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Make family wealth timeless

Creating a common language for wealth creators and inheritors.


Bridging the financial literacy gap

Over 20 years of increasing financial fluency for families, companies and institutions.


Give your community the gift of financial literacy

Learn how our financial wellness programs reduce money stress for families, employees and association members

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Welcome to Financial Literacy Counsel

Founded in 1999, we are a boutique financial planning and education company.

We are leading the way in helping our clients create more possibilities, build stronger families and communities.

About Us

Our Services

We specialize in financial planning and financial education for families, professionals, corporations and institutions.

Financial Education

Bridging financial
literacy gaps

Family Office Solutions

Making family
wealth timeless

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Empower your members, employees and students by helping them feel in control of their finances.

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Prepare your heirs and beneficiaries to become responsible, young leaders of tomorrow.

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“Alphil Guilaran and his team at the Financial Literacy Counsel have delivered extremely high quality, customized financial literacy programs for some of Canada’s wealthiest families. Their programs are engaging and relevant to their audience. Alphil and his team have been totally attuned to what the family and their needs are, and adjusted and enhanced programs accordingly.”

Sharon Duguid
Senior Associate, Lansberg Gersick & Associates (LGA)

“For the past 17 years, Financial Literacy Counsel has supported our financial literacy and education efforts, going far beyond the BC Ministry requirements”

Brian Lee
Associate Principal St George’s School

“We have partnered with Alphil Guilaran and his team at the Financial Literacy Counsel to provide knowledgeable, trustworthy and unbiased financial education and coaching. This makes for a program that delivers relevant content that matters to healthcare professionals” HealthCareCAN | Hospital Operations Manager, Bella Coola (#93824) - Vancouver  Coastal Health

Dr Stacy Sprague
Executive Director, Employee Safety, Health & Wellness Vancouver Coast Health

“Financial Literacy Counsel integrates quality, innovation and practical solutions into their teaching and activities”

Pria Sandhu
Chief Executive Officer, BC Doctors of Optometry

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