About Qopia Financial

Qopia Financial

Behind the Name

Qopia (kōpēə) Financial was created with a goal to create a holistic financial services office. Qopia (derived from the word Cornucopia) symbolizes plenty, abundance, and nourishment.

The 5 letters in Qopia represent our 5 business services (financial services, mortgage services, estate law, accounting, and general insurance) that work together within our office. The letter “i” in Qopia is highlighted as it represents our client and their own unique needs. Let our team of professionals support you through your most important financial life priorities.

Qopia Name Pronunciation

What Makes Qopia Great?

A Team With a Skillset as Diverse as Canada is

Founded in Calgary in 2016, Qopia Financial brings together more than 75+ combined years of financial expertise.

Our diverse team leverages unique skill sets, empowering us to deploy smart solutions that benefit from our internal expertise.

Inukshuk On a Mountain
Qopia Team
Prarie Road Leading to Rocky Mountains

 Our Team

Who is Qopia Financial?

We’re proud of our team and the culture we have built.

Arif Kanji, CFP, CLU, CIM

Managing Director & Financial Planner of Qopia Financial / Associate Portfolio Manager of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Benjamin Lewandowski, CFP, CIM

Managing Director & Financial Planner of Qopia Financial / Portfolio Manager of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Matt Donnelly, CIM

Financial Planner of Qopia Financial / Associate Portfolio Manager of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Mark Kotris, CFP, CLU, CHFC

Senior Financial Planner of Qopia Financial / Investment Advisor of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.  

Guy Fortier

Consultant, Qopia Financial / Senior Investment Advisor, Aligned Capital Partners.

Sareena Dhalla

Branch Manager of Qopia Financial and Branch Administrator of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Luke Demjen, CFA

Analyst of Qopia Financial / Associate of Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Dennis Audette

Senior Financial Consultant

Jordan Salvador

Life Insurance & Group Benefits Advisor

Shannon Donnelly

Branch Administrator of Qopia Financial and Aligned Capital Partners Inc.

Kyle Hoeght

Life Insurance Advisor

Andres Castillo

Financial Consultant

Bailey Brisbois

Branch Administrator

Vinay Thanawala, B.Comm, B.A

Life Insurance Advisor


Your Teams

Insurance Team

Artwork from Qopia office

Group Benefit Team

Qopia statement wall in downtown office

Investment/Planning Team


I cannot say enough about Arif and Ben’s professional demeanor, how they put their clients best interest at the forefront and their unwavering patience for helping clients come up the financial investment learning curve. In an extremely short period, both Arif and Ben have become our trusted advisors and I look forward to working with them for many decades.

Riz R

My only regret is not moving to Arif and Ben sooner. Amazing service and thoughtful guidance. They treat my investments as if they were their own and I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a "one stop shop" where everything from investments, insurance, legal matters, lending matters are taken care of using a holistic, well though out, common sense approach.

Farhana J

.. I am absolutely thrilled to have been connected with Ben and Arif.. Between the two of them, their knowledge of financial strategies and planning for the future is very impressive. Like-minded and so easy to speak with, I feel extremely confident in following their advice when it comes to managing money and planning ahead. I wish I had crossed paths with them many years ago but they have helped me a lot and I look forward to many, many more years working with them!

Devon T

I had a great experience working with Arif. Would highly recommend for your life insurance needs!

Melissa H

Arif and staff have been superb handling my insurance needs.

Robert B

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