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Thought Leadership from an Olympian: Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Posted: August 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, gender equality, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, Liberal government, Morneau, immigration, Federal Budget 2018, diversity, holistic wealth management, inclusion, female entrepreneurs, DAC speakers, DAC 2018, Caroline Ouellette

Addressing workplace diversity and inclusion is a core approach for achieving the higher standards of care demanded of today’s tax consultants and financial advisors. But what does it take to rise above our “Canadian Privilege” to achieve better results for a changing demographic landscape in your advisory practice?

Childcare Trends: Statistics Influencing Universal Funding Proposals

Posted: April 24, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, finance minister, financial education, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, Federal Budget 2018, Universal childcare, childcare statistics, childcare funding

The federal government has pledged to put $7 Billion in funding into childcare support, and some provinces intend to add more. Do you think this is a good idea? Statistics Canada released data in October 2014 focusing on who uses childcare in Canada, which may impact your opinion. Weigh in and share your thoughts before this month’s poll closes.

Poll Results: Budget 2018 Misses the Mark

Posted: April 03, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Writing Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, financial advisors, income splitting, tax advisors, financial education, small business tax, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, online courses, financial workshops, passive investment income, budget 2018, online campus

According to Knowledge Bureau’s March poll results, financial professionals agree that Budget 2018 misses the mark. Why do tax and financial advisors believe that simplicity and fairness, in particular, were not addressed, and what impact does this have on the services you provide?

Dr. Michael Graham: On Budget 2018 and Cross Border Taxation

Posted: March 27, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Distinguished Mastery , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, federal budget, tax courses, Canadian economy, tax education, financial education, Dr. Michael Graham, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, financial workshops, online education, cross-border taxation, US tax, budget 2018, online campus, US President, Trump, trade, tariff, NAFTA, Michael Graham Investment services

What did Budget 2018 cover that tax and financial advisors need to know now? What did it fail to address? Dr. Michael Graham weighs in on what we might anticipate in cross-border trade, U.S. tax reforms, the implications of Budget 2018 on small businesses in Canada.

Women, Minorities and Canada’s Economic Diversity

Posted: March 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, gender gap, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, federal budget, tax courses, ce credits, Canadian economy, tax education, financial education, Liberal government, Morneau, online education, budget 2018, online campus, diversity in Canada, women in the workplace, immigration in Canada, employment for immigrants, Status of Women Canada, Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The 2018 federal budget placed significant importance on encouraging diversity in the Canadian workforce – including funding to support women, visible and religious minorities and immigrants, and this deserves kudos, as new opportunities abound. Here are some of the details:

A Sigh of Relief Regarding Passive Investment Income: But No Grandfathering

Posted: March 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, small business finance, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, corporate tax, tax courses, finance minister, income splitting, tax education, tax reform, CE summits, Liberal government, Morneau, unfair tax changes, family businesses, tax workshops, financial workshops, online education, private corporation tax, passive investment income, budget 2018, small business deduction, grandfathering tax provisions, aggregate investment income, frostiak and leslie

Two new measures were introduced in the February 27, 2018 budget that curtail the advantages of investing inside a private corporation, starting in 2019. All was met with a collective sigh of relief, considering the flawed fall proposals. However, there is still a twist - no grandfathering provisions for private corporations under two new proposals: