Focus: Tax and Wealth Management
President, Knowledge Bureau
Evelyn is Canada’s most respected educator in tax and financial literacy and one of Canada’s most prolific financial authors. She has penned 52 best-selling books on tax preparation and tax efficient family wealth management. She was recently named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada for the second time.
Evelyn is also the Founder and President of Knowledge Bureau, Canada’s leading national post-secondary educational institute for continuing professional development in the tax and financial services.
Knowledge Bureau is the publisher of certificate courses leading to the prestigious MFA™ (Master Financial Advisor) designation, which provides core specialization opportunities in tax, retirement, business succession and estate planning for multi-disciplinary practices.
Evelyn has been influential in advising governments on tax and financial literacy policies. She was appointed by former Finance Minister Flaherty to the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy, and by the Premier of Manitoba to the Lower Tax Commission, to advise on the direction of the provincial tax regime. Recently she has co-founded the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum in partnership with the Manitoba Securities Commission, dedicated to increase financial literacy in that province.
She is also a well-known national commentator, keynote speaker and budget analyst who has written thousands of articles, most recently in MoneySense Magazine, the Toronto Star and for the Toronto Stock Exchange. She appears regularly on CBC Newsworld, CTV News, BNN and regional television and radio outlets. She tweets @evelynjacks and blogs at evelynjacks.com.
Evelyn has been a role model for women in business. She was awarded the prestigious Rotman School of Business Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She has also been recognized internationally with a Business Leadership Award by the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and named an Inspiring Woman by the Winnipeg Free Press. She has twice been recognized as Manitoba’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. She has also received the YM-YWCA "Business Woman of the Year" award.
Evelyn is the immediate past President of the Manitoba Club, the province’s oldest private business club.