Happy New Year!

Happy New Year AFDS CFDS

January 1, 2023

Happy New Year from the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists.  We’ll have two anniversaries this year!

It’s been two years since the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA) in the US came to us requesting the transfer of their Canadian members so they could leave the Canadian market and CFDS became the sole Canadian designation being conferred on accredited financial professionals. 

A single separate designation for each country addressed confusion at the time and made recognition and identification of qualifications simpler for the public, professionals, and the legal community. There remain a small number of non-accredited people who continue to use the CDFA as the US has allowed this but there are no new Canadians receiving education or the US designation.

For those still receiving IDFA communication, please note it was at their request to leave the Canadian market and only support their US members, and the recognized Canadian designation is Chartered Financial Divorce Specialists (CFDS).

2023 will be a milestone year for us (in October the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists also celebrates its 20th anniversary), and we are working hard on building awareness about your expertise and ability to help clients achieve best possible outcomes.