wpawards judge Cary List

Cary List, FCPA, FCA, CFP

President and CEO, FP Canada


Cary List has led FP Canada since 2006, where he has worked tirelessly to see CFP® certification recognized as the standard of excellence for financial planning, and to see financial planning recognized as a distinct profession, for the benefit of society.


Prior to joining FP Canada in 2002, Cary established the Centre for Financial Services (now the Centre for Business) at George Brown College as its inaugural Director, and in 2016 was bestowed with an Honorary Bachelor of Commerce for his contribution to the community and to the College.


Cary's volunteer work for the public good includes two years as a volunteer member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Investor Advisory Panel (2012 and 2013) and a two-year term on the federal government's first National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy.


Cary has also spent many years providing volunteer leadership to the North American credentialing industry, serving six years on the Board of the Washington-based Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), including as President of ICE’s Board in 2012.


Cary has received numerous awards and commendations over the years, including being named a CPA Ontario Fellow in 2019, an FP Canada Fellow in 2011, receiving the Leadership Award from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence in 2018 and being bestowed with an Honorary Bachelor of Commerce for from George Brown College for his contribution to the community and to the College. Cary has also been a valued member of the global financial planning community for almost 20 years, and through his leadership has positioned Canada as a world leader in standards of excellence in financial planning.


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