Janet Gray

Before joining Money Coaches Canada in 2014, Janet worked as a full-service Certified Financial Planner® for 13 years.Her specialized knowledge in both business and retirement issues has made her a go-to-expert for media outlets such as CBC, CTV, Global, The Globe and Mail, and MoneySense.ca and The Canadian Money Saver magazine. In 2009, she was the founding Chair of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). Her work brought her in front of Senate and Commons committees and into conversations with many sector and community leaders. She is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), an Elder Planning Counsellor (EPC) and a sought after speaker on financial planning and challenges in retirement. Janet is equally passionate about serving the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in her community and has been a member of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce (now Ottawa Board of Trade) since 2001, winning the distinction of Financial Services Person of the Year twice. She has participated in many business development events, including “Dragon’s Den” style pitch opportunities for entrepreneurs to receive input on their concepts and business plans and she regularly acts as a mentor to new entrepreneurs. As an advocate of financial literacy, Janet has participated several times as a volunteer with Junior Achievement and speaks often to audiences on the topic of improving the financial knowledge base of all Canadians.