Our story

How we came to be

James Richardson & Sons (JRSL) dates back to 1857 when the company started as a one-man grain merchandising operation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By the mid-1920s, JRSL had grown into a respected, multi-enterprise corporation, with successful operations in financial services, agriculture and food processing, energy exploration, and property management.

From early days, JRSL maintained a strong presence in Canada’s investment community, through Richardson Greenshields and later, Richardson Partners Financial. Their name has always been known for integrity, trust, leadership and excellence; and to this day they are still driven by the same pioneering spirit. 

We leverage the knowledge and experience that comes with having a long history, while, at the same time, we confidently and responsibly trailblaze our way into the future.