Certika Financial Group


Sean Lawrence has been a Financial Consultant since 1996 and joined Crain & Schooley Financial in January 2009 now Certika Financial Group Ltd. He is a CHS (chartered health specialist) and focuses on life, living benefits and group insurance.

Sean spends a lot of his time volunteering and sits on the Carleton Place BIA as a board member. The Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce as vice president. The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation and a two-time past President of the local chapter of ADVOCIS (the financial advisor’s association of Canada.) Sean also is a member and assistant instructor with the Smiths Falls Japan Karate Association. He also volunteers with other community fund raising projects and believes that we all need to give back to the communities we live and work in.




Wendy Martin began her career in finance as a manager for the Bank of Montreal, in the early 1980’s. From there, she went on to work with her husband to successfully grow their family-owned and operated construction business before each moved on to separate ventures.

Wendy enjoys working closely with her clients to fully understand their specific needs and helps them to make informed financial choices to achieve lifetime financial security. She focuses her practice on life insurance, living benefits and group insurance.

She holds a B.A. in accounting and economics and is a fully licenced insurance and investment professional. She is currently pursuing her CHS designation and is constantly upgrading her skills to best serve her clients.

Wendy has always believed in giving back to her community and devotes a lot of her free time to volunteer activities. She is currently a Director of the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO), a Woman-to-Woman Ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and an active member of both, the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and ADVOCIS (the financial advisor’s association of Canada). She was a Past Director of the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation, the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, the Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club, the Perth Figure Skating Club and the Smiths Falls Tennis Club and has volunteered for many organizations, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society.