Jason Hare


A certified financial planner who owns his own wealth management business, Jason Hare has long specialized in helping businesses plan their futures, assisting families trying to build their wealth, and strategies for ongoing protection of both.

Hare’s finance know-how, paired with his diverse experience, have made him a popular financial planner in his native Kingston, Canada. With his business, Cornerstone Wealth Planning, Hare leverages his education and past work experience to help small business owners and families realize their long-term financial dreams. He achieves this without encouraging anyone to big risks along the way.

Early life

In school, Jason Hare earned a degree in optometry from the University of Waterloo. He then went on to earn his Honors Bachelor of Science degree in biology, also from the University of Waterloo.

Then — once he had taken a deep dive into studies of financial markets, business valuations, wealth creation and fundamentals-based investing — Hare won the sought-after Certified Financial Planner designation from the Financial Planner Standards Council. The certification represents a critical benchmark of financial knowledge, competence, and ability to perform at a professional level.


Jason began his celebrated career as an optometrist. Today he provides wealth planning and financial guidance to clients in Kingston, the Greater Toronto Area and throughout the rest of Ontario.

Today, Jason Hare (CFP, H.BSc., OD) is the president and founder of Cornerstone Wealth Planning.

Hare and his team have been relying on their financial business expertise to aid clients for the past 20 years. They have worked with a diverse mix of private companies, public institutions, and nonprofit organizations, allowing them to comfortably take on a large and diverse pool of clients.

At Cornerstone, Hare has said he prioritizes research and planning, providing solutions for businesses looking to improve strategy and long-term outlook. For clients looking to create more wealth for themselves and their families, the firm is constantly monitoring high-yield investment and insurance opportunities.

Jason lives in Kingston’s west end with his wife and his two sons. When he’s not running Cornerstone or spending time at home with his family, Hare has said he likes to go to the golf course.

In addition to this life as a finance guru, Hare spends time and money working with many nonprofit organizations. Those include the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, the Shop with a Cop charity, and Cataraqui Golf & Country Club’s Rose of Hope Charity Golf Tournament, where he’s been making financial contributions to benefit cancer patients in Eastern Ontario for the last 10 years. He also supports the Leon’s Centre, and the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.

“The team of analysts and traders that help me manage my clients’ money invest thousands of hours weekly to accomplish the results we achieve for our clients,” Hare said in an interview. “The power of the team that I have backing me in supporting our success extends far beyond our Canadian borders.”

Net Worth



  • CFP Certified Financial Planner – Financial Planner Standards Council
  • Numerous Cornerstone funds have repeatedly outperformed the market