Susan St. Amand is the Founder and President of The Sirius Group Inc., oa Sirius Financial Services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She specializes in continuity planning for Enterprising Families. Her knowledge and experience in governance, strategy, philanthropy and risk management accompanied by strong technical skills make her uniquely skilled. These achievements have led Susan to be named one of the top 50 women in Canada’s life insurance industry and the recipient of the 2015 J.G. Taylor Award by The Institute for Advanced Financial Education.
Susan’s firm is built on trust integrity and mutual respect. She works with multi-generational families and their team of advisors to integrate their values and successfully transfer assets from one generation to the next. Susan’s passion, ‘big picture’ view, intense listening skills, and unique comprehensive approach position her at the top of her field.
Susan is Chair of Family Enterprise Canada (FEC) a Past Chair of CALU, The Ottawa Community Foundation, Past co-chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Ottawa Chapter, Past Chair of the Board of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, Past Chair of the Board of a family owned steel company, past chair of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, and has served on over 20 local, professional and national boards. Susan is also one of twenty founders of the Women for Mental Health campaign associated with the Royal Ottawa Centre for Mental Health.
Susan continues to engage in professional education programs, keeps current with legislation, and is involved in professional associations interacting with allied professionals. Susan presents at various professional and industry events, has written articles for publication, and is frequently interviewed by the media.