Benefits of the CFFB

Nowhere else can Central Ontario family businesses receive such specific, targeted and effective training as at the CFFB. A peer-supported network gives family businesses the tools they need to build healthy families and stronger businesses in a competitive landscape. And, we are all pretty nice people!

Your annual membership provides you with:

Monthly Seminars

Focusing on real-world issues and offering real world solutions, these events are designed to encompass the specific interests of your entire family business. Founders, successors, key non-family members, spouses, significant others and inactive family members are all encouraged to participate. Through collective learning, your entire organization will gain the knowledge and insight that is required to immediately apply thought-provoking information, motivating ideas and practical skills. View this year’s calendar>>  Two complimentary registrations per monthly. Breakfast seminar additional registrations are $60 each.

Skills Workshops

These interactive workshops, led by industry experts, are ideal for time-strapped individuals who want to walk away with practical knowledge and valuable skills that they can apply immediately to their business. Participation in our workshops may be used towards continuing education credits in your specific industry. Ask us to look into this for you and request a certificate of completion. View this year’s calendar>> CFFB members receive discounted registrations.

Roundtable Groups

Enhance your everyday family business experience by joining a Roundtable Group. Roundtable groups are an excellent outlet for peer mentoring and self-discovery. Experience personal growth through shared experience. There is a group that is perfect for each member of your family business! Learn more about Roundtables at our information sessions in September and January. Find out more>> Exclusive to CFFB members, an additional fee applies.

Gala Awards Night

Celebrate and honour family businesses for their successes! This highly anticipated evening recognizes innovation, inspiration and dedication to building strong families and better businesses. Two complimentary tickets, additional tickets are $75 each.

The CFFB Membership Loyalty Policy

The Centre for Family Business is committed to outsourcing required services to member companies – given that they offer a competitive rate. If your family business has a service the Centre could or should be utilizing – let us know!

Membership Directory

Profile your family business, link to your company’s website, highlight services and feature new products on your 100-word searchable description. Free to Members.


Establishing, building and maintaining relationships and support groups are essential to business. CFFB offers a comfortable and no-pressure environment to meet people, make connections, and develop friendships. Participate in permission-based Member-to-Member email announcements (subject to Board approval); highlight a new product or service, your company’s anniversary, open house, and other news relevant to the family business community. Free to Members.

“Our experience with the CFFB has been just wonderful. The members, advisors and sponsors are open, friendly and helpful, but without the typical ‘sales push’ you can feel sometimes at other networking events. Knowing that we are all in family business adds another level of bond to the entrepreneurial connection one feels with other business owners. The speakers have been entertaining and informative, and the family business stories continue to inspire and teach. We will be members for a long time…worth every penny.”

Gillian Rees, Owner/Marketing Director
Rees Communications

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