Connie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1989 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1994.
Prior to joining RBC, Connie practised law for 18 years. As a partner in a mid-sized full-service law firm, her practise was varied and covered the areas of corporate/commercial law, real estate, and wills, trusts and estates law. In that role, Connie advised her owner-manager clients on a broad range of business and personal needs, from purchases and sales of businesses, to shareholder agreements and corporate reorganizations, to will and estate planning.
For many years Connie taught the Business Law section of the Bar Admissions Course and was involved with preparing the licensing exams for Ontario lawyers. Throughout her career, Connie has been involved in her broader community, serving on many non-profit boards as well as providing pro bono legal services.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Karen Snowdon-Steacy is responsible for managing a complex book of accounts, and services clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Karen works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Karen can help. Karen also has expertise and experience in advising on Philanthropic and Charitable Giving strategies for clients who wish to leave a lasting legacy.
A graduate of Victoria University at the University of Toronto specializing in history and political science, Karen has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Karen is a full member of STEP.
With 25 years of experience, Karen is well known within the local Estate and Trust industry and delivers well-balanced advice by staying abreast of product, industry, investment, tax and legislative developments. With a career focused on building client relationships, she is dedicated to providing assistance in the preservation, management and transfer of wealth between generations by providing solutions to implement clients’ estate, trust and philanthropic plans.
Adam Littlejohn, CLU, CFP®, TEP
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Envision, Create & Preserve - Wealth Planning Designed For You
Adam began his career in the financial industry in 2009 and has worked for several major Canadian insurers. Experienced in both personal and corporate insurance planning, he has the knowledge to tailor wealth solutions that maximize the financial and tax advantages of insurance products.
Adam's philosophy stems from dedication to his own family. He believes that the cost to safeguard yourself, your loved ones and legacy is insignificant when faced with the alternative - inaction. Having the ability to apply innovative solutions, he will help to protect what is most valuable to you. Pursuing ongoing education ensures that his expertise aligns with the industry's most recognized designations. He holds the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations as well as an Honours B.A in Political Science.
Steven completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at York University in 1989 and subsequently completed the CICA In-Depth Tax course. He has also achieved the advanced designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
During his time as a tax and financial practitioner with several professional service firms, Steven specialized in Canadian, U.S. and cross-border personal income taxation, and provided planning and preparation services to clients. He also has professional experience with the RBC Tax Advisory Group and RBC Dexia, where he provided tax advice to various business units within RBC.
As an experienced practitioner in financial matters, Steven has written or contributed to many research articles, industry publications, training materials and client presentations.
Steven’s role as a Financial Planning Specialist is to work with, and support, your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive financial planning solutions.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Toronto, Joshua Miller works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, he provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With experience in financial services with RBC since 2011, Joshua has become a respected member of the banking community in which he works. Through a dedicated approach to client service and as acting as a champion on credit, he also dedicated time to act as a mentor to other Advisors.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Joshua holds a Diploma in Business Administration – Marketing and e-business from Seneca College. He still lives in the Forest Hill neighbourhood where he grew up.
Joshua spends his spare time feeding his love of mathematics and sciences, physics and cosmology. He also enjoys a good riddle to get those problem-solving juices flowing. He is also a student of psychology and specifically is interested in cognitive behaviour theory and brain plasticity research.
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