Centre For Family Business: Events

All programs and events are designed specifically for the unique strategies, structures and challenges of a family enterprise. Only at the Centre for Family Business will Central Ontario family businesses receive such specific, targeted and effective training.

Our peer-supported network gives family businesses the tools they need to build healthy families and stronger businesses in a competitive landscape. As one of Canada’s largest family business associations, the Centre will help your family reach its fullest potential. Plus, our events are a ton of fun, and our speakers are top-notch! Register for any of our events here>>

Monthly Seminars – The Essential Tools of Success

These seminars focus on real issues and provide real solutions. Connect with relevant family business experts while gaining invaluable insight from a ‘family business story’ delivered by a CFFB Member. Motivating ideas and practical skills that can be applied immediately in the family business.

Typical Agenda:

  • 7:00 am – Doors open, arrive for coffee, and a ‘Meet and Greet’
  • 7:15 am – Welcome; breakfast is served
  • 7:30 am – Announcements and introductions
  • 7:45 am – Featured Family Business Story
  • 8:05 am – Sponsor Spotlight
  • 8:10 am – 10 minute break
  • 8:20 am – Keynote Speaker
  • 10:00 am – Event concludes

(Lunch events follow the same agenda but start at 11:00am and end at 2:00pm.)

Skills Workshops – Intensive, Informative & Always Interactive

These concentrated workshops are designed as intensive forums that give participants’ top-tier skills and essential business knowledge without a large time commitment.

  • Upcoming Events

    7:00 am Creating a Sustainable Saleable ... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    Creating a Sustainable Saleable ... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Creating a Sustainable Saleable Business @ Bingemans Conference Centre | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada
    Keynote Speaker: Daphne McGuffin, BDO SuccessCare Program To enhance the value of your business and prepare for its eventual sale or transition to another generation, you must first build and protect three distinct yet overlapping[...]
    2:30 pm CFFB TOURS HOME HARDWARE in St. ... @ Home Hardware
    CFFB TOURS HOME HARDWARE in St. ... @ Home Hardware
    Oct 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    CFFB TOURS HOME HARDWARE in St. Jacobs @ Home Hardware | Saint Jacobs | Ontario | Canada
    Join CFFB as we take a tour of the impressive Home Hardware Headquarters Building in St. Jacobs. Everyone is asked to meet at 34 Henry Street St. Jacobs by 2:20pm turn onto Henry Street and[...]
    7:00 am Continuity Planning the Next Gen... @ Holiday Inn
    Continuity Planning the Next Gen... @ Holiday Inn
    Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Join us as 4 of our 2nd generation members create a panel to discuss issues surrounding their various roles/ages within their family business. Stu Gibson – Gibson Sound & Vision Michelle Hund-Tupman – Great Canadian[...]
  • “We joined the CFFB many years ago because we are small family business owners and thus appreciate the challenges and opportunities that other CFFB members face every day. We are continually touched by the stories we hear from CFFB members in personal interactions around the table and also the family business stories told at each event. As active members, we’re honoured to serve members and help them strengthen the financial tools and structures in and around their family businesses.”

    Brian Ogilvie, CFP, CLU
    Ogilvie Daugherty Financial Services

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