Micheline Varas, BA, RHU, RFC, EPC, GBDS
Senior Partner, Senior VP Living Benefits
CustomPlan Financial Advisors
Micheline assures safeguarding financial advice is of the highest quality. She works in conjunction with several insurers and their respective underwriters delivering results to individuals and corporate clients. Micheline is also a resource to financial advisors and large institutions. Her focus is to structure and ensure creative, cost and tax effective risk mitigation solutions. She believes that professional financial advice adds significant value to individuals and their businesses. To provide the best to clients, Micheline works with the best! This mindset allows for collaboration with independent specialists delivering comprehensive plans designed to create value. Her extensive experience in Living Benefits enabled Micheline to be the first recipient of the GBDS (Group Benefits Disability Specialist) designation in Canada, and a founding moderator for the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies. A Top of the Table (MDRT – Million Dollar Round Table) member, Micheline has penned many industry and non-industry publications, holds various training and educational events and has been a speaker at numerous national and international congresses. In 2014 Micheline was named one of 50 Women of Influence in Canada’s insurance industry.
For the past 50 years I have helped advise my clients through my law practice, initially as Speal, Viner and then growing over time to Viner, Kennedy, Frederick, Allan & Tobias, commonly known as Viner, Kennedy.
With my experience, and as a creative problem solver, I can assist in any of the following areas:
Independent Financial Advisor since 1994.
Del is a Wealth & Insurance
Advisor, primarily for successful professionals and business owners who aspire
to financial independence and a "work optional" lifestyle. He has
developed and refined a process that puts the pieces of the financial puzzle together for
his clients as their life unfolds and needs evolve. Retirement planning, estate
planning, risk management planning are a big part of the process, as is debt
and cash flow planning. Del works with his client's other professional
advisors, such as lawyers and accountants, to facilitate a team approach to
I work directly with clients developing investment portfolios as well as providing financial planning in the areas of business succession, retirement income planning, and estate planning. In addition to the CEA designation, I have earned several other industry certifications, including the Chartered Investment Manager and Certified Financial Planner designations. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Winnipeg Estate Planning Council. I am registered as both an Advising Representative (AR) in Canada and an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) in the United States.
A financial services and business professional with thirty years extensive and varied experience in entrepreneurial, bank, trust, brokerage, mutual fund and insurance company environments.
Coaches and assists others understand, plan and reach their personal and financial goals with a particular emphasis on wealth building, investment, insurance and estate and legacy planning.
Frequent speaker on Estate Planning; Elder Law and Financial Planning; Pre-Planning and Legacy Planning; Benefits and Group Pensions.
Faculty member of the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies.
Specialties: Estate and Legacy Planning; Investments; Insurance; Business Coach
Amanda, CFA, CEA, loves helping people with their money at different stages of their lives. She will help you to maximize your net wealth using her knowledge and insights in insurance, investment, estate planning and tax planning. She will be your trusted partner in helping you reach your financial goals and dreams.
赵萌, 特许金融分析师，最喜欢这个职业的地方就是她有机会帮助他人实现财富目标，解决财务问题。Amanda觉得她的使命就是“传道 、授业、解惑”：不论是企业家，高净值人士，亦或是普通的工薪阶层，都需要了解金融理财的基本理念，提前规划的必要性，财务安全的重要性，家族财富传承的可行性，以及企业和个人免税延税的合法性。Amanda一直秉承财务规划的量体裁衣性，为每一位客户量身打造通往财务自由的成功之路。
Let's get together and have a conversation. Planning is all about aligning your assets and goals with your values and beliefs. Upon completion you will have developed a unique plan with solutions that assist you with your goals. I am a life insurance and financial advisor. I now hold the CEA designation. Thru Advocis I am a Chartered Health Specialist (CHS). Thru The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors I hold a CAFA designation. In a busy technical world, I feel sitting down and having a conversation is the best way to determine what is important to you, your family, your business, for today and tomorrow.
Your estate is your final interaction with those you love and cherish. Your estate tells a story of your life and is remembered by your beneficiaries.
Estates have deep personal meaning to me. I have seen estates build lifelong ties to friends, family and community. I have also seen estates unintentionally tear families and friends apart.
A well planned estate takes thoughtful effort transferred into language that is simple and clear to understand.
I am able to assist you in capturing your intentions for your family, friends and charities in a tax-friendly manner to maximize funds to those you love and minimize probate fees and taxes.My intent is to help you realize your plans.
Enjoy your time knowing your estate is planned well.
Professionally, I am currently the Associate Director, Planned Giving with the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation in Kingston ON. I have also worked for over 20 years in the field with the Univerity of BC, the Kelowna General Hospital, Victoria Hospice, and consulted with a myriad of national and regional charities, public and private foundations across Canada in addition to teaching gift and estate planning at the BC Institute of Technology.
Reach out to any one of the Kingston CEA chapter. We are all rather skilled and have become CEA's because we value helping you and your executor realize your plans.
I have been an insurance broker since May 2010 and have acquired two designations; RRC (Registered Retirement Consultant - via CIFP) and CFP.
Mainly focus on Retirement and Estate Planning.
Kelly began his financial planning career in 1989 with
Canada Life as a Career Agent. He left Canada Life and went into practice
with Ken Holliday to form H & A Financial Advisors in 1996.
Kelly earned his designation as Chartered Life Underwriter
(CLU) in 1994 and his Chartered Financial Planner (CH.F.C) and Certified
Financial Planner (CFP) designations in 1997. He has been a member of
Advocis and the National Association of Financial Planners since the start of
his career. Kelly also served 2 terms as chairman for the complaint and
investigation committee of the Life Insurance Council of Saskatchewan.
We help Clients with issues relating to Retirement Income, Estate Planning and Taxes.