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Vince Savoia, MSM, EPC

Languages Spoken

  • English

Formal Education

Hi, I'm Vince Savoia and I am an independent mortgage agent located in Barrie, Ontario. ​
 

With more than 23 years of experience as a financial advisor and mortgage agent, I bring a unique perspective to my mortgage practice. With a strong understanding of risk management, estate, investment, tax, and retirement planning, I work with your accountant, financial advisor, and realtor to assist you in developing a mortgage program that best suits your financial needs and compliments your financial plan. I provide innovative financial solutions when dealing with cash flow, debt management, and mortgage financing.

I hold the nationally recognized designation of Elder Planning Counselor (EPC); am a Certified Equifax Credit Professional, a Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist, and a member of Mortgage Professionals Canada.

 

As a former paramedic and PTSD survivor, I am passionate about the mental health of our first responders.  In 2001, I founded a national charity that was instrumental in providing mental health advocacy, education, training, and peer and psychological support to Canada's public safety community. As such, I am passionate about working with frontline personnel and their families.

With a strong moral compass and with a very pragmatic approach to changing the world, I am fortunate to have been recognized for my accomplishments by the Governor-General of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

  • Ambulance and Emergency Care

  • Law and Security Administration

Royal Roads University

  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
     

Industry Education

Advocus

  • Accident and Sickness License

  • Life Insurance License

 

Equifax Canada

  • Advanced Credit Certification

Investment Funds Institute of Canada

  • Canadian Investment Funds  

  • Labour Sponsored Investment Funds

  • Officers', Partners' and Directors' 

 

Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada

  • Mortgage Agent

As a mental health advocate, I have made it my life’s mission to learn how to deal with trauma in healthy ways, develop resiliency, and positively impact mental health conversations. I have learned that 'sharing your story' is an important tool in reducing the stigma of mental health. My mental health journey has been featured in the following books and documentaries:

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A Quiet Courage

Inspiring Stories from All of Us

Author: Paula Todd

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The Other Side Of The Hero

In the documentary, we get to know first responders through their families, their spouses, their co-workers and themselves. We meet first responders who have experienced the flip-side of what can happen when they discover that they are not emotionally immune to all that they deal with during their on-duty time

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The Price We Pay

Stories of Adversity, Heroism, and Healing

Author: Janice Landry

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After The Sirens

A 2018 Canadian documentary television program about the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among paramedics. It consists of interviews with emergency medical workers and mental health experts as well as dramatic re-creations of emergency calls experienced by the interview subjects.