Our financial centre
You're never too far away from the expert and courteous attention of our financial services advisors. We have offices in Cochrane, Mississauga, Scarborough, Nipigon, Oshawa, Thunder Bay and Whitby. Collectively, we refer to them as being part of the Ontario Central Region.
Our offices are comprised of people from all walks of life; experienced financial services advisors who've been working with clients their entire careers, and recent university graduates. As well, the ethnicity of our financial services advisors also reflects the rich cultural tapestry of our country. We have advisors from Europe, the Caribbean, China, India, Singapore – even a few from Canada!
By growing our centres with people from all walks of life we can better understand and better serve people from all walks of life.
What can you expect?
A financial services advisor is a person who is on your side. From our professionals, you can expect:
- Comprehensive product knowledge in an industry that seems to be producing a never-ending stream of insurance plans and investments
- A dedication to continuing education because we desire to be with you as your children grow and your life evolves, which will bring new needs and opportunities
- A good listener. In a world full of noise and distractions, listening attentively to understand your financial needs but also the emotions driving those needs
- Trust, privacy and transparency; these are cornerstones of our business and you should expect no less
In short, a financial services advisor from Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network is a person dedicated to your financial well being.
We will take on new financial services advisors who are dedicated to offering professional financial security planning strategies to prudently protect and grow our clients' wealth.
We will grow with the addition of new financial centres in communities we feel can best benefit from our expertise.
History of our financial centres
We have many local offices, with our first dating back many years. Do you remember Eaton's, the catalogue and department store? Our story begins there.
The Toronto office originally opened in 1904; however the financial services were only available to Eaton’s employees. In 1971, located in the iconic Eaton Centre on Yonge Street, the Toronto office became one of the first financial centres in the network to open to the general public. The Toronto branch then moved and was uniquely located on the ground floor of the Desjardins Insurance1 head office on St. Clair Avenue West. At the end of December 2010 we moved to our Scarborough location.
Two Toronto offices merged with another one of our offices in January 2011 to form this busy office located in Scarborough.
The Mississauga office is comprised of two of our offices that joined together in January 2011 in a new location in Mississauga. The office is located in a busy commercial section of the city and has our big bright pixel board sign!
The Thunder Bay office joined the Ontario Central Region in 2006 expanding our accessibility to even more clients across the northern part of the Province of Ontario.