FPSC provides extensive feedback to the Ontario government’s Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives, continuing to work with the Ontario government to implement a solution to best protect consumers.
FPSC and the Insurance Council of British Columbia sign a Memorandum of Understanding that leverages each organization’s processes to provide more effective oversight and strengthen consumer protection in BC.
FPSC enhances it governance structure to maintain the continued rigour, efficiency and relevance of FPSC’s work and a better alignment of responsibility and accountability. Among the key changes is the creation of an independent Standards Panel, composed of financial planners and members of the public, to oversee all financial planning standards.
Personal finance educator and author Kelley Keehn takes on the new role of FPSC Consumer Advocate and is interviewed more than 100 times by a variety of media about FPSC research, the importance of getting professional financial planning help and how to find a qualified planner.
Financial Planning Week, now in its seventh year, sees record attendance at FPSC-hosted events in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as an unprecedented level of industry involvement across the country.
FPSC’s consumer websites experience their highest ever traffic. The “Find a Planner or Certificant” search tool receives over 200,000 page views, and there are more than 66,000 sessions on FinancialPlanningForCanadians.ca.
For more highlights, read our 2016 Year in Review.