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May 2022

FEA Community Connect

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

We are excited to welcome participants in the Toronto 2022 In-Person Cohort for their inaugural session in May. Committed to building our FEA community, we will be hosting a networking event for cohort participants and certified FEAs from Ontario after Day One of Business Family Dynamics (BFD) on May 19. BFD course instructors and guest speakers will be attending, as well as FEA Council members, FEA Ambassadors and team members. Please join us to greet old friends and meet new…

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FEA Lunch and Learn: Compass for Entrepreneurial Families

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Entrepreneurial families face a unique and complex journey. Navigating through family, businesses and ownership issues is a rewarding, but challenging process that can be aided by expert advice, theoretical grounding, and practical tools. Compass for Entrepreneurial Families is an educational course developed to provide business families with a better understanding of fundamental, contemporary concepts. As a Family Enterprise Advisor, you are uniquely positioned to help business families through these challenges and we hope you will make use of this course and the…

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Family Enterprise Advisor Program Q & A

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

Interested in the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program? 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 cohorts, course modules, family business team project, certification process and the benefits of being…

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National Family Enterprise of the Year Award Celebration at Symposium

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

We are excited to host the National Family Enterprise of the Year Award (2021) celebration in-person at Family Business Symposium in Vancouver! We invite you to join us as we honour and celebrate the family enterprise community and our four Finalists: Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited, GROUPE AGF INC., Kalesnikoff, and WCD (please see below for more information on these outstanding family businesses). Established in 1986, the Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) is given annually by Family Enterprise Canada…

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NextGen Social at Symposium

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Join us for this opportunity to finally socialize again in person! Hosted by our NextGen Ambassador, Aaron Berman, this event is for anyone who is part of the next generation in their family business to come together in a more personal setting. Event Details When Monday, May 30, 2022 Will start shortly after our Family Enterprise of the Year Award celebration (around 7:30 PM PDT) Who Can Attend This social is open to members of our NextGen community and anyone…

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June 2022

Family Peer Program Workshop (Half Day) at Symposium

June 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Our energy ebbs and flows, and we can certainly feel it. As family enterprise members, it is so important to take care of ourselves, not only for our family and business, but for us as individuals. This morning workshop will explore strategies to successfully manage our energy, so we can be our most optimal selves. We will look at how we manage stress, what recovery looks like and create new habits that will propel us forward. In this session, you…

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Family Business Tour – GTA; Flanagan Foodservice Whitby Facility and the Flanagan Family Story!

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
295 S Blair St, Whitby, ON L1N 9V9, 295 S Blair St, Whitby, ON L1N 9V9
Whitby, Ontario Canada

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances with the Flanagan Family this tour has had to be postponed. A new date will be chosen and sent out as soon as the family can confirm. Event Details When A new date will be chosen and sent out as soon as the family can confirm.   Contact Emma O'Dwyer eodwyer@familyenterprise.ca Where 295 S Blair St, Whitby, ON L1N 9V9Flanagan Foodservices Hosts Flanagan Foodservices Inc. The Flanagan Family Flanagan Foodservices, a third generation, family-owned business,…

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FEA Program Fireside Chat

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Interested in earning the FEA Designation? Get the inside scoop on the experience and impact of the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program and Designation in this Fireside Chat! Join designated FEAs Julia Chung, Jeff Noble and Kieron Hayes in a candid fireside chat as they share their key learnings, how the program shifted their practice and the ongoing benefits of being part of the FEA community. This session will provide you with insights into the FEA Program and how it…

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Community Call: Challenges Faced by Retiring Business Owners and the Advisors Who Serve Them

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Selling the family business is a stressful and emotional process. Walking away from "the baby" a founder created is very hard to do. One of the things that makes it hard is the fear of the unknown that lies ahead "What will life-without-my-company be like? How should I plan my next chapter?" Join the discussion with Susan Latremoille, FEA, ICD.D, CPRC, MBA who specializes in working with advisors and their clients as they make this transition to their next chapter.…

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November 2022

Families Summit of Minds 2022

November 18 - November 20
*Exclusive to Business Families*
Families Summit of Minds connects enterprising families and global thought leaders to explore today's issues and tomorrow's opportunities. Be part of unique discussions drawing on shared wisdom, contrasting opinions and solution-driven ideas. Space is limited!

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May 2022

Symposium 2022 (SOLD OUT!)

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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