FPSC calls for nominations

By Staff | February 7, 2012 | Last updated on February 7, 2012
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The Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has opened the nomination field for its two recognition programs: the Donald J. Johnston Award (DJJ Award) and Fellow of FPSC distinction.

The Donald J. Johnston Award was established in 2006 to recognize and honour the spirit, imagination, dedication and contribution exemplified by FPSC’s founding president and CEO.

The DJJ Award is a lifetime achievement award, recognizing those who have advanced the Certified Financial Planner certification and contributed to the financial planning profession. The award is based on specific criteria.

Past recipients include Donald J. Johnston himself, Alastair Rickard, Jim Rogers, Patricia Lovett-Reid, Michael E. Lem and Randy Reynolds.

The Fellow of FPSC distinction recognizes individuals who have helped advance FPSC’s vision of seeing Canadians improve their lives by engaging in financial planning. Nominees must fulfill at least two of the three following criteria: advancement of FPSC’s vision and mission through volunteering; advancement of CFP professional standards; and embodiment of CFP professional standards.

“Many individuals have generously stepped up to help FPSC work towards its vision. It is with the generosity of time, knowledge and experience of many others that we advance financial planning in Canada towards becoming a profession,” says Cary List, president and CEO, FPSC. “We encourage people to reflect on the efforts of their peers and colleagues, and consider nominating those who meet the criteria for either of these two honours.”

Nominations for both the DJJ Award and Fellow of FPSC will be accepted until April 20, 2012. For further details about the nomination criteria and guidelines for both recognition programs, click here. The DJJ Award winner and Fellow of FPSC recipients will be honoured at FPSC’s Celebration of the Profession reception during Financial Planning Week.

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