Our Team


Bringing over 20 years of experience to providing you with sound, reliable financial advice to help you achieve financial independence and peace of mind.



Mary-Ellen WiebeCPA, CA, CFP®, RRC

Financial Advisor/Certified Financial Planner®

With 20 years in this business, and several years before this practicing as a Chartered Accountant/Certified Professional Accountant before that, Mary-Ellen has the breadth and depth of experience to help clients ‘chart their course’ with regard to all matters of financial p...
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Julia EaseyCHS

Financial Advisor & Insurance Services

Julia has 17+ years of experience in financial services and has been working as Mary-Ellen Wiebe's executive assistant since 2005. She has a reputation for her friendly professional manner, keen attention to detail, and skills in helping to coordinate the implementation of c...
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Ken Vanderlaan

Dundas Branch Manager/Financial Advisor

Ken has worked for more than 25 years full time, in the investment industry. Prior to joining Investment Planning Counsel, Ken was an investment advisor with Fortress Equity from 1994 and, subsequently, Branch Manager of the Dundas branch. He continues to manage the Dundas b...
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Kevin Vanderlaan

Financial Advisor

Prior to his arrival at IPC, Kevin spent 12 years in China, working to establish a number of multi-national start-ups in the port city of Tianjin. During this time, he did Master’s work in South Africa, returning to North America in 2008. He enjoys working with clients on de...
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Mike Vince

Financial Advisor

Michael has been a licensed advisor since 1995 when he started with Sutherland Investments in Calgary Alberta. A specialist in group retirement and pension plans, Michael joined the IPC Dundas Team in 2003. For over twenty years Michael has enjoyed helping individuals and co...
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Chris Zacharia

Financial Advisor/Certified Financial Planner®

Chris worked at one of the chartered banks while earning his Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University. After graduating in 1996, his passion for finance led him to pursue additional studies. In 2001, he earned his certificate in Financial Planning through the Canadi...
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David Vanderlaan

Dundas Branch Manager

David received his Branch Manager designation in 2011 from the IFSE. His daily activities focus on MFDA compliance, branch operations, privacy protection and trade supervision. When not at the office, David can be found riding his bicycle or having an adventure with his wife...
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Our Consultants

Greg Pietras

Investment Advisor, IPC Securities Corporation

Rahim Dhalla, CIM

Director, Portfolio Management, Counsel Portfolio Services

Rana Chauhan

Chief Investment Strategist, Counsel Portfolio Services

Corrado Tiralongo

Chief Investment Officer, Counsel Portfolio Services

Supporting the communities within which we work


At IPC, we built IPC Cares to bring together the various efforts we make towards enhancing the communities within which we operate. By adopting causes that are close to our hearts, we keep ourselves committed and accountable.

Last year alone, as a company, we supported the aid efforts on the Fort McMurray fires, palliative care through The Healing Cycle Foundation and women and children through The Salvation Army.

Perhaps the most significant effort we undertake, and one that we believe is representative of the kind of work that inspires and keeps us committed to our CSR efforts, is the community development project in Honduras with The Carpenteros & Friends. Last year’s project involved a group of IPC staff and Advisors volunteering their time and energy on the ground. Very little is as inspiring and rewarding as living the lives of the people you’re helping, and every one of the people who took the journey came back a changed person, even more determined to stay committed to making a difference in the world!

We also made countless small but significant contributions of our time and resources within our communities through many grassroots charities we believe in, and the ripple effect of their efforts are always rewarding.

Riverside 83 - Our team are supporters of Riversyde 83, a local project under development in downtown Simcoe that will be a gathering place where food, friends, wellness, and local converge.