Our Team

 

Bringing over 20 years of experience to providing you with sound, reliable financial advice to help you achieve financial independence and peace of mind.


 

 

John ThiessenB.A., B.Th., CFP®

Financial Planner

John has worked in the financial services field since 1998 when he "retired" from hig204-324-9517h school teaching and pursued training and apprenticeship as a Certified Financial Planner. John also r...
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Rick Heppner MuellerB.Mus., B.Ed., CFP®

Financial Planner

Rick joined the IPC Investment Corporation team in 2018 after spending 20 years as an award-winning Music Director at Mennonite Collegiate Institute. Having received his CFP® designation in 2021, he s...
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Tina Bueckert

Licensed Assistant

Tina joined Investment Planning Counsel’s Altona Branch in May 2013. Her background includes experience in finance, accounting and insurance. Tina prides herself on a job well done and her friendly na...
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Supporting the communities within which we work

 

At IPC, we built IPC Cares to bring together the various efforts we make towards enhancing the communities within which we operate. By adopting causes that are close to our hearts, we keep ourselves committed and accountable.

Last year alone, as a company, we supported the aid efforts on the Fort McMurray fires, palliative care through The Healing Cycle Foundation and women and children through The Salvation Army.

Perhaps the most significant effort we undertake, and one that we believe is representative of the kind of work that inspires and keeps us committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) efforts, is the community development project in Honduras with The Carpenteros & Friends. Last year’s project involved a group of IPC staff and Advisors volunteering their time and energy on the ground. Very little is as inspiring and rewarding as living the lives of the people you’re helping, and every one of the people who took the journey came back a changed person, even more determined to stay committed to making a difference in the world!

We also made countless small but significant contributions of our time and resources within our communities through many grassroots charities we believe in, and the ripple effects of their efforts are always rewarding.

 

The Youth for Christ in Altona offers many activities to youth – a drop-in centre (The Station), and an excellent new skatepark. Activities at the Station focus on music, film, discussion, food and sports. It provides an excellent place for many youth on the fringes to be accepted as they are. The staff have make it a very inviting place for youth who do not feel comfortable at other places.

I am on the board of this organization because as a former high school teacher, I saw how many young people fell between the cracks with nowhere to turn for friendship and a feeling of community.

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is the result of the amalgamation of three colleges: Mennonite Brethren Bible College/Concord College (est. 1944); Canadian Mennonite Bible College (est. 1947); and Menno Simons College (est. 1989) & I am a proud alumnis of one of the founding colleges.

 
 

              $5000 presented to Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna

             $5000 presented to The Station Youth For Christ in Altona  

               $2000 presented to Altona & Area Family Resource Group

               $2000 presented to the Altona Community Action Network 

                $2000 presented to the Rhineland Area Food Bank