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Finances and Dementia Webinar – Advice for the Journey by IG Wealth Management and the Alzheimer Society

April 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Today, there are more than 600,000 people living with dementia in Canada. By 2030, we can expect this number to be close to 1 million.  Apart from the emotional and mental health impact, costs for people with dementia are 5.5 times greater than for individuals who have not been diagnosed with the condition.

The seniors, parents and grandparents of our communities often face unique financial challenges that come with age. For those facing the journey with dementia, the need for advice has never been greater.

Join Christine Van Cauwenberghe, Head of Financial Planning, IG Wealth Management, and Dr. Sarah Main, Research Scientist, Alzheimer Society of Canada for this interactive webinar.

Together they will provide:

  • Tips and tools for wealth planning for aging individuals
  • Advice for caregivers and people living with dementia
  • Tax considerations and resources available for Canadians

IG Wealth Management is a proud partner of the Alzheimer Society and as part of the IG Empower Your Tomorrow community program, we are committed to increasing the financial confidence of all Canadians.

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Vas Pachapurkar
VP, Private Wealth Management
IG Wealth Management

With over 30 years of business development, critical thinking and wealth management experience, Vas brings an innate ability to communicate and connect ideas, tactics, strategies and philosophies through his experience as a Consultant, Field Director, MFDA Panelist and member of the National Distribution Leadership team. Vas is a proud graduate of Wilfred Laurier University and holds his RRC and CFP designations. Prior to IG Wealth Management, Vas worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Dresdner Bank AG.

Within his community, Vas has worked with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Herb Carnegie Foundation and Tour for Kids in partnership with Coast to Coast Against Cancer. Vas is also a driving force behind the IG Wealth Management Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Vas and his family reside in Toronto, Ontario.

Christine Van Cauwenberghe
Head of Financial Planning
IG Wealth Management

Christine is the Head of the Financial Planning Division of IG Wealth Management. Christine obtained both her Commerce and Law degree from the University of Manitoba prior to being called to the Bar in both Manitoba (1995) and Ontario (2004). Christine spent several years practicing tax law with a large law firm in Winnipeg prior to joining IG Wealth Management in 2001.

Christine is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, has her Certified Financial Planner designation, is a Registered Retirement Consultant and is a Trust & Estate Practitioner, as certified by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”). She has previously served on the board of STEP Canada and is a recipient of a STEP Founder’s Award.

Christine is also the author of Wealth Planning Strategies for Canadians, which is published annually by Thomson Carswell and is currently in its 15th edition. She has published several industry papers, including with the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Association of Life Underwriters, the Law Society of Manitoba and the Estates, Trusts and Pension Journal. Christine has given lectures to numerous professional groups and is a regular media spokesperson for IG Wealth Management. Christine lives in Winnipeg with her husband and son.

Dr. Sarah Main
Research Scientist
Alzheimer Society of Canada

Dr. Sarah Main is a Research Scientist for the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), a leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life and well-being of persons living with dementia and care partners.

Sarah has been on this career path for over 10 years, motivated by her family’s own personal experiences with dementia. Throughout this time, Sarah has led many dementia-focused initiatives and works with a range of collaborators, including persons living with dementia, care partners and health care professionals to see these projects through. Sarah has been involved in creating regional dementia strategies, improving community-based supports, creating educational materials for health care professionals, and developing evaluation frameworks to support quality improvement efforts for numerous healthcare organizations, among other efforts. Sarah is committed to working alongside dementia advocates to illuminate and transform healthcare system inequities.

Sarah currently oversees the National Dementia Guidelines Program, which is a new strategic initiative launched by ASC to create standardized best practices that will improve experiences across the continuum of care for all impacted groups, including persons living with dementia, care partners, and health care professionals.