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About Vince

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.

Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario
Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario

Languages Spoken

  • English

Formal Education

University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business

  • Accredited Mortgage Professional of Canada

 

Royal Roads University

  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

 

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

  • Ambulance and Emergency Care

  • Law and Security Administration

 

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' 

Mortgage Professionals Canada

  • Private Mortgage Course, Level 2

 

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:

Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario

A Quiet Courage

Inspiring Stories from All of Us

Author: Paula Todd

Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario

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

Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario

The Price We Pay

Stories of Adversity, Heroism, and Healing

Author: Janice Landry

Vince Savoia, Mortgage Broker in Barrie, Ontario

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.

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