For over 20 years as a financial advisor, Francine has helped hundreds of families in the GTA. She was born in Toronto where she still lives in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. As a sole support mother of three children, Francine understands the challenges we can face and our need to be prepared for life’s unexpected events. She also knows how important it is to lead a balanced life. In that spirit, she leads hikes throughout southern Ontario for Mosaic Outdoor Club, and is a member of the playwriting group at the Alumnae Theatre. She has had several readings of her plays and Wedding Night in Canada was a hit at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2010. She is the author of the upcoming book, Enjoy Your Latte, a Financial Advisor’s Guide to Money and Life.
Francine is a tireless volunteer and was the recipient of the Canada 125 Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her community service.
As the winner of Alterna Savings and Credit Union's first Community Social Responsibility (CSR) Idol award, she had the opportunity of traveling to the Philippines with the Canadian Co-operative Association and observe firsthand the benefits of people working together for their mutual benefit. As a member of the Centre for Social Innovation, this is her outlook on life and in work.