Meet our team

Professionals who listen to your needs.

Our Mission

Here at Silicz Wealth Management Team, we exist to have a positive impact on people's lives by building long-term relationships with our clients and community, ensuring they are better off for having partnered with us.

Our team of experts

Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager

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Michael leverages his expertise in finance and law to financially empower families, business-owners and charitable foundations through a variety of investment, estate and wealth management strategies. 

By helping people and institutions understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect shareholder and stakeholder value, Michael has been recognized with multiple national awards for his practice’s dedication to Responsible Investing.

With Michael, your wealth is in good hands.

Immediately responding to client inquiries, emails and requests including picking up the phone or turning on the webcam. 204-925-2265.

Portfolio Management – develop, refine, and implement overall investment strategy. Security selection, portfolio construction and rebalancing.

Responsible Investing – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) selection, latest trends in ESG landscape and impact investing, and Shareholder advocacy/engagement.

Client Communication and Relationship Management – client communication, meetings, holistic wealth planning. Liaising with clients' lawyers and accountants for ongoing estate and tax planning purposes.

Problem Solving –  creative solutions to problems you didn’t know you had, and effective action to solve problems that you are dealing with now.

Michael is the principle contact for question about your portfolio, everything ESG, and questions about anything money/wealth related.

Kathy Hein

Wealth Associate

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With almost twenty years experience in the investment industry, Kathy has worked in a number of departments before settling in as a Wealth Associate in 2010. Since 2010 she has continued to expand her knowledge by completing the Canadian Securities and Wealth Management Essentials courses. She genuinely enjoys helping clients achieve their financial goals and building meaningful relationships with them. 

In her personal life she enjoys camping, baking, crafting and spending time with her husband Brian and their daughter Charlotte. She is an avid animal lover and shares her home with her much-loved cat Nala.

Administration and Operations – in charge of all day-to-day operations and account administration; documentation, account transfers, cash management (EFTs, wires, etc.), foreign exchange, etc.

Trading - able to accept orders for securities, and can take your orders directly.

Back-office Liaison – consult and coordinate with operating departments to ensure efficient administrative and business processes for clients.

Kathy is the principal point of contact for: money transfers, documentation requests; research requests, and account opening.

Schedule a complimentary consultation today to discuss your environmental, social and corporate governance investing

Our Partners

Karen Biggar

Senior Personal Banker
National Bank of Canada
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Karen Biggar is a Senior Personal Banker at National Bank of Canada, with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry.

Karen is committed to providing an exceptional level of customer service in all business interactions. She is skilled in preparing customized solutions for Personal and Small Business clients’ borrowing and banking needs. Outside of work, she is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community in which she lives and works.

Trish Carver, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP

Insurance Advisor
National Bank Insurance Firm
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Trish has been providing tax and estate services to high net worth clients for over 25 years, combining her knowledge and experience to help affluent families achieve their financial goals.

She began her career working in the audit and tax group of a major accounting firm and from there, spent 18 years in the tax and estate planning division of a life insurance company. Most recently, Trish worked with a large financial institution as a Wealth Strategist, focusing on delivery of planning advice for high net worth clients with complex planning needs.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba (B.Comm.Hons.), Trish also holds her Chartered Accountant designation, is a Certified Financial Planner and has obtained the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation. She is currently serving as Public Relations Officer for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Winnipeg chapter.

In her role as Insurance Advisor, Trish supports the team clients to help address their insurance needs, working closely with our Financial and Estate Planning partners.

Cory Papineau, B.A. , CFP

Senior Advisor, Financial Planning & Advisory Services
National Bank Financial - Wealth Management
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Cory has worked in the financial services industry for over 20years, providing clients with accurate, timely and comprehensive financial planning solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and has obtained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Cory has worked with a wide range of clients, including businessowners, professionals, retirees and families. He provides wealth management solutions and financial strategies in the areas of retirement planning, tax planning, cash management, estate and insurance planning.  Cory has continually developed his skills and knowledge through education, mentorship and hands-on experience.

Cory’s motto is  Plan Well. Live Better. He is an advocate for financial planning as a foundation for helping clients live the life they want to live. 

We work closely with this team of multidisciplinary experts who provide knowledge and advice that complement our service offering. These experts assist us in providing the best solutions for your personal finances related to taxation, retirement and estate planning. 

  1. Financial Planners are authorized to act in the field of Financial Planning. They exercise their duties for National Bank Financial Inc., a financial planning firm.

  2. We work closely with the Taxation, Retirement and Estate Planning Team from National Bank Trust, made up of multidisciplinary experts who provide knowledge and advice that complement our service offering. These experts assist us in providing the best solutions for your personal finances related to taxation, retirement and estate planning.

  3. Insurance products and services are provided by National Bank Insurance Firm (NBIF) or by NBF Financial Services (NBFFS), as applicable. NBIF and NBFFS are not members of Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). Insurance products are not protected by CIPF.

  4. Financing solutions are subject to credit approval by National bank.

  5. For details and conditions of the offer, please contact your advisor.

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