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Jason Heath, CFP
Jason has been providing fee-only, advice-only financial planning since 2001 and is one of Canada’s best-known fee-only financial planners. He is currently a personal finance columnist for the Financial Post, MoneySense Magazine and Canadian MoneySaver. He is also a regular contributor to RetireHappy.ca.
Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from York University in Toronto. He also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. In addition, Jason has completed numerous financial, tax and estate planning specialty courses from a variety of organizations.
Jason has a particular interest in working with clients with complex planning issues, including Canadian expats in other countries.
He has three children and lives with his wife in Pickering, Ontario.
Andrew Dobson, CFP, CIM, PFP, FCSI
Andrew has been providing financial advice for individuals, families, and corporations for over 10 years, having worked for major banking institutions as well as an accounting firm. He has acted as a Senior Financial Planner for BDO Canada LLP’s Wealth Advisory Services team. He has extensive experience in banking, lending, mutual funds, investment sales, and advanced financial planning. Andrew has worked with students, young families, high net worth, and ultra high-worth clients and has experience in developing fee-only financial plans with complex corporate, tax, and estate planning considerations.
Andrew has an Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto and his industry related education includes the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Personal Financial Planner (PFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), and Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designations. He is currently working toward his Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation. Andrew has volunteered as an item developer and peer reviewer for various courses offered by the Canadian Securities Institute and is a Standard Setting Committee Member for the PFP designation examinations. As part of his ongoing commitment to education, Andrew has volunteered as a classroom facilitator for Junior Achievement on multiple occasions.
Andrew is married with two young children. His personal interests include outings to parks with his family, soccer, basketball, and watching documentary films.
Nancy Grouni, CFP
Nancy had a 20-year career as an investment and insurance advisor with two large wealth management firms, building and presenting client financial plans and investment portfolio reviews, before becoming a fee-only financial planner.
She specializes in financial, tax, and estate planning for incorporated business owners and professionals, sole proprietors who are considering incorporation, and retirees with investment holding companies.
As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Nancy has been interviewed, and contributed to, a variety of publications and financial websites such as the Globe & Mail, Yahoo! Canada Finance, Financial Post, CreditCards.ca, CreditCards.com, Financial Pipeline and RetireHappy.ca.
Nancy has two children and is an active volunteer in her community. She enjoys travel and entertaining in her spare time. Nancy and her daughter also enjoy a shared passion for figure skating.
Kenneth Doll, CFP, CLU, TEP, ICD.D
Ken has been providing financial and estate planning solutions for over 20 years. He has worked with high net worth and ultra high net worth clients, including prominent families, NHL hockey players, executives, business owners, professionals, and farmers. He has experience with Canadians that live and own property in the US as well as Canadian residents departing Canada to become expats and Americans residing in Canada.
His industry education includes the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations, along with having completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and the Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC). He holds three degrees from the University of Alberta in business, economics, and political science, and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D). Ken has also served as an expert witness on life insurance matters, and conducted presentations on investments, insurance, estate planning, and philanthropy.
Ken works closely with clients and their professional advisors to identify unique financial and estate planning solutions that help them build and protect their wealth while minimizing tax. He is an advocate of holistic financial and estate planning that not only encompasses a client’s financial situation, but also considers the importance of family dynamics and sensitive issues around wealth transfer.
Ken resides in Calgary and enjoys spending time in the foothills and mountains of Alberta.
Colleen Derrick, CFP, FMA, CIM
Colleen has been providing financial planning advice to clients for more than 20 years, with a focus on affluent and professional clients, as well as small business owners.
She is actively involved as a consultant with FP Canada – the national professional body certifying professional Canadian financial planners – engaged in the development and marking of FP Canada Institute education programs. In addition, she has participated with Junior Achievement’s in-class teaching days.
Colleen graduated with a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Ottawa. She holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designations.
She has two children and an active family life involved in hockey and horseback riding.
Brenda Hiscock, CFP
Brenda has worked for over 20 years in the financial services industry and has extensive experience with retirement planning and expatriate Canadians. She has worked as a bank branch manager and as a college professor, teaching students about investment products. Brenda also taught the Life Insurance Licensing program at Business Career College and was a Director of Business Development at Freedom 55 Financial.
Whether she is explaining a financial concept to one person or to a room of 100, Brenda’s approach to personal finance is that of education. After all, it is much easier to follow advice when you understand it.
She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and also holds a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation with specialized knowledge in living benefits such as disability, critical illness and long-term care insurance.
Brenda has been interviewed for articles in publications such as the Globe and Mail and Advisor.ca. She has also been a returning guest on a radio show based in Montreal. She is a regular contributor to RetireHappy.ca.
In her spare time, Brenda practices yoga daily and will often be found outdoors where she can enjoy her passion for cycling. She also provides financial planning advice to cancer patients at Wellspring, an organization that offers various support services to cancer patients and their families.
Senior Tax Accountant
Scott is an experienced tax accountant with over 10 years of experience advising clients on accounting and tax matters. He started his career at a “big four” accounting firm in Toronto and has since worked for smaller firms with clients with diverse needs.
He can prepare personal, corporate, and trust tax returns for clients of Objective Financial Partners. He also incorporates tax planning into the overall financial plans of clients.
Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Master of Accounting degree.
He lives in Newmarket with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing tennis and golf in his free time.
Senior Tax Accountant
Paul works with a wide range of clients, but specializes in providing sophisticated advice to incorporated owner/managers with respect to corporate structuring, compensation strategies, sale and succession planning, estate freezes, and estate planning.
He began his tax career over 25 years ago at one of the “big four” accounting firms, where he was involved in public accounting, tax planning, and compliance. Paul has also worked in wealth management at one of Canada’s largest independent wealth management firms as Regional Vice President, Wealth Planning, as well as two fee-only financial planning firms providing complex financial, tax, and estate planning solutions.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree and has also earned the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations, and also is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a U.K. based professional body.
Kim studied towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at York University in Toronto. She has completed numerous tax and financial planning courses.
Kim has worked as a branch manager with a Canadian trust company and as an executive assistant with Canada’s oldest fee-only, advice-only financial planning firm.
Kim has two children who both work in the automotive industry. Outside of the office, Kim enjoys golf, cooking and travel.
Theresa has worked in accounting, sales, and marketing roles, and also as a Residential Real Estate Sales Representative.
She has a passion for mindfulness and meditation, and is a certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor.
Theresa has three children and is an active school volunteer.
Administration & Marketing Specialist
Andrea studied at the University of Toronto where she obtained an honours BA in French and Psychology. For over 20 years, she has worked in the marketing field for both the electricity and healthcare industries in Canada. She specializes in developing marketing strategies and creative marketing collateral as well as corporate communications. She is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist having obtained the CEB designation from Humber College.
Andrea has a passion for fitness and was a former fitness and dance instructor for the City of Toronto. She has 2 children and lives with her husband in Pickering, Ontario.
Natasha received her BA at the University of Toronto. She has worked in the wealth management industry for more than 15 years. She has the tools to help ensure successful communication and delivery of expectations for each client and has a keen understanding for client care and support.
Natasha lives in Richmond Hill with her husband and 2 children. She is passionate about baking and Latin dancing.
We Sell No Products Whatsoever
Our sole purpose is unbiased, objective financial, tax and estate planning advice
Our Typical Client
Our clients have a net worth ranging from zero to several million dollars. Likewise with their income. They live in Canada, for the most part. Those who are not in Southern Ontario are open to working remotely via secure web conference, email and telephone.
Basically, our clients are Canadians looking for unbiased, objective and comprehensive financial, tax and estate planning advice. And they don’t want investment or insurance products to be co-mingled with that advice.
Here are some of the services we offer:
- Fee-Only, Advice Only Financial Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Investment Strategy
- Tax Planning
- Insurance Needs
- Estate Planning
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the questions we’re commonly asked:
- What is a financial planner?
- What is a fee-only financial planner?
- What is a financial plan?
- What are your fees?
- Do you provide fee-only investment advice?
- Do you work with clients outside of Toronto?
True Financial Planning is a Process, Not a Product
After an introductory call to determine if and how we can help, our clients complete a questionnaire and provide a list of supplementary data before we put together a comprehensive financial plan that includes:
Jason is smart, experienced and knows his stuff. He’s a great source for personal finance insight.
My husband and I have used Jason’s services for many years, starting before he was at Objective Financial Partners. His work is of such high quality that we decided to follow him when he left his last position. Jason covers off our financial planning and tax return preparation for our family. He also provides excellent ongoing advice for other financial questions/projects we have going on outside of our family home and personal taxes. My tax return can sometimes be complicated because I have a business outside of my employment – Jason has never had any issues with this and is able to consistently complete the paperwork maximizing the return for me. I have recommended him to many other people, and we will continue to work with Jason on an ongoing basis.
True fee-only planners are rare in Canada but Jason Heath has established himself and his new firm on the vanguard of this growing area. His reputation for dispensing sensible objective guidance has also made him a go-to source for many media.
Thanks for taking me on as a client. This has been an important exercise and has given me great insight into my financial affairs. You’ve been extremely helpful and I hope I can call on you from time to time to help me update my plan as circumstances change. I get the sense you have a thriving practice and hope you don’t mind if I recommend you to some of my friends.
Nancy provided us with a very thorough financial plan that helped us immensely so would could get a solid grip on our financial picture both for the present and future.
Nancy is diligent, thorough, hard working, conscientious, and highly professional. She is committed to providing the highest level of client-service possible.
I am not sure how I would have handled all this without your advice and assistance. I really was naive about the process, timelines and the decisions to be made. To tell you the truth, I find it a bit nerve-wracking. Thank you Jason for your support.
We went to Nancy to help with our retirement plan and see if we were on the right track. We found Nancy to be very thorough and she explained everything clearly. We were very happy with the final report. It was clear, concise and put our minds at ease. We would not hesitate to recommend Nancy to anyone looking for straightforward financial advice.
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We don't sell investments, so we're not going to tell you which stocks to buy and sell. However, we can build you a comprehensive and truly objective financial plan.