Enhancing the professionalism of financial advisors in the best interests of the consumer
FORUM Editorial Advisory Board
Chair Nicholas Landry, CHS, RHIS


Izumi Miki-McGruer, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.
Leony deGraaf Hastings, CFP, EPC
Michael Berton, CFP, RFP, CLU, CHS
Robert McEachern, CFP, CLU



The purpose and operations of the TFAAC FORUM Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) are subject to the TFAAC Board policy “Statement of Committee Governance”.  The EAB shall:

  • Maintain confidentiality, as outlined in the TFAAC Board Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Review the proposed annual editorial calendar as prepared by the Publisher and Editor of FORUM magazine;
  • Meet with the Publisher and Editor to provide feedback on the last three published issues and provide input on the proposed content (feature articles) for the ensuing three issues;
  • Recommend appropriate initiatives to communicate with, and to receive feedback and content suggestion from Association Members;
  • Report regularly to the TFAAC Board of Directors through operational updates submitted by the COO.  


  • To carry out its mandate in the interests of the TFAAC Board of Directors.
  • To review, annually, the Terms of Reference and report back to the TFAAC Board


  • The EAB will be composed of at least four Association Members in good standing
  • Appointment shall be by the TFAAC Board based on recommendation from the current EAB.
  • The Chair shall be appointed by the TFAAC Board for a one-year term.
  • Staff Liaison to be the President & CEO or his/her delegate

Term of membership

  • One year term


  • Majority of the total EAB membership, present in person or by phone.
  • Decisions may be taken by consensus vote as described above, in addition to during teleconference and in person meetings, by electronic means, which shall include electronic commerce and faxes.


  • By consensus where possible.
  • Any question shall be referred to Robert's Rules of Order.
  • Chair to receive information, agenda and minutes first for approval.
  • Agenda and meeting material to be distributed at least 3 working days in advance.
  • Chair shall NOT have a vote.
  • Any tie will give the Chair a casting vote.
  • EAB business to remain with the EAB until it is agreed to communicate this business beyond the EAB

Technical advisors

  • Where necessary in the opinion of the EAB.
  • Technical advisors may sit through one or more meetings.


  • Quarterly according to the following schedule for the purpose of; providing the Publisher and Editor with feedback and input on content and to review the proposed annual editorial calendar:
  • May meeting - review Feb, March, April
  • August meeting - review May, June, July/August
  • November meeting - review September, October - and annual editorial calendar
  • February issue - review Nov, Dec and Jan.
  • Additionally as determined by the EAB.
  • Absence of two consecutive meetings, member’s commitment is to be reviewed

Amendment to Terms of Reference

  • Only with approval of the TFAAC Board of Directors.