TORONTO, August 2019 – Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (Echelon) is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Financial Services and Insurance, in Canada. The Best Workplaces™ lists are based on feedback from more than 300,000 employees across all industries in Canada.

David Cusson, CEO, considers this to be an exciting time for Echelon. “Our focus for 2019 has been the cultivation of a trust culture both for our clients as well as our organization. Our certification as a Best Place to Work® reinforces why fostering and nurturing trust is critical to our success” says Cusson.

Data and eligibility for placement on this list requires organizations to be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the Financial Services and Insurance sector. Great Place to Work® then ranks organizations in that pool based on employee responses to their Trust Index survey. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error. This list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®.

Echelon has been Great Place to Work® certified since 2016, and is proud of the internal work culture improvements that the process has been able to provide. The core metrics in the Best Workplaces™ list include trust, empowerment, and an organization’s ability to listen to their employees. The Best Workplaces™ in the survey have an 87% trust score compared with only 68% for other organizations, 90% versus 74% for empowerment, and 81% of employees from a Best Workplace™ feel they get a straight answer from management on their concerns and questions as opposed to only 60% in other organizations.

Trust in the workplace is tantamount to our corporate growth as Echelon believes being a trust-driven organization ensures trusting relationships with clients as well, which is proven to drive success. This success would not be possible without the continued support and openness that Echelon employees have shown in the process.

About Echelon Wealth Partners

Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. is a Canadian independent wealth management and capital markets firm known for its client-centred approach and innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. The company has approximately 60 Advisor and Portfolio Manager Teams with approximately $6 billion in assets under administration and management. Echelon offers a wide range of financial services for individuals, households, institutions and corporate clients from its offices in Toronto, Oakville, Ottawa, London, Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Echelon Wealth Partners is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). www.echelonpartners.com.