Empowering Family Business Through Laughter: Jessica Holmes to Perform at the Family Enterprise Canada Symposium

Published: Apr 8, 2024

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Family Enterprise Canada, the nation’s leading voice for family-owned businesses, is thrilled to announce that Jessica Holmes, Canada’s beloved comedian, will perform at the 2024 Family Business Symposium in Calgary. Holmes is slated to light up the evening of May 28th with her trademark blend of humour and heartfelt insight in an event aimed at empowering resilience and mental wellness among Canada’s business leaders.

In a time marked by unprecedented challenges for family-owned businesses, including the aftermath of COVID lockdowns, demographic shifts and labour force disruptions, the need for exceptional leadership and innovative thinking has never been more critical. The Symposium, running from May 27 to 29, promises to be a gathering point for visionary leaders across the nation and offers a unique platform for collaboration and growth.

Jessica Holmes headshot

Jessica Holmes, renowned for her performances in Just For Laughs, The Second City, The Holmes Show and Royal Canadian Air Farce, brings more than just laughter to the stage. As an advocate for mental health awareness and author of Depression The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance, Holmes will share her personal journey through depression with humour and grace, instilling a sense of inspiration and hope in the audience.

“Registration is quickly selling out,” said Naim Ali, Chair of Family Enterprise Canada. “If you are part of a family business in Canada, don’t miss this opportunity to join Jessica Holmes and the vibrant community of family business leaders at the Family Enterprise Canada Symposium. Together, we can shape a brighter future for Canadian enterprises powered by resilience, innovation and the transformative power of laughter.”

Brought to the 2024 Symposium by the Family Enterprise Foundation, Holmes has opened for comedy giants like Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey. Now, she brings her extraordinary talent to the Family Enterprise Canada Symposium. Attendees can look forward to an evening of laughter, learning and inspiration as Holmes delivers a keynote that combines comedy with practical insights from positive psychology.

The Symposium presents a unique opportunity for leaders of small, medium and large family-owned businesses to connect, share ideas and explore innovative strategies for the future. With Holmes as a key speaker, the event emphasizes the significance of mental health and well-being in navigating the complexities of today’s business environment, sparking potential collaborations and insights that could merge.

About Family Enterprise Canada

Family Enterprise Canada is the national voice for family-owned businesses, advocating for their success and vitality. Supporting a community that accounts for 49 percent of Canada’s GDP and employs seven million people, the organization provides resources, education, and a unified voice for family enterprises nationwide.

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