Meet the Founder and President, Evelyn Jacks

Twice named to the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Canada, Evelyn Jacks is one of Canada’s most prolific financial authors of 55 personal tax and finance books, many of them bestsellers.

She is a noted speaker on tax and financial issues and national commentator on federal/provincial budgets and elections, appearing regularly on regional and national media outlets including BNN, CBC, CTV, Global news and the Globe and Mail.

Evelyn has been a passionate champion for the achievement of Real Wealth, which she defines as Financial Peace of Mind. A catalyst for tax and financial literacy through lifelong learning, Evelyn was appointed by Canada’s Finance Minister to the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy. She also co-founded the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum in partnership with the Manitoba Securities Commission to increase financial literacy in the province of Manitoba. She has also worked extensively as a volunteer on numerous boards including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Western Canadian Aviation Museum, the United Way Cabinet, The Associates at the Asper School of Business, The Public Utilities Board, the Provincial Chapter of Advocis, BenefAction Foundation and was a Vice President at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. She is also the 77th President of the Manitoba Club, Western Canada’s oldest private business club.

As Founder and President of Knowledge Bureau, Evelyn has built the only multi-disciplinary educational institute to provide tax, accounting, bookkeeping and financial advisors a world class financial education leading to specialized professional credentials and continuing education. By designing and developing scalable online learning programs and e-learning platforms, Evelyn has been a knowledge innovator throughout her career.

For these reasons, Evelyn is recognized and award-winning business leader. She was recently included in the first 20 business leaders to be recognized nationally in The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), a joint initiative of the Canadian government together with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University which features successful women entrepreneurs from across Canada. Other awards include the prestigious Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Intuit Inspire Award for thought leadership in the Canadian accounting and bookkeeping world, which honors trailblazers for their lifetime achievements, an international Business Leadership Award at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and has twice been recognized as Manitoba’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. She also received the YM-YWCA “Business Woman of the Year” award.

Prior to establishing Knowledge Bureau,
Evelyn founded, built and successfully sold both a tax practice and another
national private trade school to an international company.

Welcome to Knowledge Bureau!

I am so proud to share that it’s our 20th anniversary this year! We are so very proud of the tens of thousands of students who have earned professional certificates, diplomas and designations with us, including those who come back year over year to earn continuing professional development credits at Knowledge Bureau. These are individuals who are interested in raising their bar – personally and professionally. Congratulations for your leadership!

Sincere gratitude is also in order to the outstanding contributions by the world class instructors who support our students, write our online courses, instruct at our CE Summits and engage with our delegate at the Distinguished Advisor Conference with truly world class financial thought leaders so generously willing to share their wisdom and experience to help us imagine the future.

We are also extremely grateful for the privilege of working with some of Canada’s most important financial institutions, leading tax and accounting firms and leading professional associations who continue to support excellence in tax and financial education with training opportunities and sponsorships.

If you are visiting us for the first time here at Knowledge Bureau, please know that it’s been our goal to share tax and financial knowledge as broadly as possible so that Canadians can achieve more financial peace of mind to protect their families and help in their communities.

This is a mission and a passion project for all of us. We believe that tax and financial literacy is a critical life skill, particularly in challenging economic times and throughout every life stage. Our graduates, too, demonstrate that by learning more, they can share more knowledge within their families, communities and workplaces to create more financial peace of mind.

That’s the definition of true wealth – the absence of worry about financial security. Through our large network of graduates and undergraduates, we are delighted to move the needle in that direction.

I hope you’ll make a great decision to learn more, earn more and share more with Knowledge Bureau. You will come to know that our incredible Knowledge Bureau “home team” will work very hard to make sure you make the very best educational decision for your time and money as you earn new credentials at your convenience, online, any time.


Evelyn Jacks, President

You can find Evelyn on Twitter @evelynjacks.