Founder and President, Knowledge Bureau
Evelyn Jacks is Canada’s most respected educator in tax and financial literacy, a best-selling financial author, a trail-blazing business woman and an influential business leader, having twice been named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence.
She is the Founder and President of Knowledge Bureau™ - a world class financial education institute and publisher which provides continuing professional development to tax, bookkeeping and financial advisory firms. Knowledge Bureau™ is the educational home to tens of thousands of graduates in the tax, accounting & financial services who have earned new credentials as specialists, based on the principals of Real Wealth Management™. This is a multi-stakeholder approach to family wealth management.
One of Canada’s most prolific financial authors, Evelyn has written 55 books, many of them best-sellers. Her most recent are, Make Sure It’s Deductible, an empowering look at the complicated relationship that small business owners have with their tax department, and Essential Tax Facts, How to Make the Right Tax Moves and Be Audit-Proof, Too.
Evelyn is a sought-after tax and financial commentator who appears regularly in MoneySense Magazine, and on national and regional networks including BNN, CBC, and Global to interpret breaking financial news. She has served as an advisor to government, having been appointed to the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy. She co-founded the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum in partnership with the Manitoba Securities Commission and provided advice on the direction of Manitoba’s tax regime.
Evelyn has received numerous awards for her achievements in business, having received the prestigious Rotman School of Business, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She has been recognized internationally with a Business Leadership Award by the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She has twice been recognized as Manitoba’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. She is also the recipient of the YM-YWCA "Business Woman of the Year" award.
Evelyn was recently named the recipient of the Intuit Inspire Award for thought leadership in the Canadian accounting and bookkeeping world, which honors trailblazers for their lifetime achievements. She is a past president of The Manitoba Club, western Canada’s oldest private business club.