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Nominations now open for FELLOW OF FPSC™ distinction

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2017 – Financial Planning Standards Council is now accepting nominations for the FELLOW OF FPSC distinction, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the financial planning profession in Canada. 

FELLOW OF FPSC recipients must fulfill both of the following criteria:

  1. Volunteering or related activity with FPSC that is directly related to advancing FPSC’s purpose of driving value and instilling confidence in financial planning.
  2. Advancement of CFP® professional standards by leading or inspiring the development, acceptance or adoption of the standards in order to further the public interest and enhance the reputation of the designation.
Recipients of the FELLOW OF FPSC distinction will be honoured during Financial Planning Week at FPSC’s Celebration of the Profession Dinner, taking place on November 21 in Toronto.

For more information on the criteria and guidelines or to submit a nomination, visit FPSC’s FELLOW OF FPSC page. The deadline to submit nominations is June 9, 2017.

Nominations are also being accepted at any time for the Donald J. Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award in Financial Planning, which recognizes recipients’ lifetime advancement of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification and contributions to the financial planning profession. The award is named for Don Johnston, who led FPSC through its first decade of development and operation and helped set the foundation for the evolution of financial planning in Canada. More information is available here.

About Financial Planning Standards Council
As a professional standards-setting and certification body working in the public interest, FPSC’s purpose is to drive value and instill confidence in financial planning. FPSC ensures those it certifies―CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals and FPSC Level 1® Certificants in Financial Planning―meet appropriate standards of competence and professionalism through rigorous requirements of education, examination, experience and ethics. With FPSC’s formal partnership with the Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF), which is the only organization authorized to certify Financial Planners in Québec, there are more than 23,500 financial planners in Canada who have met, and continue to meet, FPSC’s standards. More information is available at and


For more information, please contact:
Caroline Horcher
Manager, Public Affairs
Financial Planning Standards Council 416.593.8587, ext. 232 or 1.800.305.9886