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What's New - CFP® Designation Route Changes

Posted by Kelly Brewer on

Last month the newly renamed FP Canada (formerly Financial Planning Standards Council or FPSC) released a more detailed look at the changes coming to the CFP designation routes in 2020. The biggest updates include the requirement of a post-secondary education, introduction of FP Canada-administered courses instead of the Capstone Course, and the replacement of the required FPSC Level 1® certification with the optional QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation. You can check out a more detailed description of the new program at the FP Canada website here. CFP professionals in good standing are not impacted by any of these changes. Students...

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Penny's Corner - International Women's Day 2019

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

On Friday, March 8th we celebrate International Women's Day. According to the International Women's Day website, this years theme is "#BalanceforBetter ... a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world" (2019). This is a day to honor how far women have come and promote gender equality within society. If you are a fellow woman, take today and treat yourself. Celebrate being a woman and help encourage other women to take action in achieving their goals.  BCC is choosing to honor International Women's Day by providing all our female advisors and female aspiring advisors with a $50 discount when you...

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What's New - Business Planning Video Series (Coming Soon)

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

We are excited to share the news about our latest project: Business Planning Video Series follows a successful small business from founding through sale to retirement, covering many of the issues advisors typically work on with business owners. This series is specifically developed to assist advisors who are working with small businesses to stay current with the latest education and to help their clients in the most effective way possible. The series is made up of 8 parts, each about an hour long, which we will publish every two weeks, over a sixteen-week period starting early February 2019. Bonus point, the...

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Penny's Corner - International Day of Education

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

January 24th was the first International Day of Education.  "By proclaiming the International Day of Education, UN member states recognized the importance of working to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels – so that all people may have access to lifelong learning opportunities that help them to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to access opportunities to participate fully in society and contribute to sustainable development" (United Nations, 2019).

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Penny's Corner - The Big Move

Posted by Desiree Gratton-Hicks on

For those of you who don't know, Penny & Bob have recently moved from Calgary AB to Langley BC. With this move, BCC has decided to officially close the Calgary office. There will no longer be a physical location in Calgary.  This move has not been made without careful thought and consideration. BCC still offers online support/classes and in-class instruction in Edmonton. CE days have been scheduled in March - June. LLQP classes will be offered upon request. For information on CE & LLQP, please click on the links below.  CE | LLQP Should you have any questions regarding this...

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