About Us

“The Canada Retirement Information Centre is a Financial Services Corporation with a pledge to excellence. We provide clients with customized retirement solutions that will succeed even during the most challenging of times by offering financial concepts and products that provide security, flexibility and good value.” This was Fred Bowie’s mission when he first started in business on May 15, 1980 and it has been the guiding principle of Canada Retirement Information Centre for over thirty years. Since that time, the Canada Retirement Information Centre has helped thousands of people get the most out of their retirement. Convinced that managing retirement savings should be more than a 10 minute talk over a bank counter, Fred set out to build a company of top flight Retirement Income Option Specialists dedicated to providing sound retirement income, tax and estate planning advice to people who are retired or about to be. When most financial institutions and sales people just wanted to “sell you a product,” Canada Retirement embraced the principle of their exclusive “Power of Three.” All of the staff are committed to providing clients with the BEST ADVICE, a clear explanation of INVESTMENT TOOLS, and ongoing EXCELLENT SERVICE.
In 1992, sharing the same vision as Fred, Franco Frangione joined Canada Retirement as partner and President. Both Fred and Franco have appeared frequently on television and radio including, CFRA’s “Experts on Call” and “It’s Your Money,” CHRO TV’s “Focus on Retirement,” Lite 101’s “Wednesday Night Profile,” and “Winning Retirement Strategies” on OLDIES 1310. Their expertise in retirement income, tax and estate planning for Canadians has been mentioned widely in the media. They have also been featured on CTV’s National News. Fred and Franco, along with all of the members of the Canada Retirement team, bring a warm and friendly spirit to their company and the many people they serve. Their informal, down-to-earth and common sense approach has earned them the reputation as top Retirement Income Option Specialists. Fred and Franco strongly believe in giving back to the community that has been so good to them. Over the years, they have supported numerous worthwhile charitable organizations, such as: the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa-Carleton, Youville Centre, Alzheimer Society, Big Sisters and Big Brothers of Ottawa, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ottawa Little Theatre and many more. The Canada Retirement Information Centre is licensed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Ontario, and Advocis – the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

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