The Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board Director!

Welcome to our new New Board Director:

Tim Cestnick

We are pleased to announce that Tim Cestnick has joined The Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce of Board of Directors!

Tim is a welcome addition to our roster of accomplished professionals who help to guide the CSCC’s growth and activities. We look forward to sharing some of his insights on the Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce website in the coming weeks. Please see Tim’s impressive biography below

Tim Cestnick, FCA, FCPA, CPA(IL), CFP, TEP

Co-Founder & CEO, Author and Columnist

Tim Cestnick enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected experts and public speakers in the area of tax and personal finance. Widely recognized for his in-depth knowledge, dynamic speaking style, common sense approach and extensive national media exposure, Tim successfully combines business experience and professional credentials to advise some of the most successful families in the country.

Tim recently explored his Slovenian heritage, including a visit with his wife, children, and father to extended family in Slovenia.  His grandfather was born and raised in Slovenia and came to Canada in 1929. He and Tim’s grandmother, who have both now passed away, returned to Slovenia on numerous occasions to live there several years at a time.

Tim says” It was when I first took my children to Slovenia in 2012, and took my father with us, that we came to really understand my grandfather much better. It was an emotional experience for our family, and the connection to Slovenia and our family there has continued since that time.”

Tim is Co-Founder & CEO of Our Family Office Inc., one of Canada’s leading wealth advisory firms to affluent families.  In 2021, Our Family Office Inc. was named the best new Multi- Family Office in North America by the international Family Wealth Awards.

Tim consults and speaks in all areas of personal finance. He has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s In-Depth Tax Course, the Canadian Securities Course, and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Tim has shared his knowledge as a member of the teaching faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Several years ago, Tim was inducted as a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants – a rare honour – for bringing distinction to his profession. In addition to his CA designation, he is a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

Tim’s national speaking profile is confirmed by his position as a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, Canada’s national newspaper. As a prolific author, Tim has written the Canadian best-sellers, 101 Tax Secrets for Canadians, Winning The Tax Game, Winning The Estate Planning Game, and The Tax Freedom Zone. He has also authored Winning The Education Savings Game, co-authored Death and Taxes and Your Family’s Money, among other titles, and is past editor of Tax Tips for Canadians for Dummies.

In addition to print media, Tim is a regular contributor and on-air personality on radio and television. He appears regularly on CTV, CBC Newsworld, BNN, and the best-known money programs in the country.

Tim and his wife Carolyn have three children and two dogs. All are hockey fanatics – especially the dogs.


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