The Toronto Chapter of Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the largest local chapter in Canada, representing Advocis members in the City of Toronto and surrounding metropolitan area. We are a voluntary professional association of financial and insurance advisors, committed to representing the interests of its members and their clients. Advocis is the premier provider of professional development programs, and sets a high level of ethical and market conduct standards as a mandate for its membership. Advocis provides a strong advocate for the financial services sector and the consumer public in Canada.
Our name represents what our members do best — Advice and Advocacy. And our positioning line — Listening First — underscores that commitment to professionalism. Advocis carries on the tradition of effectively representing its members' interests with all levels of government, regulators, and industry, always with the intention of putting the interests of consumers first.
Advocis Toronto is led by a volunteer board of directors made up of members within the chapter who have committed time to ensure that our members have the opportunity to network, receive valuable continuing education credits and hear leading technical and motivational experts in a variety of programs offered by the chapter.
Advocis® is the brand name of The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (TFAAC) and is the largest professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada, representing approximately 10,000 members. The Toronto chapter is the largest of the 40 chapters with approximately 1700 members in the GTA and surrounding communities.
As a single organization, Advocis represents thousands of professional advisors from coast to coast. Advocis members advise their clients on the short- and long-term financial needs of individuals, families, and owners of small and medium-sized businesses. Our members provide financial services that are limited only by the needs of their clients. Those services include financial planning, estate planning, tax preparation, tax planning, and consultation on employee group benefits, pensions and retirement plans. What unites our members is the common activity of helping Canadians to realize their financial goals and protect what is at stake — the savings of Canadians and the financial security of their families and themselves.
With a century of history in supporting advisors, Advocis is particularly well positioned to offer a wide range of benefits to its members.
Advocis is committed to providing advisors with a respected professional community which includes access to education, tools and resources to help them to maintain a competitive position in the financial services industry.