John Hastings

CAN Fund Board of Directors
-Former member of Canada’s National Kayak Team
-Multiple recipient of CAN Fund throughout his career
-Currently, runs his own Wealth Management practice at RBC Dominion Securities in Ottawa
-MBA Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa, 2013)
-Bachelor of Commerce (Carleton, 2006)
-CFA Level 2 Candidate

Think of someone who has impacted your life. Share 3 words on who they are to you.
Michal Staniszewski and John Zahab (my coaches) – Dedicated, Passionate, Disciplined

Share 3 words to describe what CAN Fund is to you.
Unconditional, Recognition, Support

Favourite Quote or Words to Live By
Life is all about minimizing regrets. You will never regret your failures and successes, but you will always regret never trying.

Share 2-3 things you are grateful for.
Family and friends who have been by my side in the good times and the bad and share every single experience.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
When you love what you do, you will be the most happy… and that happiness is infectious. I do what I love to do.

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
I’ve travelled and lived in communities and cities all around the world. We have it pretty darn good in Canada.