May 2011 - Present
2002 - 2011
Vice President and Portfolio Manager
1989 - 1994
Wilfrid Laurier University
Co-chair of St John Rehab golf tournament
Toronto, Canada-based financial professional Paul Vorstadt received a degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University before embarking on a 20-year career. Currently serving as vice president of Dundee Capital Markets, Paul Vorstadt is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and fellow of the Fellows of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). Outside of his professional responsibilities, he serves as co-chair of the St. John’s Rehab Foundation’s annual Rehab Golf Classic.Located in Toronto, Canada, St. John’s Rehab Foundation assists individuals who are in the process of recovery from significant illnesses or injuries. St. John’s Rehab Foundation utilizes multiple tools in order to meet its objective, including implements such as research facilities and equipment, staff education procedures, and events that help raise funds for the foundation’s initiatives.Several of these fundraising events are held annually. Each March, the St. John’s Rehab Foundation hosts a 5K Run/Walk with the St. John’s Rehab Team, which is sponsored by Achilles Canada and helps raise money for charities. Funds raised assist in purchasing rehabilitation equipment for St. John’s.The organization also hosts its Rehab Golf Classic every September, which draws St. John’s patrons as well as business professionals. The Rehab Golf Classic also utilizes raised funds to meet the equipment needs of St. John’s patients. The Lights of Hope Gala is also a notable annual event, with the 2013 gala raising nearly $400,000 to help the organization. For more information about St. John’s Rehab Foundation’s goals and events, visit www.foundation.stjohnsrehab.com.
St. John’s Rehab at Sunnybrook is an organ transplant and burn rehabilitation facility in Toronto. A research and academic facility as well, St. John’s Rehab relies on the generosity of the community to fund its research endeavors. Paul Vorstadt is one such supporter. Paul Vorstadt has co-chaired the center’s golf tournament; there are many other ways for volunteers to help, as well.High School VolunteersThere are many opportunities within both Sunnybrook Hospital and St. John’s Rehab facility for students age 16 and older. Students can join a nine-week program that spans the entire summer, but the volunteering is not full time. Students commit to half-day shifts for five days each week. The type of volunteering assigned will depend on the kind of work each student would like to pursue.General VolunteersThe general volunteer program offers a range of available opportunities at different commitment levels. At a minimum, general volunteers need to spend three hours a week at the hospital over a period of six months to one year. The volunteer program administrators seek out those who are caring, compassionate, and friendly. About Applying to Become a VolunteerThe process to become a volunteer requires an initial application and two reference forms. Once these are approved, applicants can discuss their qualifications with a professional during an interview. To learn more about volunteering at St. John’s Rehab at Sunnybrook, visit www.sunnybrook.ca.
A Chartered Investment Manager, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and Certified Financial Planner with a Level II Life Insurance and Mutual Funds license, Paul Vorstadt currently operates as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Dundee Capital Markets. Also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, Mr. Vorstadt assumed his position with Dundee in 2011, continuing an 18-year career as an investment advisor that started after he graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.In his present role, Paul Vorstadt guides the financial assets of his clients, with the help of a team of private bankers, insurance agents, trust and estate planning experts, and his fellow financial advisor colleagues to create custom investment portfolios. Mr. Vorstadt meets with his clients, ascertains their investment goals and appetite for risk, and then supplies a strategy designed for long-term success. Built to withstand fluctuating markets, Mr. Vorstadt's advisements seek to preserve capital, increase spending power, and adhere to the client’s risk levels.Paul Vorstadt gained experience in the creation and presentation of investment portfolios as a financial professional with Investors Group and TD Waterhouse. First entering the industry with Investors Group, he functioned as a Financial Consultant for two years, before adding management duties to his responsibilities. He later joined TD Waterhouse as an Investment Adviser before receiving successive promotions to Associate Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Manager, and Vice President. Mr. Vorstadt benefited from TD Waterhouse’s corporate training program and took several courses to improve his ability to build a portfolio, manage assets, and provide leadership.Apart from the professional realm, Paul Vorstadt is an avid fan of golf and hockey. Active in his community, he recently contributed his time and energy as a Co-Chair of the St. John’s Rehab Golf Classic.