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The Centre for Family Business was established in 1997 as a support to family businesses in the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. Today, CFFB is comprised of over 55 family businesses representing a broad spectrum of industries and ranging in size from just a few to several hundred employees. Join our family of businesses and explore how we can help yours.

"The New Face of Business"
Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Friday September 27th

7:30 to 10 AM 


Featuring Colleen James and Iona Sky

Join us for a dynamic and thought-provoking event dedicated to exploring the critical issues surrounding Equity Diversity and Inclusion.

Designed to foster meaningful dialogue and promote positive change, we will hear from two of the region’s most important changemakers

Special Guests:

Colleen James, owner of Divonify, and Councillor at the Region of Waterloo

Iona Sky has worked in social services for more than two decades, and is a leader in the EDI Space. 

Her areas of focus include practice application and organizational development. 

AI: Trick or Treat for your Business

Friday October 25th

7:30 to 10 AM 

Homewood Suites

Featuring CTV Technology Analyst Carmi Levy 

You don’t have to understand how an internal combustion engine works in order to drive a car”

Carmi Levy has been translating complex technological concepts into understandable language for a long time. 

Carmi believes small and medium enterprises are particularly exposed to both the piffalls and the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence.

This exclusive presentation for CFFB is interactive and full of knowledge you can use right away.


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CFFB Podcast:
Family Business Matters

Listen to our latest episodes of Family Business Matters, featuring our members’ stories, experiences and successes in their family businesses.

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Our Valued Sponsors

The CFFB’s sponsors provide our membership with invaluable insight and experience. Listen to how our partnership with these companies can benefit you.

Steve Wagler of Josslin Insurance
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Josslin Insurance has brokers who specialize in insurance solutions for home, auto, business, farm, disability and life, finding the right coverage for you, your business and your employee benefits program.

CFFB members may also save up to 15% off their home and auto insurance through Josslin.

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The Part Time CFO Services LLP team provides in-house accounting and finance help to work with your existing staff. Our team members have valuable insights and are trusted, strategic business partners who collaboratively work with family or private enterprises, building and implementing customized financial and management solutions.

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Richardson Wealth

Our team at Richardson Wealth is available to support your business vision and help you fully realize your long-term goals with an integrated approach to family and wealth planning. Fundamental issues involving tax, investing, insurance and succession planning can’t be dealt with effectively as stand-alone topics. Here are some of the key issues we can help with:

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With more than 170 years of experience in serving family enterprises like yours, our team of dedicated professionals brings deep knowledge and offers a wide range of services to help you grow your company today while protecting your wealth and supporting your legacy. We understand the challenges you face, but we also appreciate how your unique strengths as a family business are an integral part of your success.

No matter where you are on your business journey, we’re at your side to help you craft the right approach to addressing your needs across your business, including:

  • Continuity and succession planning
  • Defining purpose and values with a family charter
  • Tax and wealth planning
  • Family management and conflict management
  • Board composition and responsibilities
  • Digital strategy and transformation
  • Revenue models and efficiency improvements
  • Financing and deal opportunities
  • Family and business governance

Wednesday December 1