Our Community Ambassadors

Making our Community Stronger

The real essence of every community is the active participation and engagement of its members. Our ambassadors are an organized, dedicated and passionate group of members providing active leadership for our communities across Canada.

We’d like to thank and acknowledge our ambassadors for being a trusted point of contact for our family business community. They believe in the positive impact our community brings to business families and FEAs, and they’re open to share that passion with you.

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As a family business owner, I believe it is hugely important to be able to connect with other family business members. We need a space to share ideas, explore the unique challenges and issues family businesses face, and support one another. This is why I decided to become an Ambassador of Family Enterprise Canada.

Karen Bichin,
ABC Recycling Ltd.
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It has been a privilege for me to share the Ali Family story through the platforms that Family Enterprise Canada offers. My goal as a member and now as an Ambassador, has always been to drive intentional and purposeful communication within the Family Enterprise Canada network to help each other.

Naim M. Ali,
SM2 Capital Partners

Meet our Ambassadors

Our team of Ambassadors is made up of people from across our community – members from family enterprises and Family Enterprise Advisors (FEAs) across Canada. They are delighted to connect with you to discuss their experience in Family Enterprise Canada.

British Columbia
ON, QC and Atlantic Canada
Ryan Akhurst
Akhurst Machinery Limited
Victoria Brown
Legacy Family Business
Gerry Meyer
Meyer Advisory Group
Deb Avis Wilson
Avis Wilson Consulting
Julia Chung
Spring Planning
James Pelmore
Foundation Wealth Partners
John Bathurst
John Bathurst Consulting
Grant Conroy
Genus Capital Management
Spencer Rolls
Legacy Family Office of Assante Wealth Management
Jeff Benna
Gabriel Dhahan
Bellrock Benchmarking Inc
Kevin Santos
Grant Thornton LLP
Gary Benson
Danica Imports
Steven Ivacko
CV TrustCo Inc.
Colin Yakashiro
Grant Thornton LLP
Aaron Berman
BERMANFALK Hospitality Group
Jacqueline Lotzkar
Pacific Metals Limited
Karen Bichin
ABC Recycling Ltd.
Ken MacLeod
Legacy Consulting

Cheryl Alle
Reggin Industries Inc.
Stephanie Domenco
Family Wealth Group Ltd
Christopher Massie
About Staffing
Naim M. Ali
David Emond
Cidel Asset Management
Aliya Mohamed
Jubilee Engineering Consultants Ltd.
David Barnard
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Anne Evamy
Revas Inc.
Patrick O’Connor
Blackwood Family Enterprise Services
Bruce Bennett
Richardson GMP
Shawn Hass
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Jerry Olynuk
Northland Wealth Management Inc
Susan J. Brown
Propel Insurance and Advisory Inc.
Dean Koeller
Calvert Home Mortgage
Chris Reichert
Blackwood Family Enterprise Services
Doug Byblow
Forthlane Partners
Laura Lamb
Kenway Mack Slusarchuk Stewart (KMSS)
Michael Sadovnick
Sadovnick Morgan LLP
Brandy Cadorath
Karen Macdonald
Viewpoint Group
Sarah Tkachuk
Todd Coleman
BMO Private Wealth
Allison Maher
Family Wealth Coach Planning Services
Kent Coulter
Richardson GMP
Margaret-Jean Mannix
Loram 99 Corporation
Richa Arora
KPMG Family Office
Sabrina Fitzgerald
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
William H. Sheffield
Michael Ayres
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Murray Flanagan
Flanagan Foodservice Inc.
Arthur Salzer
Northland Wealth Management
Jacob Baribeau
Baribeau Construction
Krista Han
Grant Thornton LLP
David R. Smith
Smith Advisory Services Inc.
David Barnsdale
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Mara Kates
Camp Arowhon
Holly Simmons
Golden-Lasso Business Consulting
Colin Bierbaum
Michael Kirkpatrick
Imperial Barber Shop
Susan St Amand
The Sirius Group Inc. (Sirius Financial Services)
Serge Bilodeau
Ken Lancaster
RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities
Eric Toivonen
North Pole Trim & Supplies Ltd
Dan Brintnell
Overbay Capital Partners
Susan Latremoille
Lianne Ulin
M Bacal Group
Jim Burton
Burton Family Foundation
Steve Legler
Steve Legler
Vincent Valeri
Telos Group
Tammy Buss
Buss Financial Group Inc.
Trevor Lively
Brent VanParys
BDO Canada LLP
Adam Carter
BMO Private Wealth
Koel Loyer
Stonegate Private Counsel
Rob Velan
Velan Inc.
Monica Clare
Monica Clare Management Consultant
Tom Mathies
BDO Canada LLP
Glen Way
Scotia Wealth Management
Christina Clement
Independent Consultant
Debbie Mohr-Caldwell
Goldie Mohr Limited
Justine Zavitz
Zavitz Insurance & Wealth
Joanne Creaghan
TotalLeader Solutions
Jeff Noble
BDO Canada LLP
Jerome Delle Palme
Jerome Delle Palme
Jeffrey Pacitto
Best Way Stone
Keita Demming
The Covenant Group
Janie Provencher Blais
RBC Wealth Management
Sylvie Desmarais
8766 Quebec Inc.
Don Reynolds
Reynolds Custom Machine Inc.
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