Sponsor Details

Please meet our Sponsors

BMO Global Asset Management

At BMO Global Asset Management, we continually deepen and expand our expertise and our capabilities as we develop dynamic risk-return solutions that meet investors’ varying needs.

The numbers as of June 30, 2023

  • $145B assets under management
  • 116 investment professionals
  • 15 years average investment experience
  • 330+ employees

Our strong foundation is built upon BMO, the 8th largest bank in North America by assets. Our clients and customers can benefit from our ability to leverage our BMO partners across personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment services. Together we join in fueling the progress of individuals, families, communities and businesses across North America.


Founded in 2015, Equiton is a recognized leader in private equity investments. Our exponential growth is a direct outcome of our leadership team understanding how the industry works and how to create long-term wealth through real estate investing. We partner with advisors to offer easy access to all types of investment grade real estate through our proven, high-performing investment solutions that provide a variety of benefits including cash flow and capital appreciation.


Fundata offers mutual fund, ETF and stock information through a suite of highly customizable products and services for mutual fund companies, back-office, investment brokerages, financial advisors, data vendors and retail investors.

Q Trade

Qtrade Direct Investing® is among Canada’s top-ranked online trading platforms having secured more than 28 wins in online investment excellence over the past 18 years in industry evaluations of online brokerages. Qtrade offers self-directed investors a preferred online trading option that complements their overall investment portfolio to achieve their financial goals and secure their financial health.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Qtrade operates direct to consumer and through over 300 strategic partnerships with some of Canada’s largest financial services institutions. Qtrade believes that Canadian do-it-yourself investors should have confidence in their financial decisions, confidence in the tools we provide to help them make those decisions, and confidence in the support we offer.

Learn more about how you can take control of your financial future at qtrade.ca

RFA Bank of Canada

Founded in 1996, RFA (Realty Financial Advisors), is a Canadian-owned real estate investment firm grounded in the Commercial and Asset Management segments. RFA and its investment partners are active participants in a wide array of real estate focused portfolios, including debt financing transactions, REITs, retirement homes, and direct investments in office, retail, industrial and multifamily residential properties. Combined, the RFA group of companies have over $65 Billion in assets under management and an additional $25+ Billion in assets under administration.

In 2018, RFA expanded into the residential lending market with the goal of becoming a top broker channel lender. In 2019, RFA accelerated its growth plans through the acquisition of Street Capital Bank, a Schedule A bank, and now holds a presence in both the Prime and Alternative lending segments. RFA is based in Toronto, with an additional office in Calgary.

RFA Bank is part of RFA Capital Holdings Inc., a Canadian privately held Ontario corporation managed by RFA Capital Inc.

Along with its real estate holdings, RFA Bank offers a quality suite of GIC products accessed through CANNEX by contracted nominee dealers and is a member of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), providing federal deposit insurance protection for their GIC’s of up to applicable limits.

For more information on RFA Bank, please visit: https://www.rfa.ca

For more information on CDIC, please visit: https://www.cdic.ca

CIFP Retirement Institute

The CIFP Retirement Institute has a mission to research and develop the knowledge base of retirement planning and, financial planning more generally, in the best interest of Canadians.

The Institute is evolving into the pre-eminent source to obtain unbiased, high quality, topical information about retirement and retirement planning. Education programs supporting the various CIFP designations supplement technical content with a focus on the more qualitative aspects of retirement and financial planning. Despite the importance of incorporating qualitative factors into a plan, unfortunately, it is often overlooked in a typical client-planner meeting or, may not be discussed in sufficient detail because far too often the client-planner interaction revolves around all things quantitative. To counter this deficiency, topics such as lifestyle planning, client engagement skills, retirement trends, considerations as part of estate and succession planning, how to prepare for retirement and intergenerational wealth transfers are fundamental learning objectives within the RRC, RFRA and RRA curricula.

Learn more at www.retirementinstitute.ca

CIFP Chartered Institute of Financial Planning

The Chartered Institute of Financial Planning provides professional education and certification for financial planners and financial advisors in Canada.

Under license from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP), the Chartered Institute of Financial Planning offers professional credentials including the Chartered Financial Planner® designation, and Registered Life Insurance Specialist® (RLIS®) designation.

The Chartered Institute of Financial Planning aims to enhance the professional standards of financial planning and financial advising through comprehensive educational programs.

CIFP and the Chartered Institute of Financial Planning are headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, and CIFP is an approved credentialling body under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s (FSRA) Financial Planning Title Protection framework.

Learn more at www.charteredinstitute.ca


The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners is a non-profit association for Certified Financial Planner® professionals. The association is an independent, effective, and powerful advocate for the CFP®/ certification marks and the financial planning profession in Canada.

Membership is open to all Canadian CFP professionals, Registered Retirement Consultants®/Conseillers en Retraite® and Conseillères en Retraite®, associates who have completed their pre-CFP certification education requirements, students who are currently enrolled in a qualified education program leading to CFP certification and concerned and interested investors.

CIFPs advocates on behalf of its members, retirement planners holding the RRC/CR credential and the CFP certification marks with regulators and the public. We won't let them forget that the CFP and RRC/CR marks represent the highest standard for financial planners and retirement planners—here at home, and abroad.

Learn more at www.cifps.ca