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Employee Assistance Programs and Financial Wellness

When thinking of an employee benefits program, what comes first to mind? Life insurance, extended health care, dental? However, one group benefit is becoming ever more popular, and important. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and other wellness programs often can be included in an employee benefits package with little to no cost and provide a wealth… Read more »

September is National Life Insurance Month

Like most things related to financial planning, life insurance can seem complicated and overwhelming at first. However, much like death and taxes, buying life insurance is a part of life and a crucial element of comprehensive financial planning. Here, we’ve broken it down for you. Always seek help from the professional that you trust at… Read more »

New way to get your Manulife Securities statements online

We have some additional information for you from Manulife regarding their new online access. You may have already received an email from them. Please contact any AFS team member if you have any questions or need help with the new process. Sign up before electronic delivery or your documents on Client Access ends. The online… Read more »

Investment Commentary – June 30, 2020

The stock markets in 2020 have resembled riding a wild roller coaster for investors. Despite a very weak economic outlook earlier in the year due to uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, major global stock markets have recovered most of their losses for the year. Investor sentiment seems to have improved due to several reasons:   Government… Read more »

Mental Health Week

May 4th-10th marks Mental Health Week’s annual push to raise mental health awareness Canada wide. With the Canadian workforce currently mobilized mostly from home, mental health professionals have been adapting quickly, but it is equally important as employers to prioritize employee mental health needs. Mental Health disorders cost the global economy hundreds of billions of… Read more »

Capital Markets Update -Philip Petursson, Manulife Investments

During these unique economic times, the importance of discussing not only challenges, but new opportunities arises. We wanted to share a presentation by Chief Investment Strategist Philip Petursson of Manulife Investments, who was able to share some time on April 13th in an exclusive session with Arbutus Financial. Please see the meeting summary below. Capital… Read more »

Online Support Options for the Young and Young at Heart

With the reality of COVID-19 causing the vast majority of us to stay home, and you have already watched everything on Netflix, you may find this list of resources helpful. Online Resources May we also remind you not to constantly be addicted to the “breaking news”. Turning off phones, PCs and unplugging is important for… Read more »

Covid-19 Support Programs for Individuals

March 20, 2020 If you are like most of us, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what the Government is offering and how it applies to you specifically. There is still much more information to come from the Government to assist with understanding how these programs will work and the timing of when financial… Read more »

Covid-19 Support Programs for Businesses

March 19, 2020 If you are like most of us, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what the Government is offering and how it applies to you and your business specifically. There is still much more information to come from the Government to assist with understanding how these programs will work and the timing… Read more »

Investment Update

An amazing time in our world with Covid-19 and volatile investment markets.  We want to share the following comments with you. How can you weather the turmoil? Investing during volatile times can challenge your discipline and commitment, but there are principles for your investment strategy that can help ease your mind and keep you focused… Read more »