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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

    Nov
    24
    Fri
    7:00 am Breaking Down Silos/Changing Beh... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    Breaking Down Silos/Changing Beh... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Breaking Down Silos/Changing Behaviours @ Bingemans Conference Centre | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada
    CFFB is thrilled to have Dave Howlett of realhumanbeing.org as our keynote speaker for November.   RHB (Real Human Being) is a philosophy that allows us to gain self-awareness and achieve personal and business success. With[...]
    Dec
    4
    Mon
    8:00 am WORKSHOP- Bill 148, the Fair Wor... @ Ballroom E - Bingemans Conference Centre
    WORKSHOP- Bill 148, the Fair Wor... @ Ballroom E - Bingemans Conference Centre
    Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    Keynote Presenters: Dave Schnarr Paul Drouillard On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. If passed, Bill 148 will introduce a range of changes to the[...]
    Jan
    26
    Fri
    11:00 am What can Communitech do for Fami... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    What can Communitech do for Fami... @ Bingemans Conference Centre
    Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    What can Communitech do for Family Business? @ Bingemans Conference Centre | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada
    Keynote Speaker: Iain Klugman, CEO Communitech Iain Klugman is the President and CEO of Communitech Corporation.  He has overall responsibility for all operations of this award winning organization including regional, provincial and national mandates (thru[...]
  • “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

  • Premium Sponsor

    BMO
  • Corporate Sponsors

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