About Chris

Chris is the co-founder and Chairman of the ECC Group, one of Canada’s first broad-based financial planning firms. The author of five books and several hundred articles on personal finance, his most recent book “Creating Opportunities:  A Volunteer’s Memoir” focuses on the rewards of volunteering. Chris designed and implemented the RFP (Registered Financial Planner) program in Canada.

Chris is an active member of the Rotary Club of Toronto and has sat on a number of not-for-profit boards. Chris currently is Past Chair of the Canadian Landmine Foundation and founding and current Chair of HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples). He also is on the board of CUSO and the Trudeau Centre of Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk Centre (University of Toronto). Chris also organizes and runs hands-on school building trips to the developing world.

Chris is the recipient of many volunteer and community service awards, among them the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, both the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Awards, the Rotary Service-Above-Self Award and the Governor General’s Sovereign Award for Volunteering.

He is married to Pat. They have three children and four grandchildren.