At CommonWealth Partners, we're committed to helping you live your dream. Whether your dreams are small or grand, our team of professionals will create a simple and realistic wealth management strategy to help you achieve them.



Tara-Lynn ByronCEA

Financial Advisor

Tara-Lynn and her Team have collectively over ninety years in the financial services industry. Tara-Lynn prides herself on putting the needs of her clients first, and helping them simplify and clarify...
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Leanne Malley

Licensed Assistant

Leanne has been with Investment Planning Counsel since 2010. She plays a key role in helping the clients of CommonWealth Partners. Leanne ensures that client action items are followed up on in a timel...
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Marcie Rossiter

Licensed Assistant

Marcie has worked in the financial services industry since 2004, and with Investment Planning Counsel since 2009. She ensures that all documentation is prepared and processed in an accurate and timely...
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Maria Power

Licensed Assistant

Maria has been an employee of Investment Planning Counsel for several years and has a wealth of experience with our systems and processes. Maria is the friendly voice that answers your phone calls, an...
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Amber Frausell

Administrative Assistant

Amber has been with Investment Planning Counsel since March of 2021. She plays a key role in helping the clients of CommonWealth Partners. Amber ensures that client action items are followed up on in ...
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 Your Consultants


Pat Flemming, CFP, CEA

Senior Wealth Advisor

Pat Flemming and his team have over 90 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. Pat’s favorite aspect of his practice is being face to face with clients which is where he spends the majority of his time.
When not in client meetings Pat is developing detailed cash flow models helping his clients to map out their future with clarity. Long term relationships are what he values most and his commitment to helping his clients simplify their financial lives has increasingly led Pat, and his team, towards the estate planning aspect of his client’s affairs. This has made his practice a place where individuals and families can come for financial guidance from beginning to end.
In his spare time, Pat enjoys being on the water….any water anywhere and his family is always there with him.
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Rana Chauhan

Chief Investment Strategist, Counsel Portfolio Services

Rana Chauhan is the Chief Investment Strategist for Counsel Portfolio Services. As Chief Investment Strategist, Rana maintains a close relationship with all of Counsel’s investment specialists, allowing him to keep his finger on the market’s pulse and on global economic developments.
He is responsible for helping advisors understand how economic and market events impact their clients’ investments. Rana also provides research and development support to advisors. Acting as an institutional conduit to Counsel’s sub-advisors, he hosts due diligence sessions with advisors and selected investment specialists. As host of Counsel’s quarterly Market Monitor Audiocasts, Rana gets market perspectives from Counsel’s investment specialists, asking the questions that are on the minds of investors. Rana was instrumental in the creation of Counsel Portfolio Services. He was previously the Investment Strategist for Investment Planning Counsel Inc., prior to which he had spent two years as a Canadian Equity Analyst with a Municipal Pension Fund, and two years as an International Equity Analyst with a U.S. Bank. He has been involved in the investment industry since 1987. Rana is a member of Counsel’s Product and Investment Committees and a graduate of Medical Physics from University of London in England.
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Supporting Communities


CommonWealth Partners supports Veith House, Feed Nova Scotia, local minor and school hockey teams, various other initiatives.

At IPC, we built IPC Cares to bring together the various efforts we make towards enhancing the communities within which we operate. By adopting causes that are close to our hearts, we keep ourselves committed and accountable.

Last year alone, as a company, we supported the aid efforts on the Fort McMurray fires, palliative care through The Healing Cycle Foundation and women and children through The Salvation Army.

Perhaps the most significant effort we undertake, and one that we believe is representative of the kind of work that inspires and keeps us committed to our CSR efforts, is the community development project in Honduras with The Carpenteros & Friends. Last year’s project involved a group of IPC staff and Advisors volunteering their time and energy on the ground. Very little is as inspiring and rewarding as living the lives of the people you’re helping, and every one of the people who took the journey came back a changed person, even more determined to stay committed to making a difference in the world!


In conjunction with our Client Advisory Board, the CommonWealth Partners Team is supporting the Home for Dinner program at Ronald McDonald House. 

This special home in Halifax is where families can stay while their children are receiving medical treatment in the city - RMHC Atlantic.

Our first meal was lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread and blueberry crisp. Thank you to the volunteers who assisted. We look forward to supporting this program again in the future!