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May 2022

Symposium 2022

May 30 - June 1
Symposium 2022 is our signature conference for the family business community taking place in beautiful downtown Vancouver, where you can expect dynamic keynote speakers, interactive skill-building workshops, family stories and engaging panel discussions that are all uniquely tailored to the family business experience.

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January 2022

Progressive Insights – Managing Risk in the Family Enterprise

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Business families are exposed a spectrum of risk both from within and outside of their enterprises. In a world of increasing volatility and uncertainty, many boards have embraced Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs to manage and mitigate those risks, though they tend to focus exclusively on operations and compliance and fail to integrate risks unique to family-controlled systems. This module will introduce a Family Enterprise Risk Management (FERM) framework to address these shortcomings and support your deliberations about systemic enterprise…

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February 2022

Family Enterprise Advisor Program Q & A

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

Join us for this informative session with host Tim Mohr, Business Development Manager. We will discuss the complexities of the field of family enterprise advising, and Academic Director, Wendy Sage-Hayward, will discuss the core teachings of the FEA Program and how it can enhance your technical skills. We will explain the qualifications required to be accepted into the Program and the application process. Details will also be provided on the upcoming Spring 2022 Virtual and Toronto 2022 in-person cohorts, course…

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NextGen – Knowledge Sharing: Is the Next Generation Ready?

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Our Host and NextGen Ambassador, Aaron Berman, invites You and the NextGen Community to kick-off the New Year! As Canada's family-owned businesses look to finally turn the page on a global health crisis, a new era of urgency is looming in which many thousands of enterprising families expect to relinquish ownership to younger family members or outsiders in the next decade. In a recent survey, we explored one important question: Is the next generation ready? (Read Ready, Willing and Interested…

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March 2022

Workshop – Building a Gender Lens for the Women and Men of the Family Business

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Join professors Christina Constantinidis and Teresa Nelson as they lead this two day (half days) workshop based on their groundbreaking research. Together, we will learn how gender influences family business dynamics and become familiar with tools that can help you leverage its impact on the family system. Half-Day 1 - Understanding the family business and its environment as a gendered system, with a focus on the immediate family and beyond. Goal: To analyze the key role and influence of gender…

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FEA Community Call – March

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

FEA Community Calls are designed to enrich our family enterprise advisor community. The hosts will set the context of the call with a thought provoking question and then facilitate a vibrant discussion amongst peers. Topic and hosts to be announced. After you've registered, watch your email for supporting content to help you prepare for this call. Event Details When Who Can Attend This call is for FEAs by FEAs. CE Credit FEAs who attend this event will receive 1 continuing…

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Progressive Insights – March

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Join us online for a chance to connect with other progressive family business members about what's happening with your family and family enterprise. Your Family Enterprise Canada community is here to support, encourage and engage. We'll take this time together to discuss what's most important to you, share your insights and what's on your mind. Event Details When Where Online via Zoom Special Guest Coming Soon! Contact Stephanie Freedman sfreedman@familyenterprise.ca Please Note:  This event is only for current FEX Family Members

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April 2022

NextGen – Knowledge Sharing and Social

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Join us online for a casual chat with other NextGen family business members about what's happening with your family and family enterprise during this unprecedented time. Your Family Enterprise Canada community is here to support, encourage and engage. We'll take this time together to discuss what's most important to you, share your insights and what's on your mind. Event Details When Where Online via Zoom. Please note the link will be provided to you in advance Host Coming Soon! Contact…

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Webinar – April

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us online to learn from thought leaders and explore topics most important to our family enterprise community. We'll take this time together to discuss what's most important to you, share insights and explore what's on your mind. Event Details When Who Can Attend The business family community is invited to attend. Where Online via Zoom Contact Stephanie Freedman sfreedman@familyenterprise.ca Presenter Coming soon!

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FEA – Community Call: The Rogers Saga and What It Can Teach Us About Family Business and Conflict

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

As FEAs, many of the families we work with experience conflict, particularly around succession issues.  While conflict is an inherent part of life and normal, managed improperly conflict can adversely impact and even jeopardize the viability of a family business.  During this Community Call, we will discuss the common sources of conflict, best practices to minimize if not prevent it and what to do when conflict inevitably raises its head in a family business.  Using the recent Rogers family saga…

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