Ken Greig

Financial Security Advisor
Investment Representative

Ken has been in the financial industry for more than 20 years. While running his own full-service brokerage in Ontario, he earned his Certified Financial Planners designation in 2004 and has held that and various other designations within the industry including Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker and Investment Branch Manager. In addition to the family market, Ken specializes in the business market and has assisted many business owners with their needs such as buy sell agreement funding, share holder redemption strategies, retirement income planning, employee group benefits and succession planning, just to name a few. Ken is married and together with Lorie enjoy family and grandchildren. Active in his community, Ken is a Rotarian and a member of several other community groups.

Get retirement ready – Canada Life

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Description: This video combines impactful words with footage of Canadian women close to retirement.

Narrator: You do it all.

Description: “You do it all” repeats across the screen in large text. A middle-aged woman bikes on the side of a road near a lake. Mountains appear in the distance.

Narrator: You’re unstoppable.

Description: “You’re unstoppable” repeats across the screen in large text. A mother sits on the edge of her bed holding her swaddled newborn baby.

Narrator: But when it comes to retirement, you might not feel ready because you’re worried you haven’t saved enough.

Description: A woman sits at her kitchen table, reading her statements. A stack of papers sits on the table next to her.

Narrator: But you’ve worked hard for this.

Description: “You’re worked hard” repeats across the screen in large text. A nurse in a mask takes a patient’s temperature.

Narrator: and you deserve to take this next step with confidence.

Description: An athletic woman jogs down a wooden bridge in a park.

Narrator: An advisor can help you build a plan.

Description: A barber smiles while talking on a cordless phone. She gives a young girl with long hair a trim.

Narrator: so you can afford the retirement you want.

Description: A surfer in a wetsuit stands on the beach at dawn, holding her surfboard.

Narrator: They’ll provide expert advice to help you choose the right investments based on your comfort with risk.

Description: A women sits at her desk, typing on a laptop. The back door of her home is open to a lush garden in the distance.

Narrator: draft a budget and ensure your family is taken care of.

Description: A mother holds up her phone to take a picture of her teenage daughter wearing a graduate cap and gown.

Narrator: It’s time to take charge of your money.

Description: A woman in tennis outfit plays pickleball on a court outside with her husband.

Narrator: Get retirement ready, your way.

Description: “Get retirement ready” repeats across the screen in large text.

Narrator: To learn more, contact your advisor.

Description : Words “To learn more, contact your advisor” appear onscreen with Canada Life logo and legal lines: Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190.

Anyone can get sick: Sandra's story - Canada Life

A critical illness can happen to you even if you have a healthy and active lifestyle. Critical illness insurance helped Warren take care of his daughter and wife, Sandra, to lessen the emotional and financial strain of Sandra’s illness.

 


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Description: Emotional music begins to play. Man begins to speak.

Warren: My first reaction when I heard Sandra had cancer was denial.

Description: A happy, family portrait of a woman, man and infant daughter appears.

Description: The video turns to the man in a room. A white box appears at the same time with red text that reads, Warren, Sandra’s husband.

Warren: I think before we even heard the word cancer, I was just denying the fact that it was very much a possibility that it can happen to anybody.

Description: A photo of a woman and Warren wearing winter attire appears. A white box with red text appears on the screen that reads, yesterday, a healthy lifestyle.

Description: The scene cuts to a woman speaking in a room. A white box appears at the same time with red text that reads, Sandra, 30, Lymphoma cancer patient.

Sandra: We had a pretty active lifestyle before I got sick. We have a Dragon Boat team with our family. We have a home gym. We like to get out with our daughter.

Description: A picture of Sandra, Warren and their infant daughter appears. Their daughter is in a chest carrier worn by Warren. The family is smiling.

Sandra: She has dance classes.

Description: A picture of Sandra, Warren and their infant daughter appears. They are all bundled in winter attire, smiling for the camera.

Sandra: She's a very busy, energetic little girl that needs to be kept busy.

Description: Then video then cuts to a photo of Sandra and Warren who are wearing numbers on their chest for a marathon. They are both smiling for the camera.

Warren: We were active, we were healthy. We always bought our fresh fruits, veggies, every couple of days.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren sitting beside each other in the room.

Warren: Every couple of days, we had, our meals, we had lots of balance between our meats, our fruits and our vegetables.

Description: The video cuts to Warren.

Warren: That's just was we enjoyed. We don't drink much, we don't smoke.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Warren: We're out every day, we have a dog, so I take her for a run in the mornings and Sandra would take her with a walk for our daughter in the afternoons.

Description: The video returns to Warren.

Warren: I guess just average people, but active and healthy, and we prided ourselves on being healthy and taking care of ourselves to live a long and healthy life. It's just you don't get to decide how your life goes sometimes.

Description: A photo of Sandra and Warren wearing winter attire appears. A white box with red text appears on the screen that reads, the diagnosis.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Warren: What happened was really just out of the blue.

Description: The video cuts to Sandra.

Sandra: There's no history in my family of the type of cancer I have. That's one of the top three reasons you get Lymphoma, but there isn't any in my family. There's no history of it.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Sandra: I was going just for a check-up, get my teeth cleaned, I hadn't been in a while, and wasn't expecting to be where we are now.

Description: The video cuts to Warren.

Warren: I just kept telling myself, "The results will come back in and it will be nothing. We'll get this removed. She'll have her nice visit to the dentist she's been waiting for.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Warren: And we'll move forward and there will be lots of time, that we can play with our daughter and just have a normal summer that way."

Description: A photo of Sandra and Warren wearing winter attire appears. A white box with red text appears on the screen that reads, the beginning treatment, a lifestyle change.

Description: The video cuts to Warren.

Warren: The first day or so was...It kind of felt like a bomb had gone off in our lives. It was like a ringing in my ears and you're trying to absorb everything all at once, and there's so many emotions.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Warren: You kind of have to buckle down and say,

Description: The video cuts to a photo of Sandra and Warren who are smiling. They are both bald.

Warren: "No, this was... it doesn't really matter how I feel right now. We got to take care of Sandra."

Description: A photo of Sandra and Warren wearing winter attire appears. A white box with red text appears on the screen that reads, the beginning treatment, today and tomorrow.

Description: The video returns to Sandra and Warren.

Warren: You go through life and people hear the word insurance, and I think sometimes there's a negative stigma attached to that, but this really was something that helped us take care of us, take care of our family, and provide, as a husband, as I said to provide for my wife and my daughter, and it was just such a good thing. Such a good thing. The service we received, it was unbelievable how great everybody was.

Description: Sandra and Warren are featured walking in a busy downtown area, walking together, holding hands and smiling.

Description: The screen goes white. Red text appears that says, talk to your advisor today. Canada Life logo appears.

Participating life insurance

Participating life insurance, also called whole life insurance, provides lifelong insurance coverage with an opportunity for a tax-advantaged cash value component (a guaranteed amount of money that grows inside the policy) and death benefit growth.

These policies give you the opportunity to earn policyowner dividends which can be used to purchase additional insurance coverage or reduce your annual premium payments. Dividends when credited to the policy have a cash value. You can withdraw cash from these policies or borrow against the policy’s cash value.

Critical illness insurance

Focus on your recovery knowing that you have the money to help with your expenses if you're diagnosed with a serious illness.

  • Tax free payout. A one-time benefit payment that you can use for whatever you need.
  • Health experts. World-renowned specialists can help oyu and your family at any time for any condition.
  • Additional support. Get counselling and other services from professionals during your recovery.

Critical illness insurance can give you a tax-free payment if you're diagnosed with a serious condition. Your contract will define which conditions you're covered for, but some examples include cancer, heart attack or stroke. 

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