Echelon Wealth Partners adds new branch in Saskatoon SK, increases its Western Canada presence

Toronto, January 05, 2017 –Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (Echelon) announces the opening of a new branch office in Saskatoon SK and the addition of a new Investment Advisor team led by Gerard Gardiner, effective immediately.

The Saskatoon office joins Echelon’s branch network which currently covers Montreal QC, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Oakville ON, London ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC and Victoria BC.

Mr. Gardiner has 26 years of experience in both the insurance and investment businesses and is a well-known member of the Saskatoon business community.  He has held numerous positions as chair and officer with local charitable organizations, investment companies, commercial real estate companies and community associations.  Mr. Gardiner’s Echelon location will remain the same premises he has had for the past 10 years.

“We were looking for an environment for our business that supports entrepreneurialism and independence -- and that’s what Echelon clearly offers,” said Mr. Gardiner. “Echelon is innovative, nimble and is interested in empowering people across the organization. It is a breath of fresh air.”

“We are very pleased to be serving clients in Saskatchewan from our new office in Saskatoon. Gerard and his team are known for providing knowledgeable, client-focused advice and we are thrilled they’ve chosen to join Echelon Wealth Partners,” said David Cusson, Chief Executive Officer of Echelon.