Testimonials

What people are saying about
deGraaf Financial Strategies

Testimonials

What people are saying about deGraaf Financial Strategies

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Voted Best Financial Planner

 Since 2009, Leony has been voted one of Burlington’s

‘Best Financial Planners’

in the Burlington Post Reader’s Choice Awards!

. . . also voted ‘Best Insurance Broker’ &

‘Best Investment Company’

See the Burlington Post Announcement!

Here’s what our valued clients say . . . 

“Thank you very much for all the information you gave me today. Leony, you are absolutely wonderful to talk and work with. I thank you for all you have done for me and my family.” ~ John

John

“My mother is so happy she has you as her Financial Adviser…it gives her (and us!) such peace of mind knowing you are taking care of things for her.” ~ GR

GR

“Thanks again Léony – totally impressed and have spread the word . . . I am feeling much better about things.” ~ JG

JG

“My favorite and honest Financial Adviser – thanks again for everything you do for us and for being so efficient. I could not see trusting anyone else at all.” ~ SM

SM

“Thanks for taking the time to explain things to me, in a way that I can understand! Things look much clearer now, thanks to you!” ~ Chris

CA

“Thank you my dear for all of your help and for always being there. . . You have done wonderful things with my money!” ~ CLC

CLC
“My recommendation (to my parents) was to use Léony as their Advisor, not only because she was promoting excellent products, but also because I could see the compassion she brought to her role of advisor to senior people. Léony is very professional . . . I would certainly recommend her to any prospective clients.” ~ GG
GG

“Just a quick note of thanks for your assistance with my investment portfolio. You made a worrisome situation a little less so.” ~ Jim

Jim

“I appreciate your personal and professional approach . . . if I have others in my circle of friends that need a financial advisor I most certainly will recommend you.” ~ BJ

BJ

“Léony’s passion to empower women with financial information and tools for their well-being is evident. She educates in a way that is relatable, interesting, and pertinent.” ~ PP

PP

“Your spirit is amazing – saw you dancing with the (residents) and having a good time. Just wanted to let you know you made me smile today.” ~ Trish

Trish

“It is nice to know that there are people surrounding you that really care about you.” ~ GB

GB

“I had nothing but rave revues for being so brilliant to bring in such a great speaker . . . you will be a difficult act to follow.” ~ Ed, Chair of OPSEU Retirees

Ed, Chair, OPSEU Retirees

“Thanks a lot, I knew you would take care of me . . .I really appreciate you.” ~ LM

LM

“I just want to say how grateful we were when we opened our statements and saw that our investment is growing nicely.  I hold a lot of anger from our years spent with ***  at *** bank and that we made next to nothing when we should have been. So, thank you kindly for your knowledge, openness, and connection.” ~ A&J

A&J

“ Very impressive returns – P and I really appreciate your advice and help with these amazing results!” ~ JB

JB

“ Thank You kindly Leony and Laura, we are so happy she sent us your way :) “ ~ C & H

C&H

“ We are very comfortable and trusting in your advice.” ~ B & M

B&M

“ Thank you for your hard work making sure our investments are running smoothly” ~ AJ

AJ

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“Thank you very much for all the information you gave me today. Leony, you are absolutely wonderful to talk and work with. I thank you for all you have done for me and my family.” ~ John

John

“My mother is so happy she has you as her Financial Adviser…it gives her (and us!) such peace of mind knowing you are taking care of things for her.” ~ Gina

Gina

“Thanks again Léony – totally impressed and have spread the word . . . I am feeling much better about things.” ~ Jean

Jean

“My favorite and honest Financial Advisor – thanks again for everything you do for us and for being so efficient. I could not see trusting anyone else at all.” ~ Susan

Susan

“Thanks for taking the time to explain things to me, in a way that I can understand! Things look much clearer now, thanks to you!” ~ Chris

Chris

“Thank you my dear for all of your help and for always being there. . . You have done wonderful things with my money!” ~ Colleen

Colleen

“My recommendation (to my parents) was to use Léony as their Advisor, not only because she was promoting excellent products, but also because I could see the compassion she brought to her role of advisor to senior people. Léony is very professional . . . I would certainly recommend her to any prospective clients.” ~ Gillian

Gillian

“Just a quick note of thanks for your assistance with my investment portfolio. You made a worrisome situation a little less so.” ~ Jim

Jim

“I appreciate your personal and professional approach . . . if I have others in my circle of friends that need a financial advisor I most certainly will recommend you.” ~ Brenda

Brenda

“Léony’s passion to empower women with financial information and tools for their well-being is evident. She educates in a way that is relatable, interesting, and pertinent.” ~ Patti

Patti

“Your spirit is amazing – saw you dancing with the (residents) and having a good time. Just wanted to let you know you made me smile today.” ~ Trish

Trish

“It is nice to know that there are people surrounding you that really care about you.” ~ Georgina

Georgina

“I had nothing but rave revues for being so brilliant to bring in such a great speaker . . . you will be a difficult act to follow.” ~ Ed, Chair of OPSEU Retirees

Ed, Chair, OPSEU Retirees

“Thanks a lot, I knew you would take care of me . . .I really appreciate you.” ~ Lana

Lana

“I just want to say how grateful we were when we opened our statements and saw that our investment is growing nicely.  I hold a lot of anger from our years spent with ***  at *** bank and that we made next to nothing when we should have been. So, thank you kindly for your knowledge, openness, and connection.” ~ Anne

Anne

“ Very impressive returns – P and I really appreciate your advice and help with these amazing results!” ~ JB

JB

“ Thank You kindly Leony and Laura, we are so happy she sent us your way :) “ ~ C & H

C&H

“ We are very comfortable and trusting in your advice.” ~ B & M

B&M

“ Thank you for your hard work making sure our investments are running smoothly” ~ AJ

AJ
  • Licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority Ontario (FSRA) License #99057917
  • Member of Advocis 20+ years – Canadian Association of Financial Advisors
  • Member of FPSC as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Professional 2014
  • Certified Executor’s Advisor (CEA) 2020
  • Elder Planning Counselor (2004)
  • Past President of the Burlington NewComers Club 2010 – 2013
  • Past Chair for Burlington’s S.A.L.T. Council 2007-2013 (Seniors And Law-enforcement Together)
  • Joseph Brant Hospital Gift Planning Advisory Council member
  • Léony & Jackson retired from the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program
  • 2012+ CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Halton – Keynote Speaker
  • 2015 Canadian Elder Planning Conference Speaker – Niagara Falls
  • 2017 Canada Sales Congress – Main Platform Speaker, Beanfield Centre, Toronto
  • 2011 – Present – Chair – Gryphin Tumblers – Women Advisor Group
  • 2023/24 – Advocis GHAM Board Member
  • Lifelong Burlington resident & community member
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