Why Join the Family Enterprise Canada Community

Published: Feb 28, 2024

There’s nothing quite like a family business. The rewards are as immense as the challenges are unique. That’s why it’s so important to have a community of peers who truly understand your reality – trying to balance the responsibilities of a family, business and ownership. The Family Enterprise Canada community is just that: a dynamic network of people who know what it takes to run a successful business and keep family relationships strong and healthy over generations.

What’s possible when you flourish with family by your side? A legacy that lives on for generations. We believe the foundation you’re building today is essential for a better tomorrow—for your family, our communities and Canada’s economy. Our role is to foster your strength and success every step of the way.

How We Empower Business Families

Engage With Multi-Generational Canadian Business Families
Our community gathers in person nationally and locally on a regular basis so we can connect, learn and grow together. Signature events include Family Business Symposium, Families Summit of Minds, Connecting Family Enterprise regional events and regular community cocktails, workshops and family business tours. Download our Event Calendar for more.

Join a Peer Group
Our Personal Advisory Groups (P.A.Gs) provide you supportive, confidential, non-competitive spaces with peers who truly understand your reality. Share your challenges and successes as you work through the issues that arise where personal, family and business intersect. Why Join a P.A.G? [Download]

Empower Your Rising Leaders
Connect your next generation with our highly engaged national NextGen Community for knowledge sharing and socials. They are committed to developing their ownership and leadership skills while building their networks and having fun!

Benefit From One-On-One Mentorship
Whether you or your next generation is looking for guidance or a sounding board, or you wish to realign your priorities and set new goals, our Mentorship Program is here to support you. Join the Mentorship Program [Download]

Learn Through Opportunities Designed Specifically for Business Families
Knowledge is power! Strengthen your family relationships with curated resources, interactive activities and courses designed to support you through your toughest challenges as a business family. Leveraging your learning is a key to a strong family legacy.

Access to Professionals Specifically Trained in Family Business Dynamics
The Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation is the global benchmark in family business advising. Designed for professional advisors with significant technical knowledge, designated FEAs have been trained to better serve business families like yours. See the FEA Directory

Join the Global Family Business Community
Families in our Progressive Experience can engage, connect and learn with peers from diverse cultures and perspectives from around the world, through Family Business Network – International (FBD-I), the world’s leading organization for family enterprise. Membership in FBN-I, and access to their global network and conferences, is included in our Progressive Membership.

Your Journey, Your Experience

Every family is at a different stage on its family enterprise journey, requiring different resources, levels of support and ways to participate in our community. This is why we offer our Family Members the opportunity to select from two different experiences – Progressive and Foundational. Choose your experience [Download]!

Learn More
Join our next Family Information Session
Hear what some of our members are saying [YouTube Playlist]

Have Questions?
If you have any questions, or need help becoming a member, please contact Mike Johnston, National Manager, Membership & Community Experience.
Cell: 514-969-3260
Toll Free: 1-866-849-0099 ext. 237

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