Francis Forum


The Francis Forum Provides Perspective

The Francis Forum is a quarterly newsletter written to help provide you with important analysis and perspective on the financial markets. Each quarter we take time to provide you with advice, links to important resources, and in-depth analysis on topics that can affect you and your family’s economic well being. Topics can include changes to Canadian tax law, the Canadian budget, retirement planning strategies and many other interesting topics. We also pass on information on upcoming seminars, community events, and some other interesting articles related to achieving a good work life balance.

How To Spend Responsibly This Summer

July 3, 2022

Summer is finally here and with it we have the opportunity to spend time outdoors to enjoy activities with your friends and loved ones!

I Thought Bonds Were Safe and Stable?

July 3, 2022

A common misconception amongst investors is that investments in bonds cannot decline.

Be Prepared: Our Approach to the Future of Your Business and Estate

July 3, 2022

Family businesses are the backbone of our economy, and their future success is critical. Over the years, many successful family business owners have told us that they have not completed a proper succession and estate plan. 

The Admin Corner: The Client Request Process – EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) & Wire Requests

July 3, 2022

Our primary goal is to ensure Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) and Wire orders are initiated, executed, and approved in a secure manner while meeting the needs of our clients.


We are thrilled to receive the 2023 Faces Magazine Award for Wealth Management Firm of The Year!

March 20, 2023

Capital Wealth Partners Wins Wealth Managemtn Firm of the Year for 2023!

2020 Global Market Outlook

March 30, 2020

Q2 Update: Cycle, further interrupted The COVID-19 virus has stalled the mini-cycle rebound and made a global recession likely. The duration of the virus pandemic is unpredictable, but policy stimulus, pent-up demand and a lack of major imbalances argue for a solid upswing when the virus threat clears. Continue Reading

Keeping Your Kids Busy at Home – Awesome Links/Ideas and Navigating Volatility during the Covid-19 Crisis

March 27, 2020

Our colleague Allison and friends at Invesco have put together a list of websites that can be a great way to keep our kids connected to the outside world and feel busy, and give us the time we need to connect with others during this period of market volatility.

Why You Should Plan Ahead For Holiday Spending

November 17, 2018

In about five seconds, all of the Halloween costumes and decor will be whisked off to the clearance aisle and stores will become one big explosion of red and green. Wasn’t it just summer? The holidays sneak up on us faster than the sudden emergence of pumpkin spice in September so it’s important to start…


Each month, clients are welcome to join us for a variety of compelling Seminars that can help you gain a better understanding of the multiple facets of the financial world as well as in other non-financial topics. We bring in established accredited professionals in a professional and impartial environment and allow you the ability to ask questions. Topics range from tax planning and retirement planning, to travel options and seasonal gardening. The topics and speakers are selected based on where your interests lie, and we are always open to suggestions.

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    Tax Planning

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    Insurance Planning

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    Pension Planning

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    Other Seminars

Social Events

We feel it is important that we provide opportunities for you to interact with the team throughout the year, and enjoy some time together with friends and family. As such we organize several activities throughout the year. To see the events which we typically organize, see the list to the right.

Typically we organize events throughout the year, at least one per quarter:

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    Family Movie Events

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    Annual Euchrefest

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    Let’s Take a Swing at Cancer

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    Children’s Christmas Event


After missing our first year in 14 due to the challenges of Covid-19, we are back! Duane and his team cordially invite you to enjoy an informal virtual evening of Euchre in a tournament format.

For all of you Euchre enthusiasts, this will be a fun night of cards with a chance to win fabulous prizes!!

All are welcome, whether you know the game or not, but if you are a beginner, brush up, because the competition is fierce.

Please contact Natalie Nunn at 728-0101 ext. 228 or via e-mail or by online form below on or before Friday, May 14th, 2021.

Eurchere Night

“Let’s take a Swing at Cancer” Golf Tournament

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We are excited to once again bring you the “Let’s take a Swing at Cancer” Golf Tournament in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

This year the tournament will take place at the Greyhawk Golf Club on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 with check-in and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Visit the website to register.

About The Tournament

In 2004, the Herman Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament was founded in memory of Ed’s father Herman Hansen, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001 and then sadly passed away in August 2003. It is our goal to raise money and awareness in support of the ongoing work of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
After 18 years the tournament and “Drive” events have raised just over $360,000 and we are back again this year to raise even more!
This year’s tournament is brought to you by Gifford Carr Insurance Group, Ed Hansen of Hansen Lawn and Gardens Inc., Steven Lacroix of A. Lacroix Heavy Equipment Rentals, Jim Hill of Travel with Jim and Steve, Duane Francis of Mandeville Private Client Inc. and Eric Gill of Pro Printers.

About The Cancer Foundation

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario by working to fill the gaps in services for cancer patients and their families. The Cancer Foundation partners with local organizations and hospitals to ensure residents have the best care close to home, shorter wait times for diagnosis and treatment, access to research and the latest new therapies and overall improved quality of life. For more information on the ORCF please visit: