Experience

A Principal in the firm, Janice leads Eckler’s financial wellness consulting group. She’s an expert in all key areas affecting capital accumulation plans and promoting financial wellness. Janice is fueled by her passion for helping companies design effective plans and providing the support members need to reach their financial goals.

Janice works with some of the largest Canadian organizations. Since joining Eckler in 2004, she established and grew the DC practice into one of the leading consultancies in the country. Janice helps plan sponsors design programs that achieve the best possible retirement outcomes by:

  • guiding clients in establishing governance structures,
  • creating and refining plan design,
  • selecting and monitoring record keepers, and
  • developing and adjusting investment offerings over time.

Her extensive knowledge and experience working with member-directed plans is reflected in the innovative suite of tools and approaches Janice developed to help support employees as they build their financial confidence and security.

Janice is committed to the CAP industry and passionate about finding effective ways to engage and drive human behaviour. She regularly contributes to industry publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital accumulation plans (CAPs)
  • Defined contribution plan administration
  • Defined contribution plan design
  • Defined contribution plan governance
  • Financial planning
  • Financial wellness
  • Investments
  • Member communications
  • Member engagement
  • Retirement readiness

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Finance, minor Economics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Professional Activities
  • Served as a member of the CPBI Ontario Regional Council

Thought Leadership

Janice contributes her insights to a variety of publications and conferences. She is also quoted in the media. Here’s just a sampling:

ACPM Roundtable Broadcast: Achieving Financial Wellness – Panelist
Association of Canadian Pension Management – November 2021

How employers can support employees’ financial literacy, wellness amid DIY-investing craze
Benefits Canada – March 2021

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space
Benefits Canada – December 2020

DC Plans in the Time of COVID-19
ACPM Roundtable Broadcast Event – October 2020

How to ease pension plan member anxiety if they can’t access their funds
Canadian Investment Review – April 2020

Lessons for Canada from the U.K.’s cap on DC investment fees
Benefits Canada – March 2020

Managing a capital accumulation plan through COVID-19
Canadian Investment Review & Benefits Canada – March 2020

Retirement readiness – how should employers help?
Your Workplace, March – April 2020

Making a commitment to improve employee financial wellness
ACPM – The Observer – October 2019

New pension paradigm needed to better serve employees: Report
Canadian HR Reporter – July 2019

2019 CAP Member Survey: Helping each generation on their retirement journey
Benefits Canada – May 2019

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