pleased to announce that Dawn Hawley, CFP®, has been awarded the Donald J. Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award in Financial Planning.

November 2018

Financial Planning Standards Council Welcomes Ontario Government’s Commitment to Ensure Consumer Confidence in Financial Planners

Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) is pleased to see the Ontario government’s commitment to ensure consumer confidence in financial planners in today’s 2018 Fall Economic Statement.

November 2018

FPSC President & CEO Cary List Honoured with Credentialing Industry Leadership Award

Cary List, President and CEO of Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s (ICE) Credentialing Industry Leadership Award.

November 2018

Tenth Annual Financial Planning Week Takes Place Across Canada November 18-24, 2018

Financial Planning Week 2018 takes place across Canada from November 18-24, 2018. An integral part of Financial Literacy Month in Canada, Financial Planning Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance and benefits of financial planning, and of working with a certified professional. Established by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) in 2009, Financial Planning Week is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

October 2018

One-in-three Canadians would fail financial stress test

The FPSC Cross-Country Checkup, a Leger poll of 1,527 Canadians, was conducted in advance of Financial Literacy Month and in particular Canada’s 10th annual Financial Planning Week (taking place between November 18-24).

October 2018

CFP Examination Candidates Recognized for Top Performance

Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has announced the members of the esteemed President's List for the June 2018 sitting of the CFP examination.

September 2018

Remarks by Dan Busi, FPSC’s Board Chair, at IQPF’s Annual Congress

Delivered on September 27, 2018 at IQPF’s Annual Congress in Charlevoix, Quebec.

September 2018

Institut québécois de planification financière and Financial Planning Standards Council Announce Strategic Partnership

IQPF will become a Proud Partner of FP Canada™ to advance professional financial planning for the benefit of all Canadians from coast to coast.

September 2018

Financial Planning Standards Council Board of Directors Announces the Establishment of FP Canada™: A National Body to Advance Professional Financial Planning in Canada

The Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) Board of Directors announced a renaming and rebranding of the organization, and an expansion of its scope, to more effectively position the organization in leading the direction of the financial planning profession in Canada. .